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                                                     History

 

 

Building contract  
Start of Production  
Keel laid  
22/12/1980 Launch  
5/12/1981 Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd AG, Bremen, Germany.  
8/1/1982 Maiden voyage from Genova to Africa  
Cruises around the World  
3/8/1985 Grounded coast of Greenland.  
30/4/1992 Collision with container ship Inchon Glory near Hong Kong. passengers evacuated.  
5/1992 Towed to Singapore where repaired.  
7/7/1992 Back in service.  
5/4/1998 Sold to Star Cruises, delivery 1999.  
1/7/1999 Delivered to Star Cruises. New name Superstar Europe. Bahamas flag.  
31/7/1999 Arrived to Singapore  
8/1999 Rebuild on Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore  
10/1999 Cruises from Leam Chabang.  
2/2000 New name Superstar Aries  
3/2001 Plans to add Aries to Orint Lines fleet cancelled after 9/11.  
2002 Cruises from thailand and China  
3/2004 Sold to Pullmantur Cruises. New name Holiday Dreram.  
2004 Cruises mostly on Caribbean.  
6/2006 Owner Pullmantur Cruises Holiday Dream Ltd. Malta flag.  
5/2008 Owner Cdf Bleu De France Ltd. New name Bleu de France.  
spring 2008 Refurbished at Barcelona.  
Summer seasons Cruises from marseille to Mediterranean  
winter seasons Cruises from La Romana to Caribbean  
3/11/2010 Sold to Saga Cruises BDF Ltd.  
11/2011
3/2012
Rebuild at Fincantieri, Palermo.  
2/2012 New name Saga Sapphire. Owner Saga Cruises II Ltd.  
4/2012 Engine failure forced to cancel maiden voyage  
12/2013 Owner Acromas Shipping Ltd  
   
   
   
   
2016 Cruises from Southampton to Caribbean, Mediterranean and Norway  
4-6/2016 Docking ?  
14/6/2016 Cruises from Dover to Mediterranean, Western and Northern Europe  
23/9/2016 Cruises from Southampton to Mediterranean, Western and Northern Europe and Caribbean