Golden Iris

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Cruise line
Mano Cruises (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
19 Nov, 2017 - 24 Nov, 2017

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Golden Iris Review and Specifications

Specifications of Golden Iris

Year built 1977  /  Age : 40
Flag state Panama
Builder BWSC - Burmeister & Wain Shipyard (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Owner Mano Maritime
Speed 19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA) 165 m / 541 ft
Beam (width) 23 m / 75 ft
Gross Tonnage 16852 gt
Passengers 800 - 959
Crew 350
Passengers-to-space ratio 20
Decks 8
Cabins 400
Decks with cabins 8
Last Refurbishment 2009
Former names Cunard Conquest, Cunard Princess, MS Rhapsody

Review of Golden Iris

MS Golden Iris cruise ship was built in 1975 and is currently operated by Mano Maritime, an Israel-based cruise travel company. The vessel was constructed in Copenhagen Denmark for Cunard Line. and launched under the name "MS Cunard Conquest".

History - construction & ownership

In 1977, the 16,852-ton, 1,000-passenger cruise ship was renamed to "MS Cunard Princess". In 1995 the vessel was put in service with StarLauro Cruises (later known as MSC Cruises). For a short period of time it was operated under its old name, before being renamed to "MS Rhapsody". The current shipowner Mano Maritime acquired the ship in 2009.

Golden Iris cruise ship

MS Golden Iris cruises leaving from Israel to different ports in Europe on board the 5-star luxurious cruise ship, with 4 meals a day.

Golden Iris cruise ship

An interesting fact is that the ship was originally one of two cruise vessels ordered by the US-based Overseas National Airways. The founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, was involved in the ship design process, envisioning the vessels as "floating Playboy Clubs".

Itineraries

Golden Iris cruise itinerary program offers roundtrips leaving from Haifa Israel. The ship operates on 2-304-5-day cruises to Greek Islands, visiting Rhodes, Cyprus (Limassol, Larnaca), Crete (Agios Nikolaos).

Combined Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea cruises visit Greece (Thessaloniki, Kavala, Syros Island), Romania (Constanta), Bulgaria (Varna, Burgas).

Cabins

Golden Iris offers a total of 400 passenger cabins, inside and outside.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Golden Iris has a Main dining room (named Meridian Restaurant), a Lido buffet restaurant (Outrigger Buffet) and Outrigger Cafe.

Golden Iris cruise ship

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Despite Golden Iris was built in Denmark, all her interior decoration was done in Italy. Guests can choose from different cruise packages, pleasant rooms and suites, live entertainment and many attractions on board. The Golden Iris is known as Israel's golden passenger liner.

The vessel provides her guests with a fitness center featuring amazing sea views, sports facilities, full duty free shopping arcade, fully stocked modern bar, spacious swimming pools (including children's pool), pool bar, jaccuzzi, sun tanning decks, sauna and jogging track.

Other amenities include: Children Play Room, Beauty Salon & Spa, Library, Card Room, Show Boat Lounge (with Dance Floor & Stage), Photo Gallery, 8 Bolls Night Club (Disco with Dance Foor & Stage), TopSail Lounge, Casino (Slot Machines), Piano Bar.

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Golden Iris Itineraries 2017

The below listed Golden Iris cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Haifa cruise port

02 November 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $394
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02 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
03 Nov 13:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
05 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

05 November 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $399
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05 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
06 Nov 18:00 - 18:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
08 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
10 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

10 November 2017 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $273
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10 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
11 Nov 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
12 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

12 November 2017 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $341
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12 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
13 Nov 08:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
14 Nov 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
16 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

16 November 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $285
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16 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
17 Nov 13:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
19 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

19 November 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $399
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19 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
20 Nov 18:00 - 18:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
22 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
24 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

24 November 2017 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $239
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24 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
25 Nov 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
26 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

26 November 2017 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $426
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26 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
27 Nov 08:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
28 Nov 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
30 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

30 November 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $348
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30 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
01 Dec 13:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
03 Dec      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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