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Albatros

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

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 namesMS Crown, Norwegian Star, Royal Odyssey, Royal Viking Sea

Current itinerary / position of Albatros

Albatros current cruise is 33 days, round-trip Grose Reise in die neue Welt: Island, Gronland & Kanada. The itinerary starts on 25 Aug, 2019 and ends on 27 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
25 Aug 18:00    Departing from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels
27 Aug 10:00 - 18:00    Ullapool, Scotland
29 Aug 14:00 - 30 Aug 18:00    Reykjavik, Iceland
02 Sep    Qaqortoq, Greenland
03 Sep    Kangilinnguit, Greenland
04 Sep    Nuuk, Greenland
07 Sep 08:00 - 23:00    Corner Brook, Newfoundland Canada
09 Sep 09:00 - 18:00    Gaspe, Quebec Canada
10 Sep 17:00 - 11 Sep 17:00    Saguenay, Quebec Canada
12 Sep 08:00 - 18:00    Quebec City, Canada
13 Sep 08:00 - 18:00    Montreal, Quebec Canada
15 Sep 13:00 - 19:00    Magdalen Islands, Quebec Canada
16 Sep 07:00 - 15:00    Sydney NS, Nova Scotia, Canada
17 Sep 09:00 - 19:00    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
19 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    St Johns, Newfoundland Canada
24 Sep 12:00 - 18:00    Cobh-Cork, Ireland
25 Sep 08:00 - 15:00    Falmouth-UK, England
27 Sep 09:00    Arriving in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels

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 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.

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 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.

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
2019 Aug 25 33 days, round-trip Grose Reise in die neue Welt: Island, Gronland & Kanada Bremerhaven
2019 Sep 27 25 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Cape Town Bremerhaven
2019 Sep 27 86 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Monte Carlo Bremerhaven
2019 Oct 04 18 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de la Palma to Cape Town Santa Cruz de la Palma
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 24 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Puntarenas Monte Carlo
2019 Dec 23 121 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Trieste Monte Carlo
2019 Dec 27 20 days, one-way from Funchal to Puntarenas Funchal
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 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

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