Albatros

Albatros Review and Specifications

Specifications of Albatros

Year built1973  /  Age : 46
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderWartsila Hietalahti shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
OwnerTSS Albatros
OperatorPhoenix Reisen GmbH
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)205 m / 673 ft
Beam (width)27 m / 89 ft
Gross Tonnage28518 gt
Passengers812 - 830
Crew340
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks10
Cabins420
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesRoyal Viking Sea, Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, MS Crown

Current itinerary of Albatros

Albatros current cruise is 146 days, one-way from Hamburg to Genoa, themed as "Easter,Art". The itinerary starts on 19 Dec, 2018 and ends on 14 May, 2019.

Date / TimePort
19 Dec 17:00      Departing from Hamburg, Germany   
24 Dec 10:00 - 18:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
31 Dec 12:00 - 01 Jan 01:00     Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe   
01 Jan 09:00 - 22:00     Fort-de-France, Martinique   
02 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
04 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles   
05 Jan 07:00 - 14:00     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
06 Jan 13:00 - 20:00     Cartagena, Colombia   
07 Jan 12:00 - 18:00     San Blas Islands, Panama   
10 Jan 09:00 - 15:00     Manta, Ecuador   
11 Jan 07:00 - 20:00     Guayaquil, Ecuador   
13 Jan 07:00 - 14:00     Salaverry, Trujillo, Peru   
14 Jan 09:00 - 15 Jan 13:00     Callao, Lima, Peru   
20 Jan 14:00 - 21 Jan 17:00     Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile   
24 Jan 11:00 - 16:00     Pitcairn Island, Adamstown, UK   
27 Jan 08:00 - 15:00     Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
28 Jan 08:00 - 29 Jan 06:00     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
29 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
30 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
31 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
02 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands NZ   
03 Feb 07:00 - 14:00     Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ   
08 Feb 19:00 - 09 Feb 19:00     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
10 Feb 08:00 - 12 Feb 20:00     Auckland, New Zealand   
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand   
17 Feb 08:00 - 18 Feb 18:00     Sydney, NSW Australia   
20 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Brisbane, Queensland Australia   
21 Feb 13:00 - 19:00     Fraser Island, Queensland Australia   
22 Feb 09:00 - 17:00     Gladstone, Queensland Australia   
24 Feb 08:00 - 20:00     Cairns, Queensland Australia   
26 Feb 08:00 - 20:00     Alotau, Papua New Guinea   
28 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Madang, Papua New Guinea   
01 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Wewak, Papua New Guinea   
04 Mar 07:00 - 15:00     Koror, Palau Islands   
07 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Boracay Island, Philippines   
08 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
10 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Kaohsiung, Taiwan   
11 Mar 09:00 - 12 Mar 13:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
13 Mar 13:00 - 20:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
15 Mar 07:00 - 16 Mar 12:00     Shanghai, China   
17 Mar 14:00 - 20:00     Jeju Island, Cheju, South Korea   
18 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Busan, South Korea   
20 Mar 07:00 - 18:00     Vladivostok, Russia   
23 Mar 06:00 - 17:00     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
24 Mar 07:00 - 14:00     Nagoya, Japan   
25 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
26 Mar 11:00 - 19:00     Aburatsu, Nichinan, Japan   
28 Mar 10:00 - 18:00     Ishigaki Island, Sakishima, Japan   
30 Mar 09:00 - 01 Apr 20:00     Hong Kong, China   
03 Apr 09:00 - 20:00     Halong Bay, Vietnam   
05 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Nha Trang, Vietnam   
07 Apr 13:00 - 20:00     Pulau Tioman Island, Malaysia   
08 Apr 08:00 - 23:00     Singapore   
10 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia   
11 Apr 12:00 - 18:00     Pulau Weh Island, Sabang, Indonesia   
14 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Colombo, Sri Lanka   
15 Apr 13:00 - 20:00     Cochin, Kochi, India   
16 Apr 12:00 - 19:00     Mangalore, India   
17 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Mormugao, Goa, India   
20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Muscat, Oman   
21 Apr 11:00 - 22:00     Khasab, Musandam, Oman   
22 Apr 08:00 - 23 Apr 23:00     Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE   
24 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Abu Dhabi, UAE   
25 Apr 07:00 - 14:00     Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE   
26 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Mina Salman, Manama, Bahrain   
28 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Muscat, Oman   
30 Apr 12:00 - 18:00     Salalah, Oman   
05 May 07:00 - 19:00     Safaga, Egypt   
06 May 08:00     Eilat, Israel   
07 May 08:00 - 22:00     Aqaba, Jordan   
08 May 07:00 - 13:00     Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt   
12 May 08:00 - 17:00     Valletta, Malta   
14 May 09:00      Arriving in Genoa, Milan, Italy   

Review of Albatros

Launched in 1973 as Royal Viking Sea, MS Albatros cruise ship is one of Phoenix Reisen's chartered ocean liners - together with the fleetmates AmadeaArtania and Amera (ex Prinsendam). The vessel was last drydock refurbished in 2018 (April).

