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IMO 9072446 , Call Signal 9HJI9 , Flag Malta.
Class : Lloyds Register of Shipping.
Ship Type : Cruise Ship.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 246.5 / 211.85 x 32.2 mtr.
Passenger Capacity : 1.750 Max 1.814 Guests.
Officers & Crew Approx : 860 Members.
Built in 1995 by Jos.L.Meyers Schiffswerf GmbH Papenburg Germany as " CENTURY " for Blue Sapphire Shipping Corporation Ltd ( Celebrity Cruise Inc Miami Fl USA as manager ) Monrovia Liberia.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 72.458 / 39.002 / 7.260.
Main Engine : MAN-B&W 6L48/60 - 2 x 5.840 kw.
Main Engine : MAN-B&W 9L48/60 - 2 x 8.775 kw.
Aux.Engine :

2008 Sold/Transferred to Exquisite Maritime Ltd ( Same manager ) Tortola British Virgin Island,renamed " CELEBRITY CENTURY ".
2015 Sold to Hong Kong Skysea Investmant Management Ltd ( Same manager ) Hong Kong.renamed " SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA ".
2019 Sold to Tui UK Ltd (Columbia Cruise Service GmbH Hamburg Germany as manager) Limassol Cyprus,renamed " MARELLA EXPLORER 2 ".

December 23-2005: Celebrity Cruises has signed a contract with Italy's Fincantieri shipyard to refit 1995-built CENTURY at a cost of US$55 million. During the five-week drydocking, the 70,606-ton ship will re-enter service on June 2, 2006 with 314 new balconies, 14 new suites and 10 new cabins. The refit will include many of the features already on Celebrity's Millennium-class ships, such as Concierge Class-category cabins, a new specialty restaurant and other upgraded amenities.

Sept - 2014 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is selling for $157milj. the 1995-built Celebrity Century to a holding company led by Ctrip.com International, which touts itself as China's leading online travel agency, and is exploring a possible further partnership. Royal Caribbean said the loss on the sale will be excluded from adjusted net income in its third quarter results. The company will continue to operate Celebrity Century until April 2015.The sale to SKYSEA cruises Ltd. will result in a non-cash loss of approximately $20m. Century will be renovated to provide premium hotel services, diversified dining options, exciting on-board facilities and varied entertainment, Ctrip said.
SkySea Cruises is a joint venture between Royal Caribbean and Ctrip will each own 35% of SkySea Cruises, with the balance held by SkySea management and a private equity fund.
Earlier, Royal Caribbean had planned to redeploy Celebrity Century to its French subsidiary, Croisières de France, to replace Zenith next year.

Originally built in the 1995, the Celebrity Century became the SkySea Golden Era in May 2015, as she was transferred to the new SkySea Cruise Line brand, a joint venture between Ctrip and Royal Carribean. An extensive refurbishment took place in Singapore over the period of three weeks;GEM, as architect and interior designer designer of the whole refurbishment, over-sought the addition of two specialty restaurants, (chinese and asian fusion), the conversion of a cinema into a brand new shopping arcade, the creation of KTV room, poolside VIP cabanas, pharmacy, mini-golf, along with the renewal of many other public areas.

March 2018 China's Ctrip and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd are ending their China joint venture SkySea Cruise end 2018. Ship will sold to UK Marella Cruises in 2019 New name: Marella Explorer -2
The 1995-built Golden Era is now in Cadiz, Spain, where over the course of the next few months, she will be converted into the modern Marella Explorer 2 for TUI Group and Marella Cruises.
Jan. 2019 The ship is at Navantia after a months-long transit from China, where she most recently sailed as the SkySea Golden Era, wrapping up her Chinese career in late summer 2018. Following the conclusion of her SkySea program, the ship visited a COSCO shipyard in Zhoushan, and has now been moved to Spain. She will be the subject of a lengthy conversion, debuting as the 1,814-guest Marella Explorer 2 this April, featuring nine restaurants and 10 bars. The ship will homeport in Palma for her debut in the Mediterranean in April and May, offering week-long sailings with alternating ports. British brand Marella is moving to an all-inclusive pricing model for the 2019 season. The Explorer 2 also completes the brand's fleet modernization process, which has seen it upgrade to larger and more current tonnage.




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