Ocean Dream


Cruise line
Peace Boat (Small Cruise Lines)

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Ocean Dream Review and Specifications

Specifications of Ocean Dream

Year built 1981  /  Age : 37
Builder Aalborg Vaerft AS (Aalborg, Denmark)
Building cost USD 100 million
Owner Peace Boat
Speed 21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA) 205 m / 673 ft
Beam (width) 26 m / 85 ft
Gross Tonnage 36674 gt
Passengers 1340 - 1422
Crew 550
Passengers-to-space ratio 26
Decks 10
Cabins 670
Decks with cabins 10
Last Refurbishment 2012, 2017 (scrapped)
Former names Carnival Tropicale, Costa Tropicale, Pacific Star (P&O AU), New Flamenco (Pullmantur), Ocean Dream (Peace Boat)

Review of Ocean Dream

The cruise ship Ocean Dream (formerly Tropicale, Costa Tropicale, Pacific Star) was built in 1981. In 1982, the vessel started itineraries as the Carnival Cruise Lines' first newbuild ship - MS Tropicale. Most of the time it was cruising in the Caribbean. On April 25, 2017, the cruise vessel was ancored at Alang for shipbreaking.

History - construction & ownership

The 35,265-ton, 1,422-passenger cruise ship Ocean Dream (Tropicale) was transferred to the Costa Cruises fleet in 2001 and changed her name to Costa Tropicale. However, the cruise ship retired in 2005 and started operation for P&O Cruises Australia under the name Pacific Star. In 2008, P&O Cruises decided to sell the cruise ship to Pullmantur. After a refurbishment, the vessel started operations under the name "Ocean Dream". It is currently chartered to "Peace Boat" (global non-government organization).

Ocean Dream cruise ship (Carnival Tropicale)

The list of other former Carnival cruise ships that were scrapped through the years includes: Carnivale (950 berths), Festivale (1146 berths) and Mardi Gras (906 berths). The 1022-berth Tropicale was designed similar to SS Mardi Gras. Its decks were named (in decending order) Promenade, Empress, Upper, Main and Riviera.

Cruise itinerary program

Ocean Dream itinerary program is based on around-the-world cruises with round-trip departures from Yokohama, Japan.


Out of 511 cabins, 314 have ocean views. Ocean Dream cabins are air conditioned and feature walk-in closets. If you book a master suite, you also get a whirlpool spa and balcony. 

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Main meals are served at the 2 restaurants onboard which combine Japanese and international cuisine.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Ocean Dream is operated by Peace Boat, a global NGO based in Japan, aiming at raising awareness and building connections among groups that work for peace, human rights and environmental protection.

Ocean Dream cruise ship (Carnival Tropicale)

The array of public spaces aboard Ocean Dream have been adapted to serve as classrooms, workshop rooms, rehearsal areas, lecture halls. Students participating in the programs of “Global University”, “Global English/Espanol Training” and “International Student & Study Abroad”, use the cruise ship’s venues for presentations at sea. The Peace Boat Center (“P-Cen”) is an office used by both participants and staff to produce posters, edit videos, coordinate onboard events and publish the Peace Boat newspaper which is issued daily. The ship also offers places to relax and exercise, including a gym, sports deck, book corner, jacuzzis, swimming pools, coffee shops, bars, sunbathing deck.

Ocean Dream wiki

  • In June 2009, there was a swine flu outbreak onboard the Ocean Dream, while the vessel was sailing around Central and South America. The cruise ship had to dock in Margarita, Venezuela, in order her Venezuelan passengers to disembark before going to Aruba, where the rest of the guests left. According to reports about the accident, the travelers had been placed in quarantine. However, the ship's owners Pullmantur denied that there was such an incident.

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