Oriental Dragon

Oriental Dragon cruise ship

Cruise line
Small Cruise Lines

Oriental Dragon Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oriental Dragon

Year built1972  /  Age : 46
Flag state Panama
BuilderWartsila Finland
OwnerZann Corpo
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)172 m / 564 ft
Beam (width)24 m / 79 ft
Gross Tonnage18455 gt
Passengers542 - 600
Passengers-to-space ratio23
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2011
Former namesLong Jie, Omar III, Pongnae, Hyundai Pongnae, Superstar Sagittarius, Sun Viking

Review of Oriental Dragon

The luxury cruise ship Oriental Dragon was originally named "Sun Viking" and ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The ship entered service for the first time in 1972. Today, Oriental Dragon is owned by Capital Dragon Global Holding company (subsidiary of Zann Corporation-ZNNC) and operated by Hong Kong-based Island Shipmanagement Ltd. 

History - construction & ownership

The 18,455-ton, 882-passenger cruise ship Oriental Dragon is known to have sister ships named the Song of Norway and Nordic Prince, built with the idea to sail in the Caribbean. Oriental Dragon (present name) changed her name in 2007 to Long Jie. In 2010, Long Jie was put on the market for sale. According to reports, after being dry docked for some time in Singapore, the cruise ship was given her present name. On 24 March 2011, the ship was reported departing from Singapore and heading for Guangzhou, China.

Cruise itinerary program

Oriental Dragon itinerary program is based on Pacific Asia cruises with round-trip departures from Hong Kong. The scenic harbor cruising along Victoria Harbour is another exciting option.

Oriental Dragon

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Guests can enjoy different kinds of Chinese dishes during an Oriental Dragon Cruise. The restaurant provides free buffet for breakfast, dinner, and late night meal. Besides, à la carte and tailor-made specialties are also offered. 

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The luxury Oriental Dragon features both the Chinese palace style and the Western classical cultural elements. It appears that Long Jie was transferred to a Chinese company and is called a casino cruise ship. Guest enjoy on board entertainment facilities such as a spa, fitness center, karaoke, water park and more.

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