MV Corinthian Review and Specifications
Specifications of MV Corinthian
|Year built||1990 / Age : 28|
|Builder||Cantieri Navali La Spezia Srl (La Spezia, Italy)|
|Owner||Grand Circle Cruise Line GmbH|
|Operator||Grand Circle Cruise Line|
|Speed||15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph|
|Length (LOA)||88 m / 289 ft|
|Beam (width)||15 m / 49 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||4077 gt|
|Passengers||98 - 100|
|Decks with cabins||5|
|Former names||Renaissance Four, Clelia II, Orion II|
Review of MV Corinthian
MV Corinthian is currently operated by Grand Circle Cruise Line and carries approximately 100 passengers. The ship features an ice-strengthened hull and retractable stabilizers, plus a fleet of Zodiacs.
History - construction & ownership
The 4,077-ton, 100-passenger cruise ship mv Corinthian was launched in 1990. The ship was built in La Spezia, Italy by Cantiere Navale Ferrari-Signani and operated by Great Lakes Cruise Company and Renaissance Cruises as Renaissance IV. After Renaissance ceased operations, the vessel was renamed "Clelia II".
On December 27, 2009 while operated under charter by Travel Dynamics International (New York-based cruise travel operator), Clelia II ran aground off Antarctic Peninsula. The accident resulted in starboard propeller damage, lost of the starboard engine and electricity. The fleetmate Corinthian 2 (now Hebridean Sky) assisted and escorted the damaged ship back to Ushuaia (Argentina).
Clelia II was partially disabled by rogue wave on December 8, 2010, while transiting Drake Passage. The Navigation bridge was also damaged. The nearby Lindblad ship National Geographic Endeavour assisted the disabled vessel during the accident.
Cruise itinerary program
The all-suite mv Corinthian offers the best in small-ship cruise travel. The 50 spacious suites, measuring 215 sq.feet or more, afford ocean views and are equipped with luxurious attention to amenities. All cabins feature individual temperature control, CD/DVD player, TV, king-size bed (all offer twin-bed configuration), iPod docking station, personal safe, clock, refrigerator with soft drinks, bathroom with full-size shower, and more. Guests staying in the Penthouse and Veranda Suites also enjoy a private balcony, butler service, and exclusive in-suite amenities.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Complimentary beverages including bottled water, tea and coffee, soft drinks, premium spirits and select fine wines are served throughout Corinthian. The ship has one restaurant, accommodating passengers at a single, unassigned seating. Vegetarian and well-being selections, special dietetic menus are provided upon request.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
The richy appointed public facilities on Corinthian include two lounges, a library with Internet access, spa, beauty salon, gym, boutique, Jacuzzi, swimming platform and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing. An elevator serves all decks. Yacht’s public spaces are warm, decorated with rich fabrics, polished brass, handsome wood, rare antiquities, fine works of art. Gratuities are included in cruise fare.