This well-known cruise ship was originally designed and built as a passenger ferry by Wartsila in Turku, Finland: for sale

This well-known cruise ship was originally designed and built as a passenger ferry by Wartsila in Turku, Finland

Kostrena, Croatia


3 500 000 EUR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
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Type: Hospitality Onboard
Bedrooms: 230
Bathrooms: 230
Showers: 230
Parking: 0
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 4 Star

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.

  • Pampa Cruises itineraries include 5 homeports Santos, Salvador, Recife, Buenos Aires and Ushuaia for roundtrips to ports in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
  • Some itineraries were to visit Fernando de Noronha archipelago (Brazil) - UNESCO site that is currently visited only by luxury and expedition vessels. This shipMS Delphin is best-sized for Fernando de Noronha as vessels visiting the archipelago must follow strict regulations and have passenger capacity under 450.
  • Pampa Cruises itinerary program also includes as destinations Patagonia, Chilean fjords, and Transatlantic crossing between Brazil and Greece.


Cabin categories on this cruise ship include:

  • (Decks 2-3-4) Inside and Oceanview cabins (porthole windows on Deck 3) have 2 bunk beds and a double sofabed.
  • (Deck 2) Oceanview cabins have 2 bunk beds plus double sofabed.
  • (Boat Deck) cabins in categories "Comfort" (Komfortkabinen) and "Luxury" (Luxuskabinen) are with large windows, double bed (with separate mattresses), separate living-sleeping areas, premium furniture (sofa, armchair, coffee table), refrigerator (minibar).
  • (Boat Deck) Window Suites have large slanted windows, separate living room (luxury furniture, 2-seat dining table, minibar), bedroom (double bed with separate mattresses), bathroom (with whirlpool bathtub).

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, Croatia

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Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in  Croatia (after Zagreb and Split. It is located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Kvarner Bay. an inlet of the Adriatic Sea and in 2011 had a population of 128,624 inhabitants. Historically, because of its strategic position and its excellent deep-water port, the city was fiercely contested, especially among Italy, Hungary (serving as the Kingdom of Hungary's largest and most important port), and Croatia, changing hands and demographics many times over centuries. According to the 2011 census data, the majority of its citizens are Croats, along with a large minority of Serbs, and smaller numbers of Bosniaks and Italians.

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.

In 2016, Rijeka was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2020, with the motto Rijeka 2020 Port of Diversity, alongside Galway, Republic of Ireland.

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Key features

The Vessel

Technical Features

  • Main Particulars Built:1975 by Wartsila, Turku (Finland) as BELORUSSIYA.
  • Re‐Built: 1994 by Lloyd Yard, Bremerhaven (complete strip of the vessel)
  • Flag: Bahamas, Nassau.
  • Class: Germanischer Lloyd +100 A5 E1 “Passenger Ship” +MC E1.
  • Length o.a: 157,00 m.  
  • Breadth: 21,80 m.
  • Draft: 6,20 m.
  • Gross Tonn.: 16.214 GT.
  • Net Tonnage: 5.865 NT.
  • Lightweight: 8.605 LT.
  • Main Eng: 2 x 18 PC 2‐2V Pielstick each 9.000 bhp (13250 kWs total).
  • Aux Eng: 3 x Wartsila 960 kWs, 1 x Wartsila 1.700 kWs.
  • Fuel: IFO 120 cst / cons. 30mts / 24h (incl. Auxiliaries).
  • Speed: 21,0 kn (max.) // 15,5 (eco cruise speed).
  • Bowthruster: KaMeWa 590 kWs.


  • Crew: appx. 230 crew members.
  • Passengers: 554 pass. Certified.
  • 460 passengers (2 – bed capacity). 130 outside cabins, 100 inside cabins.


  • Restaurant (1 seating // 530 seats).
  • Grand Salon (1 seating // 440 seats).
  • Delphin Lounge (Bar).
  • Card Room.
  • Lido Bar.
  • Pool Bar.
  • Sky Club (Discotheque).   
  • Outdoor Pool.
  • Shopping Arcade.
  • Fitness Gym.
  • Sauna.
  • Massage.
  • Hairdresser.
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

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Skype: cliff.jacobs


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