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This cruise ship was originally designed and 1975-built as a passenger ferry by Wartsila in Turku, Finland. The vessel is owned by the Mauritius-based company Vishal Cruises. and currently operated under a 5-year charter to Pampa Cruises.
NEWS: In early-2019 there were rumors about the ship being sold to the Florida USA-based company Cruise Retirement. Following the acquisition, the vessel was supposed to be renamed to "Enchanted Explorer" and turned into a residential ship. This means that its staterooms will be offered for rent (as hotel rooms) or open for sale (as private apartments)
Cruise itinerary program
In November 2017, the Argentina-based Alteza Cruises announced the company's plans to charter the ship for the period February 2018 through April 2019. From homeport Buenos Aires were scheduled round trip itineraries to Antarctica, Patagonia, southern Brazil, and Chile, also short-breaks in Argentina and Uruguay, with inaugural cruise scheduled for February 7. However, in February 2018 Alteza Cruises didn't start operations.
On May 8, 2018, the Brazil-based Pampa Cruises announced the company's plans to charter this ship for year-round South America cruises to Argentina and Brazil with 3-night to 16-night itineraries. The charter deals were for the period of October 2018 through September 2019.
Cabin categories on this cruise ship include:
All staterooms have as standard amenities flat TV, radio, phone, electronic safe, hairdryer, writing desk (mirrored vanity table with chair), bedside tables and reading lamps, en-suite bathroom (washbasin, WC, shower), individually controlled air conditioning.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
The main meals onboard are based on classic Crusader times. Pacific Restaurant operates with assigned seating (fixed dining times). Dining tables as capacity are 4-6-8-seat. In addition to dinner, there are up to 6 meals served per day - from early breakfast to a midnight snack. Coffee, tea and cakes are served every afternoon, light snacks are served at midnight. Breakfast includes an extensive buffet. Lunch and dinner are with multi-course menus.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
The Grand Salon is the ship's theatre (main show lounge). Other venues and facilities include Lido Bar, Wine Bar, Salon Penguin, Dolphin Lounge, Sky Club (disco), retail shopping arcade (Board shop, Boutique, Perfumery), PhotoShop, Tour Office (travel agency / onboard cruise booking and information), Library. The ship has its own fleet of Zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable boats used for passenger landings). One lift (elevator) connects all the 7 passenger decks.
Fitness (Gym and Studio for classes), outdoor jogging track, deck games (shuffleboard), ping pong/tennis tables, darts, sports court (volleyball/basketball), heated swimming pool (outdoor), Finnish Sauna and Steam Room (both free of charge), Spa and Beauty Salon (hairdresser, cosmetics, aromatherapy, massages, manicure, and pedicure).
Rijeka is the main city and county seat of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The city's economy largely depends on shipbuilding (shipyards "3. Maj") and "Viktor Lenac Shipyard") and maritime transport. Rijeka hosts the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, first built in 1765, as well as the University of Rijeka, founded in 1973 but with roots dating back to 1632 School of Theology.
Apart from Croatian ad Italian, linguistically the city is home to its own unique dialect of the Venetian language, Fiuman, with an estimated 20,000 speakers among the autochthonous Italians, Croats, and other minorities. Historically Fiuman served as the main lingua franca between the many ethnicities inhabiting the multiethnic port-town. In certain suburbs of the modern extended municipality, the autochthonous population still speaks the Chakavian tongue, a dialect of the Croatian language.