Albatros accidents and incidents

Albatros cruise ship

Former names
Crown Mare Nostrum, MS Crown, Norwegian Star, Royal Odyssey, Royal Viking Sea

Length (LOA)
205 m / 673 ft

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CruiseMapper's Albatros cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 830-passenger vessel owned by Scrapped Cruise Ships. Our Albatros accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • sold for scrap in July 2021 (scrapped at Alang India)
  • former names: Royal Viking Sea, Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, MS Crown
  • redesigned/stretched by Seebeckwerft AG (Bremerhaven Germany) in 1981
  • propulsion/power loss - 2016
  • boat rescues - 1983, 2017

The vessel was previously operated under the names Royal Viking Sea (1973-1991 by Royal Viking Line), Royal Odyssey (1991-1997 by Royal Cruise Line), Norwegian Star (1997-2001 by NCL / Norwegian Capricorn Line), Norwegian Star 1 (2001-2002 by NCL / Norwegian Cruise Line), MS Crown (2002-2004 by Star Cruises / shipowner Crown Investments) and MS Albatros (2004-2022 by Phoenix Reisen).

04 February 2017Boat Rescue

On February 4, 2017, while navigating in South Pacific Ocean, the liner rescued 6 fishermen from their sinking boat, approx 400 km / 250 mi off Tonga's coast. New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre organised for the German cruise ship Albatros to change course after the fishing vessel crew set off an emergency rescue beacon. The fishermen were disembarked in Auckland NZ. They had not had fresh water for 3 days.

27 September 2016Propulsion / Power Loss

On September 27, 2016, the ship suffered mechanical problems resulting in a delayed departure from homeport Bremerhaven Germany. With around 800 passengers, the liner was scheduled to cruise to Dover UK, leaving from Columbus Cruise Center (Bremerhaven) in the evening.

The mechanical problems (rudder's hydraulic system malfunction) delayed the departure by ~11 hours (leaving Germany in the morning on Aug 28). The same problem occurred soon after leaving the port (approx 25 km / 15 ml from Bremerhaven). Assisted by 2 tugboats, the cruise ship was towed back to port for repairs.

29 November 1983Boat Rescue

(MS Royal Viking Sea) On November 29, 1983, during its first Around the World cruise (after the drydock refit and conversion done in Bremen), the liner rescued a total of 151 survivors from Indian ferry ship Dojo, which sunk off the coast of Sulawesi Island (aka Celebes) Indonesia.

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