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Atlantic Star |
Sky Wonder moored at Villefranche in 2007. In April 2009 Sky Wonder was renamed Atlantic Star
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Atlantic Star |
The harbor of Villefranche-sur-Mer, with cruise ship Sky Wonder, A Pullmantur Cruises Ship
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Atlantic Star is a 240 m long cruise ship that operated in Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruises fleet. The ship has along history of cruising and has changed hands a number of times since her launch as FairSky in 1984. Atlantic Star is one of the last cruise ships in the world to be powered by steam turbines, although the new owners, Kyma Ship Management, who bought the vessel in 2010 have plans to replace the steam turbines with diesel engines.

Atlantic Star was built at Chantiers de Nord et de la Mediterranee in La Seyne-Sur Mer, France in 1984. The ship was originally named FairSky and operated for sitar Cruises from 1984 to 1988. She was bought by Princess Cruises in 1988 and sailed from 1988 until 2000 as Sky Princess. She changed hands again in 2000 and sailed for P&O Cruises Australia from 2000 - 2006 as Pacific Sky. In 2006 she was transferred to Pullmantur Cruises and named Sky Wonder, before being renamed Atlantic Star in 2009. The ship was sold to Kyma Ship Management in 2010, and is planned to sail again under a new name in 2012.

Ship Summary
Built by:Chantiers de Nord et de la Mediterranee, La Seyne-Sur Mer , France
Date Completed:1984
Gross Tonnage:46000
Length:240 m
Width:29.8 m