Vantage Journey’s Ocean Explorer is on the transfer once more. After a number of weeks docked in Northern France, the expedition vessel is at present on its solution to Stavanger, in Norway.
In keeping with AIS information, the 140-guest ship left Caen on Thursday and is scheduled to reach at its vacation spot on July 15.
Together with its sister ship Ocean Odyssey, the vessel had been docked on the French port since late Could – when Vantage Deluxe World Journey ceased operations.
On the time, it sailed to Caen with no company onboard, beginning what was believed to be an prolonged lay-up interval.
In keeping with French media, the ships have been initially scheduled to stay docked on the port for 3 months.
Later, on June 29, Vantage Deluxe Journey filed for a Chapter 11 within the US Chapter Court docket for the District of Massachusetts, pending a sale of its model and property to a brand new proprietor.
Inbuilt 2021 and 2022, the Ocean Explorer and the Ocean Odyssey are owned by SunStone Ships and have been crusing for Vantage Journey on a long-term constitution.
The vessels are a part of SunStone’s Infinity Class, which additionally contains 4 extra purpose-designed expedition ships.
Constructed by the CMHI Shipyard in Haimen, China, the 8,000-ton vessels provide an upscale cruising expertise, with options that embody a swimming pool, two full-service eating places, a spa, a two-story lounge and extra.
Earlier than Vantage’s chapter, the Ocean Explorer was scheduled to supply a sequence of cruises to the Arctic and Northern Europe in the course of the 2023 summer time.
This system additionally included voyages to the Nice Lakes and New England, along with itineraries to Canada’s St. Lawrence Sea Manner and Atlantic Coast.
The ship was then scheduled to reposition to Antarctica for the winter, providing a sequence of expeditions departing from Ushuaia, in Argentina.
The ship was additionally set to sail to extra locations in South America, the Amazon and the Caribbean in the course of the 2023-2024 season.