On Monday 12th November 2018 at 0816 hrs the 1995 built cruise ship SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA entered Valletta with her last port reported was from Salalah, Oman after she left Colombo, Sri Lanka on 28th October, 2018 bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard berthing at Parlatorio Wharf.
SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA was the lead ship of the Century class of cruise ships for Celebrity Cruises and the co flagship of the Celebrity fleet when she was named as CENTURY from 1995 to 2008 and CELEBRITY CENTURY from 2008 to 2015. Meanwhile from 1995 to 2002 her port of registry was Monrovia, Liberia; from 2002 to 2008 her port of registry was Nassau, Bahamas and 2008 onwards her port of registry is Valletta, Malta.
She was built in 1995 by Meyer Werft Shipyard at Papenburg, Germany as Yard no 637 with her maiden voyage on 20th December,1995.
In March 2018, it was announced that the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) and Ctrip ( Chinese travel agency) were to close the SkySea Cruise Line brand and that the line’s sole ship SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA would join the Marella fleet in place of MEIN SCHIFF 2 which would stay with TUI Cruises. She made her final voyage on August 29th , 2018 – a 4-night sailing from Shanghai, China with a call at Fukuoka, Japan.
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