Celestyal Crystal

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Photo 1
Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: Thira (Santorini) (EL)
Date: 18/05/2018

Photo 2
Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: Thira (Santorini) (EL)
Date: 18/05/2018
Photo 3
Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: Adamos (Milos) (EL)
Date: 16/05/2018
Photo 4
Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: Tourlos (Mykonos) (EL)
Date: 15/05/2018

Administrative data Technical data
name: Celestyal Crystal
built: 1980
call sign: 9HA2978
IMO: 7827213
flag: Malta
dimensions: 161.80 x 25.26 x 5.60 m
type: cruise
capacity: 960 passengers
406 crew
11 decks (9 guest)
speed: 21.00 kn

former name(s): new name(s):
Viking Saga ('80-'86)
Sally Albatross ('86-'94)
Leeward ('94-'00)
Superstar Taurus ('00-'02)
Silja Opera ('02-'06)
Opera ('06-'07)
Cristal (07-'11)
Louis Cristal ('11-'14)
Celestyal Cristal ('14-'15)
No known new names

We also have pictures of this vessel under the folowing name(s).
Cristal (cruise)

Extra info:
The ship was destroyed by a fire in 1990 while being refit and completely rebuilt and re-delivered in 1992, Although declared a total constructive loss, the lower hull was used to create a new ship still named Sally Albatross. in 1994, she grounded whilst on a cruise , suffering major damage due to partially sinking.

Although the 1980 ship and the 1992 ship are completely unalike both externally and internally, they she the same IMO number and are therefore technically the same ship.

Converted? This vessel was converted from ferry to cruise in the year 1986.
Museum? No
Scrapping? Not scrapped on 10/10/2018.
Lost at sea or sunken? No