The Ocean Countess joined the Marco Polo in the Cruise and Maritime Voyages fleet after a £3 million pound refurbishment programme. The Ocean Countess is a ship of history. Originally the Cunard Countess, shes possesses a distinctive traditional profile with plenty of deck space and is stabilised and air conditioned throughout.
In her past, under the Cunard flag, the ship was possibly one of the most best known cruise ships to sail the caribbean. She was also chartered to the Ministry of Defence following the Falklands war in 1982 to help with troop movements on and off the Falklands Islands, including a round voyage for families to commemorate the fallen.
Ocean Countess offers traditional two sitting dining in the Kensington Restaurant or, as an alternative, enjoy buffet-style meals at the Boat House on Upper Deck or a light lunch by the pool on Lido Deck
Launched: 20 September 1974
Start of service: June 1976
Length: 164 m
Beam (width): 23 m
Tonnage: 22,080 GRT
Speed: 19.5 knots
Crew and staff: 350
5 bars & 5 lounges
heated outdoor swimming pool, lido and two whirlpools
Tower Piano Bar with music including the library and card tables
Jade Beauty Centre hairdressing, beauty therapy, massage and spa
Twenty Twelves gymnasium and sauna
stabilised, worldwide satellite telephone, telex and fax