Category:Royal Iris (ship, 1971)

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IMO info
Information about the vessel may be found at IMO 7032997.
A ship can change name and flag state through time, but the IMO number remains the same through the hull's entire lifetime. As a result, it can be useful to identify a ship by using the IMO number.


  • Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, 1971, for Southern Ferries, named Eagle.
  • Purchased by Paquet Cruises, renamed Azur
  • Rebuilt into a full time cruise ship, 1981
  • Sold to Chandris Cruises, 1987, renamed The Azur
  • Sold to Festival Cruises, 1994
  • Festival Cruises goes bankrupt, 2004
  • At bankruptcy sale The Azur is sold to Mano Maritime, renamed Royal Iris
  • On June 21, 2005, a small fire breaks out on board, but is quickly extinguished by crew members.


  • IMO Number: 7032997
  • Gross Tonnage: 14,717 tons
  • Length: 466 feet
  • Beam: 71.8 feet
  • Top Speed: 18 knots
  • Passenger Capacity: 770
  • Crew Capacity: 325

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