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Photographer:Viktor [View profile]Title:THOMSON CELEBRATIONAdded:Feb 28, 2011
Captured:September 17, 2010IMO:8027298Hits:2,490
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:7.9 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:
18°21’53.55” N, 64°32’25.99” W
Speed, course (heading):
10.5kts, 165° (164°)
Location:Road Town Bvi
Arrival:1st Dec 2015
10:15:01 UTC
Last update:
3 hours 6 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2015 December 1st, 10:15:01 UTCRoad Town Bvi
2015 November 16th, 11:00:16 UTCSt Maartin
2015 November 8th, 07:00:47 UTCFunchal Madeira
2015 October 28th, 09:00:38 UTCCartagena Spain
2015 October 25th, 06:00:46 UTCNaples. Italy
2015 October 14th, 21:00:07 UTCDubovnik
2015 September 30th, 05:00:27 UTCHvar Croatia
2015 September 30th, 05:00:26 UTCHvar
2015 September 29th, 04:00:58 UTCKotor
2015 September 28th, 09:00:32 UTCBrindisi
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