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Photographer:Viktor [View profile]Title:THOMSON CELEBRATIONAdded:Feb 28, 2011
Captured:September 17, 2010IMO:8027298Hits:1,466
Location:Port Said, Egypt
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1981-1990
MS Thomson Celebration is a cruise ship owned by Holland America Line, under long-term charter to the United Kingdom-based Thomson Cruises. She was built in 1984 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France for Holland America Line as MS Noordam. The Thomson Celebration was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in 1984 for Holland America Line as MS Noordam. In 2005, the ship was taken out of service by Holland America, chartered to Thomson Cruises and rechristened as the Thomson Celebration.Her sister ship, the Thomson Spirit, was originally the Holland America ship MS Nieuw Amsterdam (1983).

Name: 1984–2005: Noordam
2005-present: Thomson Celebration
Owner: 1984-present: Holland America Line
Operator: 1984–2005: Holland America Line
2005-present: Thomson Cruises
Port of registry: 1984-1996: Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
1996–2005: Rotterdam, Netherlands
2005–2009: Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
2009–present: Malta
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Yard number: X27
Launched: 21 May 1983
In service: 1984 - present
Status: in service
General characteristics
Class and type: cruise ship
Tonnage: 33,960 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 4,243 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 214.66 m (704.27 ft)
Beam: 27.26 m (89.44 ft)
Draught: 7.5 m (24.61 ft)
Decks: 9
Installed power: 2 × Sulzer RLB66 diesels
combined 21600 kW
Speed: 18 knots (other sources claim 21 knots)
Capacity: 1,254 passengers (1350 maximum)
Crew: 520 crew
Vessel Identification
Name:Thomson Celebration
Former name(s):
- Noordam (Until 2004 Nov)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:33,933 tons
Summer DWT:4,243 tons
Length:214 m
Beam:28 m
Draught:7.7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:1984
Builder (*):Chantiers De L'atlantique
Nantes Saint Nazaire, France
Owner:Hal Antillen - Curacao
Manager:Columbia Shipmanagement
Limassol, Cyprus
AIS Information
Last known position:
32°23’58.56” N, 16°42’19.08” W
Speed, course (heading):
9.1kts, 144° (150°)
Location:Rosario Fuerteventup
Arrival:16th Apr 2014
06:00:31 UTC
Last update:
2 days 1 hour ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2014 April 16th, 06:00:31 UTCRosario Fuerteventup
2014 April 2nd, 08:00:50 UTCAgadir
2014 March 26th, 05:00:24 UTCAgadir
2014 March 26th, 05:00:12 UTCAgadir Morroco
2014 March 19th, 07:00:28 UTCRosario
2014 March 17th, 07:00:22 UTCFunchal
2014 March 12th, 07:00:48 UTCAgadir Morocco
2014 March 5th, 07:00:40 UTCAgadir Morroco
2014 March 3rd, 07:00:17 UTCFunchal Madeira
2014 February 26th, 05:00:14 UTCAgadir Morocco
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