Monday, December 31, 2012

More on the Atlantic Star.

Shown as Sitmar Line's Fairsky - the Atlantic Star has been sold to STX Europe
Shown as Sitmar Line's Fairsky - the Atlantic Star has been sold to STX Europe
As per reported yesterday - Royal Caribbean Ordered a third Oasis class ship with an option for a fourth.

As part of the financing deal, STX Europe took ownership of the Atlantic Star. The Atlantic Star is a unique ship. She is not old but is one of the last cruise ships built with fuel hungry, steam propulsion systems. Originally built for Sitmar Line as the Fairsky, she has been passed to various owners and has spent the last few years in lay-up due to her high fuel consumption.

Due to a lack of work at the STX Europe Shipyard, cruise enthusiasts are hopeful that the Atlantic Star will be re-engined and returned to profitable cruising. The shipyard will benefit from the work to provide the new engines, since it will occupy shipyard workers until the actual construction of Oasis 3 begins in September. In addition, STX Europe should be able to sell or charter out the vessel for additional cruising.

Below is a brief history on the Atlantic Star.
  • FairSky: Sitmar Line: 1984-1988
  • Sky Princess: Princess Cruises: 1988-2000
  • Pacific Sky: P&O Australia;  2000-2006
  • Sky Wonder: Pullmantur: 2006-2009
  • Atlantic Star: Pullmantur: 2009-2012
  • Atlantic Star: STX Europe: 2012


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