The 15,396 gross tonne cruise ship most recently operated by the now-bankrupt Voyages of Discovery as Voyager, has been re-named Vidanta Alegría and is expected to re-enter service in spring 2018.
According to Cruise Industry News the 540-passenger ship has been acquired by Grupo Vidanta. The Mexico-based company and developer of luxury resorts in South America is seeking to add a cruise line to its portfolio.
The vessel had previously been laid-up in Asia but the latest information from Marine Traffic shows that the ship is now securely berthed in Cadiz, Spain and has already been re-named.
The status of the vessel is listed as 'Under Repair' therefore it is likely that the ship will undergo extensive refurbishment work before it re-enters service to in spring 2018 to likely offer cruise itineraries from Mexico and South America.
The ship was originally launched in 1990 as the Crown Monarch.