Company News, 2008-05-13, 12:00 PM
Lengthening of the C/S BRAEMAR at Blohm + Voss Repair
The cruise ship BRAEMAR (ex CROWN DYNASTY) from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been docked on May 13, 2008 in dry dock ELBE 17 at Blohm + Voss Repair – a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. This ship will be extended by a 31,20 metre long midship section at the shipyard in Hamburg.
After the conversion of the cruise ship BALMORAL from FRED. OLSEN CRUSIE LINES between November 2007 and January 2008 the BRAEMAR is the second ship of the company which is lengthened by Blohm + Voss Repair.
In addition to the new section, 18 new balconies will be installed, the restaurant on deck 8 reconverted and various public areas newly constructed or modified.
With the new 31.20 metre long, 22.50 metre wide, 2,250 t midship section - produced by the Schichau Seebeck Shipyard in Bremerhaven in a subcontract by Blohm + Voss Repair, arrived floating at the shipyard in Hamburg on April 6, 2008 - the capacity of the cruise liner will extend from 900 to 950 passengers.
At the beginning of July 2008 the converted BRAEMAR will leave the shipyard for a short sea trial and then handed over to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Southampton, Great Britain.
The BRAEMAR – named after a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 93 kilometers far from Aberdeen – was built in 1993 as CRWON DYNASTY for COMMODORE CRUISE LINES at the Spanish shipyard Union Navale de Levante. From 1994 on the ship was launched by the shipping company CUNARD. In the year 1997 the crusie liner was sold to MAJESTY CRUSIE LINES and made cruises under the name CROWN MAJESTY. 2001 the ship was bought by the Norwegian shipping company FRED. OLSEN CRUISE LINES which introduce it as BRAEMAR for cruises.