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  Ola Esmeralda (Saveca)

Ola Esmeralda | Saveca
cruise ship "Black Prince", Nantes
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Ola Esmeralda is a cruise ship owned by Saveca of Caracas, Venezuela. The 141 m long ship sailed as the Black Prince fro Fred Olsen until 2009 when she was retired from the Fred Olsen fleet. The ship was originally built as cruise ferry with accommodation for 200 cars but was later converted to a cruise ship.

The vessel was built by Lübecker Flender-Werke in Lübeck, West Germany for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines in 1966. She sailed as the Black Prince from 1966 to 2010 when she was retired from the Fred Olsen fleet. Between 1970 and 1985 she sailed as the Black Prince cruise ship for Fred Olsen in winter, and as a ferry named Venus for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab in summer. In 1987 the ship was converted to a cruise ship and operated cruises year round. The ship was bought by Saveca of Venezuela in 2009, and renamed the Ola Esmeralda.

Ship Summary
Built by:Lübecker Flender-Werke, Lübeck, West Germany
Date Completed:1966
Gross Tonnage:11209
Length:141.6 m
Width:20.2 m