Albatros by Phoenix
MS Albatros was a Royal Viking Star-class cruise ship, operated by the Germany-based travel agency Phoenix Reisen. She was built in 1973 by "Wärtsilä Helsinki" Shipyard, Finland for Royal Viking Line as Royal Viking Sea, and has also sailed under the names Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, and Crown. She was the second Albatros for Phoenix Reisen as she was the replacement of the original SS Albatros. MS Albatros was also known for her Queen Elizabeth 2-esque funnel. In October 2020 Albatros was sold as a hotel vessel for the Pick Albatros Group in the Middle East, which operates some 15 hotels and resorts in Hurghada region. However, the project was never initiated, and the ship stayed at Hurghada until sold in 2021 for scrap, after a stop in Jeddah. She was beached in Alang on July 27th 2021. Scrapping on Albatros started on 17th November 2021.