Golden Iris

Former names: MS Rhapsody, Cunard Princess, Cunard Conquest

Golden Iris last position

Golden Iris last location was at coordinates 38.42431 N / 23.60261 E cruising The AIS position was reported 1 year ago.

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Specifications of Golden Iris

Year built1977  /  Age: 43
Flag state Panama
BuilderBWSC - Burmeister & Wain Shipyard (Copenhagen, Denmark)
OwnerMano Maritime
OperatorMano Cruises (Israel)
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)165 m / 541 ft
Beam (width)23 m / 75 ft
Gross Tonnage16852 gt
Passengers800 - 959
Crew350
Passengers-to-space ratio20
Decks8
Cabins400
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2009
Former namesMS Rhapsody, Cunard Princess, Cunard Conquest

Golden Iris Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Nov 01 5 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2020 Nov 06 2 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2020 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2020 Nov 12 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2020 Nov 15 12 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2020 Nov 27 2 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2020 Nov 29 12 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2020 Dec 11 2 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Mar 18 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Apr 04 12 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Apr 16 2 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Apr 18 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Apr 22 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Apr 25 5 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Apr 30 2 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 May 02 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 May 06 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 May 09 5 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 May 14 5 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 May 19 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 May 23 12 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Jun 03 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jun 06 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Jun 10 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jun 13 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jun 17 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Jun 24 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Jul 04 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jul 08 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jul 15 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jul 18 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Jul 22 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Jul 29 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Aug 01 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Aug 05 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Aug 08 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Aug 12 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Aug 15 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Aug 19 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Aug 26 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Aug 29 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Sep 02 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Sep 05 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Sep 09 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Sep 19 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Sep 22 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Sep 26 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Sep 30 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Oct 03 11 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Oct 14 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Oct 24 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Oct 28 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Oct 31 4 days, round-trip Greece Haifa
2021 Nov 04 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Nov 11 3 days, round-trip Cyprus Haifa
2021 Nov 14 12 days, round-trip Greece Haifa

Golden Iris Review

Review of Golden Iris

Launched in 1975, MS Golden Iris cruise ship is owned by Mano Maritime - Israeli shipping company(a subsidiary of Mano Holdings Group) and owner of container ships. The vessel was constructed in Copenhagen Denmark for Cunard Line (via Cunard Cruise Ships Ltd) and launched under the name "MS Cunard Conquest". The shipowner is Mano Maritime Israel - shipping company, subsidiary of Mano Holdings Group (owned by Moshe Mano) and owner of box ships (container carriers). Liner's only fleet mate is Crown Iris (fka "Louis Majesty" and "Princess Iris").

History - construction and ownership

In 1977, the 16,852-ton, 1000-passenger cruise ship was renamed to "MS Cunard Princess". In 1995 the vessel was put in service with StarLauro Cruises (later known as MSC Cruises). For a short period of time, it was operated under its old name, before being renamed to "MS Rhapsody" (1995-2006) with shipowner Gramerco International Corporation. The current shipowner Mano Maritime acquired the ship in 2009 via Mint Marine Ltd.

Golden Iris cruise ship

MS Golden Iris cruises leaving from Israel to different ports in Europe on board the 5-star luxurious cruise ship, with 4 meals a day.

Golden Iris cruise ship

An interesting fact is that the ship was originally one of two cruise vessels ordered by the US-based Overseas National Airways. The founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, was involved in the ship design process, envisioning the vessels as "floating Playboy Clubs".

Itineraries

Golden Iris cruise itinerary program offers roundtrips leaving from homeport Haifa Israel. The ship operates on 2-304-5-day cruises to Greek Islands, visiting Rhodes, Cyprus (Limassol, Larnaca), Crete (Agios Nikolaos).

Combined Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea cruises visit Greece (Thessaloniki, Kavala, Syros Island), Romania (Constanta), Bulgaria (Varna, Burgas).

Haifa roundtrip departures are offered in the period March through November, with around 60 turnarounds (roundtrips) and approx 50,000 passenger capacity per year.

Cabins

Golden Iris offers a total of 400 passenger cabins, inside and outside.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Golden Iris has the Main dining room (named Meridian Restaurant), a Lido buffet restaurant (Outrigger Buffet) and Outrigger Cafe.

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Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Despite Golden Iris was built in Denmark, all her interior decoration was done in Italy. Guests can choose from different cruise packages, pleasant rooms and suites, live entertainment and many attractions on board. The Golden Iris is known as Israel's golden passenger liner.

The vessel provides her guests with a fitness centre featuring amazing sea views, sports facilities, full duty-free shopping arcade, fully stocked modern bar, spacious swimming pools (including children's pool), pool bar, jacuzzi, sun tanning decks, sauna and jogging track.

Other amenities include: Children Play Room, Beauty Salon & Spa, Library, Card Room, Show Boat Lounge (with Dance Floor & Stage), Photo Gallery, 8 Bolls Night Club (Disco with Dance Foor & Stage), TopSail Lounge, Casino (Slot Machines), Piano Bar.

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