On 1 st March 2018, Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services (BSCS) took their first cruise ship, MS Albatros, under technical management in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. The takeover went well and there were smiles all round for the team on board.
The Albatros is a 205 m long cruise ship owned and operated by Phoenix Reisen, a German cruise ship operator. Although she is over 40 years old, her classic lines and wide promenade decks mean that she remains a firm favourite with her passengers and is often referred to as the ‘White Lady’. She carries 830 passengers and 340 crew, of which 79 are deck and engine crew under the management of BSM.
Les Royle, Managing Director of BSCS, stated “This is a very proud moment for myself and the Cruise Team. Phoenix Reisen is a well-established player in the German cruise market and we are delighted to be awarded technical management of this fine ship.”