History - construction and ownership

The German cruisetour company Phoenix Reisen (shipowner) started cruise operations under its own brand in 1988, with the chartered for 20 years liner TS Maxim Gorkiy (1969-2009 scrapped, owned by USSR's Black Sea Shipping Company / later privatized and renamed Sovcomflot). In 1993, Phoenix Reisen added a second cruise liner - SS Albatros (1957-built as RMS Sylvania, 2004-scrapped as SS Genoa). The vessel was chartered from V-Ships for 10 years (1993-2003). Today, Phoenix Reisen (travel agency and cruise brand) has a large fleet of chartered and owned ocean ships and riverboats.

MS Albatros cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

The 28,518-ton, 812-passenger cruise ship Albatros debuted in 1973 in the fleet of Royal Viking Line. She also sailed as “ms Crown”, “Norwegian Star” and “Royal Odyssey”. MS Albatros launched as part of Phoenix Reisen Cruises in 2004 and is the second ship to bear the name, as well as line’s oldest vessel.

Cruise itinerary program

Albatros itinerary program is based on popular destinations like Europe (Mediterranean and Baltic Sea), Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Canada and New England. The ship offers Panama Canal transits and transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

Albatros has 8 passenger decks and a total of 420 cabins (from small inside cabins of 10 m2 and 17 m2 outside staterooms, up to 60 m2 "Captain's Suite") in 42 grades. 

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Albatros has two Dining Rooms: Seagull (Mowe) and Pelikan. Other options include Lido Lunch and Pizzeria. The ship also features six bars (including Casablanca and Harry’s Bars),

MS Albatros cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

In 2013 ms Albatros celebrated her 40th service year, and was refitted to the highest standards with a contemporary feel. Vacations on board Albatros cruise ship are carefree, because of the informal atmosphere and great quality of service her staff provides. Despite her age, ms Albatros is in accordance with the latest safety-at-sea requirements. The ship boasts a pool, gym, casino and spa. According to her guests, she’s been rated excellent value for money, praised for her entertainment, service and child-friendliness. 

MS Albatros entertainment options include: Karibik Lounge, Pazific Lounge, Kopernikus Bar, Casablanca Bar, Harry's Bar & Disco, Atlantik Bar & Lounge, Wellness Area, Fitness Center, Beauty Salon, Spa, sauna, steam bath, Golf Garden, table tennis, shuffleboard, Sport Deck, whirlpool, swimming pool, Captain’s Garden, Boutique, all-around promenade, Theater/Cinema (2-deck), Photo/Video Shop & Gallery, Internet Center.

Albatros wiki

MS Albatros cruise ship was built in Helsinki Finland as "Royal Viking Sea" for the Royal Viking Line. The vessel also sailed under the names Crown, Norwegian Star (link to the NCL ship) and Royal Odyssey. This is a privately owned vessel (asset of TSS Albatros company), currently operated under time charter by Phoenix Reisen GmbH (major German travel agency and tour operator company). She is the second Phoenix Reisen ship named Albatros, and was introduced in 2004 as the successor for "TS Albatros" ship. In Germany, the ship became popular after starring in the TV series "Crazy for the Sea" (in German "Verrruckt nach Meer"). The ship is notable for its bright turquoise funnel.

MS Albatros caters very well for kids with parties, clubs, and a video arcade. There is a separate family pool on board, with shallow areas for children. German is the only language that is officially used on board. This is why most Phoenix Reisen cruise passengers are from German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland). There is personnel speaking English, but no services in English are provided.

Albatros is one of the small-sized World Cruise ships operating once per year on an Around The World itinerary to ports in Asia, Africa, Australia.

An interesting fact is that on february 3, 2017 the crew of the cruise ship saved 6 men from a leaky Tongan fishing boat, who had not had water for 3 days. 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 400 km south-west of Tonga.

