MV Corinthian


Cruise line
Grand Circle Cruise Line

Current cruise:

MV Corinthian Review and Specifications

Specifications of MV Corinthian

Year built 1990  /  Age : 28
Flag state Malta
Owner Grand Circle Cruise Line GmbH
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
Crew 70
Passengers-to-space ratio 37
Decks 5
Cabins 49
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2018
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 sailed as Clelia II. Clelia II was partially disabled by rogue wave in December 2010 while transiting Drake Passage. Ship's bridge was damaged as well. Nearby National Geographic Endeavour assisted the disabled vessel during the accident.MV Corinthian cruise ship

On December 26, 2009 while being chartered by New York-based Travel Dynamics International, Clelia II ran aground along Antarctic Peninsula. Her starboard propeller hit the rocks resulting in shutdown of ship's starboard engine and loss of electricity aboard. Another tourist ship, Corinthian II, which was nearby, helped pull Clelia II off the rocks. 

Cruise itinerary program

MV Corinthian schedule calendar includes Mediterranean (from Bordeaux, Lisbon, Rouen), Baltic Sea (from Copenhagen) and Antarctica cruises (from Buenos Aires, in winter).


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.MV Corinthian cruise ship

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.

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