MS Adriana Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Adriana
|Year built||1972 / Age : 45|
|Flag state||St Kitts & Nevis|
|Builder||UNITED SHIPPING YARD (Perama, Greece)|
|Speed||19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph|
|Length (LOA)||104 m / 341 ft|
|Beam (width)||16 m / 52 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||4490 gt|
|Passengers||308 - 350|
|Decks with cabins||4|
|Former names||MS Aquarius|
Review of MS Adriana
MS Adriana is a mid-sized cruise vessel with old fashion, French-style interior, currently owned by Adriana Shipping. In 2015 she started operations in the Caribbean Sea (under St Kitts and Nevis flag of convenience) for the current charterer West Indies Cruise Line leaving out of Port-of-Spain (Trinidad and Tobago).
History - construction & ownership
The 4,591-ton, 308-passenger cruise ship Adriana was built for HML (Hellenic Mediterranean Lines) as Aquarius in 1972. Adriana was the first cruise ship of the line, and also the first purpose-built in Greece. MV Aquarius was laid down at United Shipping Yard, Perama as 54 yard number. She was launched on September 15, 1971 and commissioned in June 1972.
In 1987, following a poor season due to the hijacking of Italian MS Achille Lauro liner off the coast of Egypt by four men representing the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), Aquarius was sold in Rijeka to Yugoslav Jadranska Linijska Plovidba and renamed Adriana. She ran cruises in the Adriatic for Jadrolinija and charters to other cruise lines such as Hapag. In 1997 the vessel was sold to Marina Cruises and started operation for Nice-based Plein Cap. Between April 2008-September 2010, she was sold to Tapas and cruised as Adriana III. Adriana has sailed under Saint Kitts and Nevis flag since September 2010, with predominately Russian crew under the command of her new ship owner, captain Sergey Ponyatovsky, for Tropicana from Havana in the Caribbean Sea in 2011 and 2012, for B&BS (Black & Baltic Seas Cruise Company) from Odessa in 2013 and Sochi in 2014 in the Black Sea, chartered by West Indies Cruise Line in 2015 for cruises from Port of Spain.
Cruise itinerary program
MS Adriana itinerary program is based on Caribbean cruises. Sailing in the Southern Caribbean year-round, Adriana Cruises embarks cruisers in Trinidad and provides a variety of itineraries.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
MS Adriana dining options include a Main restaurant (buffet), Grill-bar and two bars offering Caribbean cocktails.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
At the fore-front of ship's Trinidad program is Carvalho’s Cruise Services, which represents the ship as a port and general sales agent. It handles all itinerary adjustments, local ticket sales and more. MS Adriana features a Music lounge, Casino & slot machines, sauna.