MV Glory Sea Review and Specifications
Specifications of MV Glory Sea
|Builder||BLOHM + VOSS, HAMBURG, GERMANY|
|Year of built||2001|
|Gross Tonnage||24318 gt|
|Former name||Olympia Explorer, Explorer, Celestyal Odyssey|
|Decks with cabins||6|
Review of MV Glory Sea
MV Glory Sea cruise ship (formerly Celestyal Odyssey) is a Bahamas-registered passenger vessel. It was built in 2001 in Germany, by the Blohm+Voss shipbuilding company. The ship was launched as "Olympia Explorer" (2001-2004). In 2004 it was renamed to "MV Explorer" and started operations for the Semester at Sea (study abroad program) until 2015.
In May 2015, the cruise ship was chartered for 3 years by the Celestyal Cruises line and renamed "MV Celestyal Odyssey" (Malta-flagged). In September 2015 Celestyal terminated the charter and the vessel left their fleet in October 2015.
The Glory Sea ship is currently owned and operated by the Asian cruise line Diamond Cruises as its first vessel.
Of all Glory Sea cabins, only 24 have their own private balcony. The ship has no wheelchair accessible, connecting or single cabins. The Glory Sea ship’s interior design boasts wider corridors and solid cabin doors. This ship lacks Standard Balcony rooms, and has no launderettes (self-serve, passenger-use laundry facilities).
The Promenade deck on mv Glory Sea features ship’s Atrium Lobby with boarding and entryways for embarkation and disembarkation, and seating area. With central location there is the Reception Desk which provides 24-hour guest services. The Shore Excursions Desk, also located there, serves Diamond Cruises tours booking program.
MV Glory Sea wiki
Year built 2001
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 836 (922 max) / 230
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 24,318 tons / 590 ft (180 m)
Flag State (registered in) Bahamas
Ship builder Blohm+Voss, Hamburg (Germany)
Building cost USD 175 mill
Ship owner and Operator is Diamond Cruise International (China)