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Ocean Dream

Former names: Ocean Dream (Peace Boat), New Flamenco (Pullmantur), Pacific Star (P&O AU), Costa Tropicale, Carnival Tropicale

Ocean Dream Review and Specifications

Specifications of Ocean Dream

Year built1981  /  Age : 38
Flag state Malta
BuilderAalborg Vaerft AS (Aalborg, Denmark)
Building costUSD 100 million
OwnerPeace Boat
OperatorPeace Boat
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)205 m / 673 ft
Beam (width)26 m / 85 ft
Gross Tonnage36674 gt
Passengers1340 - 1422
Passengers-to-space ratio26
Decks with cabins10
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesOcean Dream (Peace Boat), New Flamenco (Pullmantur), Pacific Star (P&O AU), Costa Tropicale, Carnival Tropicale

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Review of Ocean Dream

The cruise ship Ocean Dream (formerly Tropicale, Costa Tropicale, Pacific Star) was built in 1981. In 1982, the vessel started itineraries as the Carnival Cruise Lines' first newbuild ship - MS Tropicale. Most of the time it was cruising in the Caribbean. On April 25, 2017, the cruise vessel was anchored at Alang for shipbreaking.

NEWS: In early-2020, to Peace Boat's fleet will be added Pullmantur Zenith.

History - construction and ownership

The 35,265-ton, 1,422-passenger cruise ship Ocean Dream (Tropicale) was transferred to the Costa Cruises fleet in 2001 and changed her name to Costa Tropicale. However, the cruise ship retired in 2005 and started operation for P&O Cruises Australia under the name Pacific Star. In 2008, P&O Cruises decided to sell the cruise ship to Pullmantur. After a refurbishment, the vessel started operations under the name "Ocean Dream". It is currently chartered to "Peace Boat" (global non-government organization).

Ocean Dream cruise ship (Carnival Tropicale)

The list of other former Carnival cruise ships that were scrapped through the years includes Carnivale (950 berths), Festivale (1146 berths) and Mardi Gras (906 berths). The 1022-berth Tropicale was designed similar to SS Mardi Gras. Its decks were named (in descending order) Promenade, Empress, Upper, Main and Riviera.

Cruise itinerary program

Ocean Dream itinerary program is based on Around The World cruises with round-trip departures from Yokohama (Japan).


Out of 511 cabins, 314 have ocean views. Ocean Dream cabins are air-conditioned and feature walk-in closets. If you book a master suite, you also get a whirlpool spa and balcony.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Main meals are served at the 2 restaurants onboard which combine Japanese and international cuisine.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Ocean Dream is operated by Peace Boat, a global NGO based in Japan, aiming at raising awareness and building connections among groups that work for peace, human rights and environmental protection.

Ocean Dream cruise ship (Carnival Tropicale)

The array of public spaces aboard Ocean Dream have been adapted to serve as classrooms, workshop rooms, rehearsal areas, lecture halls. Students participating in the programs of “Global University”, “Global English/Espanol Training” and “International Student & Study Abroad”, use the cruise ship’s venues for presentations at sea. The Peace Boat Center (“P-Cen”) is an office used by both participants and staff to produce posters, edit videos, coordinate onboard events and publish the Peace Boat newspaper which is issued daily. The ship also offers places to relax and exercise, including a gym, sports deck, book corner, jacuzzis, swimming pools, coffee shops, bars, sunbathing deck.

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