Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Ocean Odyssey Won't Sail This Winter
Indian Ocean Cruises’ 200-passenger Ocean Odyssey, which has been berthed in Mauritius since the spring having completing a second season of voyages around the southwest coast of India, will not be cruising this winter, Seatrade Insider has learnt.
A spokesperson for the Foresight-owned company said the plan was always to use the ship as a floating hotel in the off season which is why the vessel was in Mauritius, but confirmed that the ship will not cruise the Indian Ocean this winter.
Ocean Odyssey underwent an extensive $5m refit in Greece in 2006 prior to a summer charter operation in the Med. Its Indian cruising venture started in January 2007 from Goa. In its current state the 1965-built ship would not comply with SOLAS regulations after 2010, the spokesperson added.
During the past two winters Ocean Odyssey has offered expedition cruises on six-, eight- and 14-night voyages in regional waters, including exclusive access to the Lakshadweep archipelago.
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