MV Ocean Countess

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Former Names:  Ruby, Ocean Countess, Olympia Countess, Awani Dream 2, Cunard Countess
After a £3 million refurbishment in Winter 2009, the Ocean Countess has seven passenger decks, a generous amount of deck space, is stabilised and air conditioned throughout, and accommodates about 800 passengers.  Ocean Countess passengers tend to be 45+ and British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 22 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.3 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 22 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.3 passengers.
Size Small
Built 1976
Refit 2009
Tonnage 17593
Passengers (Min/Max) 800/800
Crew 350
Officers International
Total  400
All cabins have bathrooms and are equipped with personal safe, hairdryer, flat-screen satellite TV, music channels and wardrobe. Suites are newer and much larger. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  265
Inside  135
Single  10
Cabin Details Cabins  
Pools Out/In  1/0
The ship offers a fitness centre, paddle tennis, sauna, beauty salon, massage rooms and deck games.
Jacuzzis  2
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
The Kensington Restaurant has ocean views on 2 sides, and serves international food with attentive and cheerful service. Breakfast & lunch can be taken in an outdoors area by the pool. Alternative dining can be found in The Boat House restaurant. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  1
There is a good array of indoor and outdoor entertainment on the large aft open deck area in addition to the main show lounge. This ship suits passengers looking for a laid back port intensive cruise experience.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino Yes
Casual and comfortable during the day. More elegant clothing may be worn in the evening.
All gratuities on Astor cruises are included in the fare. On Discovery and Marco Polo: £5 per passenger night is automatically charged to your shipboard account (£4ppn for cruises over 16 nights).
Wheelchair cabins 2
Wheelchair access is unsuitable.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 2
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no special arrangements for children, although they are welcome. 

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