Louis Cruises has announced it has sold the Aquamarine to “Corporacion De Cruceros Nacionales” of Mexico for $23,375,000, according to a statement. Sources told Cruise Industry News the ship has already been renamed the Ocean Star Pacific.
The ship originally launched from Finland for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line as the Nordic Prince in 1971 at 18,000 tons with capacity for 724 passengers.
Royal Caribbean sent her to be lengthened in Finland in 1980 after just under a decade of service.
As new tonnage arrived in the Royal Caribbean fleet, the Nordic Prince received the honor of being the first Royal Caribbean ship to be phased out.
Like the Song of Norway, she was sold to Sun Cruises as well, but one year earlier – 1995.
Sun Cruises renamed the vessel the Carousel and removed the signature Viking Crown Lounge, which was required by Royal Caribbean.
Sun Cruises sold the ship to Louis Cruises in 2004.