Mano Maritime buys Majesty from Louis Group

Majesty has had various names and owners since delivering in 1992, pictured here in Louis livery Majesty has had various names and owners since delivering in 1992, pictured here in Louis livery

The 'overseas' buyer of Louis Group's 1992-built Majesty has emerged as Israel’s Mano Maritime.

Louis Group, headquartered in Cyprus, reported an accounting profit from the sale of around 700,000.

The 1,460 passenger vessel, to be called Princess Iris, has had various owners and ‘regal’ names over the past 25 years sailing for Majesty Cruise Line as Royal Majesty, followed by Norwegian Majesty for Norwegian Cruise Line and then Louis Majesty. A charter to Thomson Cruises (now Marella) as Thomson Majesty followed. The ship went back to Louis in 2012.

Mano doubles fleet to two ships

Mano is currently operating 17,015gt Golden Iris in the Eastern Med on a series of round trip Haifa cruises ranging from 2 to 12 nights duration visiting Cyprus and Greece.

Mano Holdings Group operates the shipping, leisure and holiday markets, as well as, commercial interests in real estate, technology and communications.

The Mano Holdings Group was founded by ceo Moshe Mano, but its roots date back to Mano's father, the late Mordechai Mano, a shipping and financial pioneer who founded and ran Israeli shipping and finance companies back in the mid-1940’s

Louis launched Celesytal Cruises brand in late 2014. It is currently operating two ships Celesytal Crystal and Celestyal Olympia.



Posted 03 August 2018

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