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CLASS

SMALL CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1998

BUILT

ISHIKAWAJIMA HARIMA HEAVY INDUSTRIES / JAPAN

WEIGHT

26,518 TONS

LENGTH

601 FEET

WIDTH

82 FEET

SPEED

21 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES

Pacific Venus was the second cruise ship built for the Osaka based Japan Cruise Line, also know as Venus Cruise. The first of these two similar looking ships, the 21,884-ton Orient Venus entered service in 1990. Although both ships were built at the Ishikawajima shipyard to the same design, Pacific Venus was completed 30 feet longer than Orient Venus and fitted with an extra passenger deck.

Pacific Venus has 9 decks, 2 pools, casino, gymnasium, various bars, 402-seat main show lounge, 250 outside cabins with 20 having balconies, 16 inside cabins, can carry over 600 passengers and a crew of 180.

These cruise ships are mainly used for the Japanese market where businesses often charter them for incentive cruises. Their main cruise destinations are to Australia, New Zealand and throughout Southeast Asia.

Pacific Venus set out on this company’s first world cruise in 2001. Taking 104 days, she traveled through the Suez Canal, called at Egypt, Greece & the Aegean Sea, Naples, crossed the Atlantic and transited the Panama Canal, visited various ports along the west coast of North America & Canada, then called at Tahiti & Easter Island on her return to Japan.

Orient Venus was sold in 2005 and has had a few owners since. She is currently operated as the Agean Princess for Enterprise Shipping & Trading Athens, Greece on cruises throughout the Mediterranean..

Website: www.venus-cruise.co.jp.

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