Cruise Ship Jobs - Kristina Cruises (This company went out of business in 2013)

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Kristina Cruises was a Finnish family-owned shipping company with over forty years of experience in cruise business. Several decades in passenger service had created a company which operated successfully on the domestic as well as foreign cruise markets. Kristina Cruises (then known as Rannikkolinjat) was founded in 1985. The company was registered in Kotka. In the same year the company acquired the possession of its first passenger ship Kristina Brahe from Fagerlines Ltd., which had operated the vessel mostly in the Lake Saimaa area. Two years later the company bought the s/s Bore which became the Kristina Regina. She underwent a major refurbishment in 2000. The company operated cruises mostly in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. On 7th of June, 1996 Kristina Cruises Ltd. was granted the ISM Certificate, which guaranteed a carefully supervised safety organization. Its efficiency was regularly controlled by the Finnish Maritime Administration. The company's two cruise ships, the m/s Kristina Regina and the m/s Kristina Brahe sailed under the Finnish flag with completely Finnish crew.

These ships begun to show their age and did not meet the new regulations and have now been sold. MS Kristina Katarina, originally built in 1982 as M/S Konstantin Simonov, was the latest ship. In 2013 the company faced financial difficulties forcing Kristina Cruises to lay up its 1982-built Katarina cruise ship for the winter and cancel the season, the company today has sold the vessel to FleetProOcean. All 2014 plans were cancelled and the company is said to be concentrating on selling cruises on other ships as a tour operator.

Cruise ships and itineraries:

Kristina Regina:Finland registered; built 1960; refurbished 2001; 4,295 gross tons; 245 passengers; 55 crew members.
Itineraries: Red Sea out of Sharm el Sheikh - Egypt; Western Europe out of Gibraltar; Baltic Sea/Scandinavia out of Helsinki - Finland, Russia out of Helsinki - Finland; Greenland/Iceland out of Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) - Denmakr; Aegean/Mediterranean out of Heraklion (Crete) - Greece; Mediterranean/North Africa out of Valetta - Malta; Adriatic Sea/Aegean Sea out of Dubrovnik - Croatia and Istanbul - Turkey; Black Sea out of Istanbul - Turkey.
  Kristina Cruises-Kristina Regina ship
     
Kristina Brahe: Finland registered; built 1943; 1,105 gross tons; 176 passengers; 24 crew members.
Itineraries: Gulf of Finland, Finnish archipelago, Lake Saimaa.
  Cruise Ship Jobs-Kristina Brahe ship
     
 






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