Former names: MS Crown, Norwegian Star, Royal Odyssey, Royal Viking Sea

Albatros current position

Albatros current location is at North Sea (coordinates 53.09563 N / 8.74094 E) cruising en route to DE BRE. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Albatros

Albatros current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Die grose Ostsee-Reise. The itinerary starts on 01 Aug, 2020 and ends on 17 Aug, 2020.

Date / TimePort
01 Aug 18:00    Departing from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels
03 Aug 13:00 - 22:00    Baltiysk, Kaliningrad, Russia
04 Aug 07:00 - 17:00    Klaipeda, Lithuania
05 Aug 10:00 - 18:00    Riga, Latvia
06 Aug 13:00 - 19:00    Tallinn, Estonia
07 Aug 11:00 - 08 Aug 18:00    Saint Petersburg, Russia
09 Aug 09:00 - 17:00    Helsinki, Finland
11 Aug 09:00 - 22:00    Lulea, Sweden
12 Aug 07:00 - 15:00    Oulu, Finland
13 Aug 13:00 - 20:00    Rauma, Finland
14 Aug 09:00 - 17:00    Stockholm, Sweden
16 Aug 08:00 - 13:00    Eckernforde, Germany
17 Aug 09:00    Arriving in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels

Specifications of Albatros

Year built1973  /  Age: 47
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
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesMS Crown, Norwegian Star, Royal Odyssey, Royal Viking Sea
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Albatros Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Aug 01 16 days, round-trip Die grose Ostsee-Reise Bremerhaven
2020 Aug 17 3 days, round-trip Die Schlager-Kreuzfahrt 2020 prasentiert von Bremerhaven
2020 Aug 20 4 days, round-trip Verlangertes Wochenende mit raquoSAIL 2020laquo-Besuch Bremerhaven
2020 Aug 24 23 days, round-trip Grose Gronland-Reise mit MS Albatros Bremerhaven
2020 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Fjordwelt Westnorwegens - Schlagerkreuzfahrt zugunsten von Fly Help Bremerhaven
2020 Sep 23 15 days, round-trip Westeuropas schonste Kusten und Inseln Bremerhaven
2020 Oct 08 20 days, round-trip Kanaren-Kreuzfahrt Bremerhaven
2020 Oct 28 20 days, round-trip Kanaren-Kreuzfahrt Bremerhaven
2020 Dec 22 20 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Monte Carlo Bremerhaven
2021 Jan 11 26 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Acapulco Monte Carlo
2021 Jan 11 99 days, round-trip In 99 Tagen rund um Sudamerika 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
2021 Apr 20 16 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Bremerhaven Monte Carlo
2021 May 06 7 days, round-trip Der Suden Norwegens und ein Hauch Danemark Bremerhaven
2021 May 13 16 days, round-trip Island intensiv, Schottland Norwegen zum Aperitif Bremerhaven
2021 May 29 12 days, round-trip Fruhsommer im prunkvollen Baltikum Bremerhaven
2021 Jun 10 12 days, round-trip Auf den Spuren der Postschiffe Bremerhaven
2021 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip Ostsee mit den Weisenn Bremerhaven
2021 Jul 06 14 days, round-trip Sommertorn rund um Grosbritannien Bremerhaven
2021 Jul 20 18 days, round-trip Die grose Nordlandreise Island - Spitzbergen - Norwegen Bremerhaven
2021 Aug 07 22 days, round-trip Auf grose Fahrt nach Gronland Bremerhaven
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Fjord-Cruising in Westnorwegen Bremerhaven
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Zauberhaftes Fjordnorwegen Bremerhaven
2021 Sep 12 18 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Monte Carlo Bremerhaven
2021 Sep 30 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo
2021 Oct 17 10 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice
2021 Oct 27 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Genoa Monte Carlo
2021 Nov 06 16 days, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa
2021 Nov 22 12 days, one-way from Marseille to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Marseille
2021 Nov 22 28 days, one-way from Marseille to Monte Carlo Marseille
2021 Dec 04 16 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Monte Carlo Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2021 Dec 20 20 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Dubai Monte Carlo
2021 Dec 20 122 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Bremerhaven Monte Carlo
2022 Jan 09 16 days, one-way from Dubai to Colombo Dubai
2022 Jan 25 17 days, one-way from Colombo to Port Louis Colombo
2022 Feb 11 20 days, one-way from Port Louis to Cape Town Port Louis
2022 Mar 03 26 days, one-way from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro Cape Town
2022 Mar 29 23 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Bremerhaven Rio de Janeiro

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

History - construction and ownership

The German cruise tour 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 (the 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.


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 onboard 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 the excellent value for money, praised for her entertainment, service and child-friendliness. 

MS Albatros entertainment options include: Karibik Lounge, Pacific 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.

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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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