Amusement World Review and Specifications
Specifications of Amusement World
|Builder||Lindholmens Varv AB (Goteborg, Sweden)|
|Owner||New Century Maritime|
|Operator||New Century Tours Corporation|
|Speed||14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph|
|Length (LOA)||141 m / 463 ft|
|Beam (width)||22 m / 72 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||12764 gt|
|Passengers||946 - 1300|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Patricia, Stena Oceanica, Stena Saga, Crown Princess Victoria, Pacific Star, Sun Fiesta, Lion Queen|
Review of Amusement World
Launched in 1967 as Patricia, Amusement World is one of the gambling vessels sailing in the waters of Singapore operated by New Century Cruise Lines.
History - construction & ownership
The 12,764-ton, 1,300-passenger cruise ship Amusement World has two sister ships: Saga, which sailed for Swedish Lloyd, and Svea, which sailed for Svea Lines. Patricia was designed to be a car and passenger ferry sailing in Northern Europe (Bilbao, Spain - Southampton, England service).
Initially, the vessel was capable to carry 175 cars and 750 passengers. The owner Swedish Lloyd decided to sell the Patricia to Stena Lines in 1978 and the name of the vessel was changed to Stena Oceanica. Future changes in the ship's design included an increase in the cabins' number, and passengers capacity reached 1,300.
Cruise itinerary program
Amusement World was relocated in Singapore in order to replace Leisure World (ex-Skyward), when Leisure World duties in Singapore were cancelled. Most of the time, Amusement World spends anchored in the Singapore Straits.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
The 250-seat Patricia's Restaurant offers western and oriental buffet-style meals to sharpen the appetite of all passengers. A-la-carte service is also available. The 40-seat Hawker Centre is the venue to sample hawke feast every evening.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
The latest changes transforming the vessel into a gambling ship resulted in increasing the space of the main gaming area on C Deck. The venues on Saloon Deck were refurbished in order guests on board the vessel to take advantage of food, karaoke and massage.
The Lion Bar features daily show including magic and games to keep all passengers entertained. After the show, guests can continue to sample various wines and other drinks till the wee hours. The Sporty Bar is the place to soothe in jazz. It offers a ping pong table, putting green and dart-throwing board. Along the walkway to the Lion Bar, there is a state-of-the-art video arcade attracting guests of all ages.