MV Corinthian Review and Specifications
Specifications of MV Corinthian
|Builder||CANTIERE NAVALE FERRARI LA SPEZIA ITALY|
|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|
|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 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.
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
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.