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Photo Details
Photographer:Aleksi & Tane Lindström [View profile]Title:MINERVAAdded:Nov 25, 2006
Location:Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 1991-2000
Helsinki South Harbour in June 1999. IMO 9144196. Ex-OKEAN (launched as).

*Renamed SAGA PEARL in May 2003, EXPLORER II in November 2003, SAGA PEARL in May 2004, EXPLORER II in February 2005, ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT in May 2005, EXPLORER II in January 2006, ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT in August 2006, EXPLORER II in November 2007 and MINERVA in March 2008. Her name changed so frequently because she was chartered by two operators each for six months per year...

Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Explorer Ii (Until 2008 Mar)
- Alexander Von Humboldt (Until 2007 Nov)
- Explorer Ii (Until 2006 Jun)
- Alexander Von Humboldt (Until 2006 Jan)
- Explorer Ii (Until 2005 Mar)
- Saga Pearl (Until 2005 Feb)
- Explorer Ii (Until 2004 May)
- Saga Pearl (Until 2003 Nov)
- Minerva (Until 2003 May)
- Okean (Until 1996)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:12,892 tons
Summer DWT:1,962 tons
Length:135 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:1989
AIS Information
Last known position:
38°2’21.34” N, 23°30’7.76” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 0° (257°)
Arrival:28th Mar 2021
15:00:18 UTC
Last update:
6 days 12 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 November 24th, 13:15:53 UTCElefsis
2017 August 30th, 00:00:56 UTCBremerhaven
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Photo Comments (2)

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Aleksi & Tane Lindström on Mar 16, 2008 08:10 (13 years ago)
Hi Jens,

Thank you very much, from the golden age of film cameras...

I had the same feeling that I had heard something about her future and I found this from Wikipedia: "In July 2007 it was announced that the ship has been acquired by the re-launched Swan Hellenic line and the name will revert to Minerva." So you were right indeed!

Kind regards,
Aleksi :-)
Jens Boldt on Mar 15, 2008 22:17 (13 years ago)
Hi Aleksi,

an excellent photo! I've only ever met her as Alexander von Humboldt...
I could have sworn that I read somewhere that she'll be sailing again as Minerva in 2008 (for V Ships maybe). But I can't remember where (Maritime Matters comes to mind).
Do you happen to have heard something about this?

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