With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian

MV Royal Star

ex Ocean Islander, City of Andros, San Giorgio

In November 2009 - renamed MV Ocean Mist

Details at the bottom of the page


Photo Page & Deck Plan


MS Royal Star at anchor


Images on this page are from either: 1. The author’s collection and 2. As originally provided by the African Safari Club.

This page contains images of Royal Star’s interiors and pool. I trust that these images will give you an idea of the quality of this fine classic cruise ship! She has been operated by African Safari Club, and cruised out of Mombasa to the “Paradise Islands” of the Indian Ocean, but she has been recently been laid up and under arrest due to non payment of her crew and she is to be auctioned at the end of February 2009.

Marco Polo Lounge


 Marco Polo Lounge


Another corner of the Marco Polo Lounge 


Starlight Lounge and Bar


The Main Lobby and Reception




The Restaurant


Shopping Gallery




Lido Buffet and Pool


Aft Decks


Twin bedded suite


Presidential Suite


Honeymoon Suite


Honeymoon Suite


The Bridge


Engine Room


Royal Sun Deck Plan


Above she is seen as the MV Royal Star


MV Ocean Mist is seen here without her lifeboats and tenders and her new funnel markings

Photograph provided by Prakash Rodrigues of “PV Ocean Mist Cruises” 

The company that purchased her is a multi national company, but they formed new company by the name of “PV Ocean Mist Cruises” and they renamed her PV Ocean Mist and had her effectively repaired and comprehensively refitted most of which was completed by the end of 2009. When all the main work had been completed she undertook her deep sea trails, which proved to be a great success and Ocean Mist having already had a shakedown cruise is now ready for her maiden commercial cruise at the end of April 2010.

For more on the ship and “PV Ocean Mist Cruises” Visit: and for further details.

MV Ocean Mist seen during her refurbishment and refit in Mombasa

Photograph provided by Prakash Rodrigues of “PV Ocean Mist Cruises”


This fine classic, yet modern cruise ship will soon be ready to cruise again!

Photograph provided by Prakash Rodrigues of “PV Ocean Mist Cruises”


Page 1 MS San Giorgio Her history as well as that of her sister MS San Marco

Page 2 Royal Star Photo Page A series of photographs of San Giorgio’s later incarnation

As the Royal Star, including her deck Plan

Page 3… Royal Star’s Final Crew List Provided by The African Safari crew members

Page 4…. Royal Star Photos Provided by David Harrison

Page 5… PV Ocean Mist Under her new guise she sails again in familiar territory!


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