Ocean Dream Review and Specifications
Specifications of Ocean Dream
|Year built||1981 / Age : 37|
|Builder||Aalborg Vaerft AS (Aalborg, Denmark)|
|Building cost||USD 100 million|
|Speed||21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph|
|Length (LOA)||205 m / 673 ft|
|Beam (width)||26 m / 85 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||36674 gt|
|Passengers||1340 - 1422|
|Decks with cabins||10|
|Former names||Carnival Tropicale, Costa Tropicale, Pacific Star (P&O AU), New Flamenco (Pullmantur), Ocean Dream (Peace Boat)|
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 ancored at Alang for shipbreaking.
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).
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 decending order) Promenade, Empress, Upper, Main and Riviera.
Cruise itinerary program
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.
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.