Chinese Taishan

Chinese Taishan Review and Specifications

Specifications of Chinese Taishan

Flag Italy
Builder BLOHM & VOSS A.G.
Year built 2000
Speed 27 kn / 50 kph / 31 mph
Length (LOA) 180 m / 591 ft
Beam (width) 25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage 24430 gt
Passengers 832
Crew 927
Decks 6
Cabins 416
Decks with cabins 6
Last Refurbishment 2014
Former names Olympic Voyager, Voyager, Grand Voyager, Costa Voyager

Review of Chinese Taishan

In 2014, the Costa Voyager ship was sold to its current shipowner - the Chinese passenger shipping line “Bohai Ferry Company Limited” for USD 43,68 million. The vessel then received its current name - “Chinese Taishan”.

History - construction & ownership

The 24,430-ton, 920-passenger cruise ship Chinese Taishan is the fastest ship in the world. Built in Germany, the ship was formerly part of Royal Olympic fleet as Olympic Voyager (2000-2004) and Ibero fleet as Grand Voyager (2004-2011). Voyager's debut for Costa Cruises was in December 2011 as a small and elegant, perfect for real intimate sea experience vessel. Due to the vessel’s exceptional speed, passengers are going to enjoy longer port stays, securing more time to participate in shore excursions and get a more in-depth local experience.

Cruise itinerary program

MV Chinese Taishan itinerary program is based on summer Mediterranean cruises sailing out of Venice, fall Suez Canal repositioning and winter Middle East trips leaving from Dubai.

Chinese Taishan

Dining options - Food & Drinks

MV Chinese Taishan offers restaurants, tea houses and 24-hour room service.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The Chinese Taishan ship is not crowded and features great atmosphere for personal time and relax, due to outdoor swimming pools and physiotherapy rooms. The cruise ship offers facilities like wellness center, kids’ area, casino, cards room, library, disco club and theater with daily live performances. The ex-Costa Voyager cruise ship is an exquisite and welcoming vessel, convenient and inviting, stylish and inspiring despite its capacity. Taishan's miniature size makes it easy for passengers to manage their way around on board and fellow cruisers become instant friends.

Chinese Taishan wiki

Year built 1999 (as Olympic Voyager)

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2014

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 832 (927 max) / 350

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 24,400 tons / 593 ft (181 m)

Flag State (registered in) China

Ship builder Blohm+Voss (Germany)

Building cost USD 150 mill

Ship owner Carnival Corporation

Operator Costa Cruises

Christened by Miranda Krestovnikoff

  • Passenger decks: 6 (out of 9)
  • Cabin grades number: 9
  • Total number of cabins: 418 (of which 28 Suite, 12 Balcony, 126 Inside rooms).
  • Amenities: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service & Babysitting, Supervised Children Program, Internet, Laundry.
  • Costa Voyager's sister is mv Explorer (now Celestyal Nefeli).
  • Chinese Taishan (former Costa Voyager) cruise ship is currently the fastest in the world. Its cruising speed is 28 kn / 32 mph / 52 kmh. The small and elegant vessel was previously known as "Grand Voyager" (part of the Royal Olympic's and the Iberocruceros' fleets).
  • The Voyager ship was transferred from the ibero Cruises fleet to sail exclusively the "Corals & Ancient Treasures" (Red Sea) cruise itinerary. However, due to Costa Allegra's fire incident, this ship has temporarily suspended its current itinerary to assume all of the Allegra's itineraries.
  • Voyager debuted as one of the Costa cruise ships in December 2011. This was the ideal vessel for a intimate "small ship" cruising vacation. She's smaller than a regular cruise vessel, with an atmosphere for a great relax. The ship is not crowded, giving its passengers the more personal experience with lots of space. Staterooms are large, some are panoramic and with private balconies. This relatively small ship offers a variety of onboard activities - from reading in the library to gambling at the casino. Other modern features are the wellness center, designated places for kids, a special room for playing cards. The onboard theater offers every day live performances. In the late hours guests can try the disco club.
  • In February 2014, after a 3-year service with the Italian line, Costa Voyager ship was sold for USD 43,7 million to the Bohai Ferry Company (Yantai), and renamed "Chinese Taishan".

Chinese Taishan related cruise news