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Albatros Itineraries

The below listed Albatros cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Phoenix Reisen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Dec 19 146 days, one-way from Hamburg to Genoa Hamburg
2019 Feb 11 28 days, one-way from Auckland to Keelung Auckland
2019 Mar 11 20 days, one-way from Keelung to Hong Kong Keelung
2019 Mar 31 22 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Dubai Hong Kong
2019 Mar 31 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Colombo Hong Kong
2019 Apr 08 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore
2019 Apr 22 22 days, one-way from Dubai to Genoa Dubai
2019 May 14 16 days, one-way from Genoa to Bremerhaven Genoa
2019 May 30 12 days, round-trip Pfingsturlaub im bezaubernden Baltikum Bremerhaven
2019 Jun 11 13 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde & Postschiffroute zum Nordkap Bremerhaven
2019 Jun 24 13 days, round-trip Weise in der Ostsee Bremerhaven
2019 Jul 07 17 days, round-trip Abenteuer Arktis: Island - Spitzbergen - Norwegen Bremerhaven
2019 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Grandioses Fjordnorwegen Bremerhaven
2019 Jul 31 4 days, round-trip Kurzurlaub & Partyflair auf der White Lady Bremerhaven
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Sudskandinavien, maritimes Grosevent & Nord-Ostsee-Kanal Bremerhaven
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Sudskandinavien, maritimes Grosevent & Nord-Ostsee-Kanal Bremerhaven
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Grandioses Fjordnorwegen Bremerhaven
2019 Aug 25 33 days, round-trip Grose Reise in die neue Welt: Island, Gronland & Kanada Bremerhaven
2019 Sep 27 86 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Monte Carlo Bremerhaven
2019 Sep 27 25 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Cape Town Bremerhaven
2019 Oct 22 16 days, one-way from Cape Town to Mahe Island Cape Town
2019 Nov 07 19 days, one-way from Mahe Island to Cape Town Mahe Island
2019 Nov 26 26 days, one-way from Cape Town to Monte Carlo Cape Town
2019 Dec 23 121 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Trieste Monte Carlo
2019 Dec 23 24 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Puntarenas Monte Carlo
2020 Jan 16 27 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Auckland Puntarenas
2020 Feb 12 24 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa Auckland
2020 Mar 07 46 days, one-way from Benoa to Trieste Benoa
2020 Mar 07 23 days, one-way from Benoa to Dubai Benoa
2020 Mar 30 23 days, one-way from Dubai to Trieste Dubai
2020 Apr 22 19 days, one-way from Trieste to Monte Carlo Trieste
2020 May 11 14 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Bremerhaven Monte Carlo
2020 May 25 12 days, round-trip »Very british« - Reise rund um Grosbritannien Bremerhaven
2020 Jun 06 17 days, round-trip Das Nordland-Abenteuer Bremerhaven
2020 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip Nordland-Kreuzfahrt & Mitternachtssonne Bremerhaven
2020 Jul 07 13 days, round-trip Zauberhaftes Baltikum & Skandinavische Spitzen Bremerhaven
2020 Jul 20 12 days, round-trip Auf Postschiffroute bis ans Nordkap Bremerhaven
2020 Aug 01 16 days, round-trip Die grose Ostsee-Reise Bremerhaven
2020 Aug 17 3 days, round-trip Schnupper- & Partytorn Bremerhaven
2020 Aug 20 4 days, round-trip Verlangertes Wochenende mit »SAIL 2020«-Besuch Bremerhaven
2020 Aug 24 23 days, round-trip Grose Gronland-Reise mit MS Albatros Bremerhaven
2020 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Imposante Fjordwelt Westnorwegens Bremerhaven
2020 Sep 23 15 days, round-trip Westeuropas schonste Kusten und Inseln Bremerhaven
2020 Oct 08 20 days, round-trip Kanaren-Kreuzfahrt »Auf den Spuren von Verruckt nach Meer« Bremerhaven
2020 Oct 28 20 days, round-trip Kanaren-Kreuzfahrt »Auf den Spuren von Verruckt nach Meer« Bremerhaven
2020 Dec 22 20 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Monte Carlo Bremerhaven
2021 Jan 11 99 days, round-trip In 99 Tagen rund um Sudamerika Monte Carlo
2021 Jan 11 26 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Acapulco Monte Carlo
2021 Feb 06 25 days, one-way from Acapulco to San Antonio Acapulco
2021 Mar 04 24 days, one-way from San Antonio to Rio de Janeiro San Antonio
2021 Mar 28 23 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Monte Carlo Rio de Janeiro