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Sales: 604.590.7313 Fax: 604.590.8313 stripped. The second level was extended and a third enclosed level was created on a formerly open deck. The existing swimming pool was refurbished.

The result is a modern overnight cruise ship with 27 comfortable state- rooms and a capacity of 48 passengers and 28 crew. The staterooms are located on the main deck and third deck, includ- ing four suites on the third deck. All of the staterooms were furnished by

Marine Accommodations. All interior spaces were fitted with new modern air conditioning and ventilation systems, including fresh air replacement capabil- ity.

Other interior accommodations include refurbished crew staterooms, separate passenger dining room and lounge on the second deck and a library area. A new large size stair tower was added for increased safety.

The vessel is powered by the original

Deutz engines, 1.175-hp each. The existing Deutz generators were also re- used, and a new emergency generator was added.

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Main Particulars .210 ft. (64 m) .41 ft. (12.4 m) ..14 ft. (4.2 m) ..11 ft. (3.3 m)

Aurora Floated Out For P&O

The new 76,000-gt cruise liner Aurora left Meyer Werft's covered dock on Jan- uary 8, proceeding extensive dock trials.

The float out and funnel mounting of

Aurora occurred that morning before the vessel was ultimately berthed.

Measuring 886 ft. (270 m) with a breadth of 106 ft. (32.2 m) and a speed of 24 knots, the vessel will undergo final outfitting in the next few weeks, subse- quently traveling down the river Ems to the harbor Emshaven to commence sea trials in the North Sea.

Quality Control

Cruise Shipping Annual

DeJong & Lebet Assists On

Vessel Conversion

Eclipse, a converted 210 ft. (64 m) cruise vessel, recently began operating in the Galapagos Island Cruise business.

The vessel conversion was designed by

DeJong and Lebet. Inc., Naval Archi- tects, Jacksonville, Fla.

Eclipse was originally constructed as ferry vessel Aegean Sea, for service in the Mediterranean by a Spanish ship- yard in 1982. The current owners bought the vessel in 1997 and began the conversion process.

The original vessel was laid out as an 800-passenger day ferry. The vessel's passenger lounges were completely

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