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MS INSIGNIA, OCEANIA CRUISES

MS Insignia is the lead ship of the R class of cruise ships built for Renaissance cruises. She is now owned by Oceania Cruisesas part of its Regatta Class of ships, but recently sailed for Hapag-Lloyd as the Columbus  She was built in 1998 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. NazaireFrance for Renaissance Cruises as MS R One. On December 11, 2014,  crew members died in a fire that broke out in the engine room when the ship was docked in St. Lucia.

General characteristics

Class and type:

Tonnage:

Length:180.45 m (592.0 ft)[3]

Beam:25.73 m (84.4 ft)

Draught:5.95 m (19.5 ft)

Decks:9 (passenger accessible)

Installed power:

Propulsion:2 propellers

Speed:18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Capacity:

  • 684 passengers (lower berths)
  • 824 passengers (all berths)

Crew:400

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