TransOcean - company profile

TransOceanOriginally based in Bremen and now in Offenbach TransOcean cruises look back on many years of business development in the German-speaking market. Thousands of ship travelers appreciate the well-established cruise brand in Germany.

The TransOcean cruises present themselves in the social networks with the following sentences: “TransOcean Kreuzfahrten looks back on more than five decades of successful ocean and river cruises on the German cruise market. The brand stands for sophisticated river cruise ships in the 4-star segment as well as the classic ocean cruise ship, which was extensively modernized in 2010 Astor

MS Astor in Hamburg

MS Astor in Hamburg

TransOcean offers a very service-oriented and at the same time highly comfortable way of traveling on the water - whether on the seas of this world or on the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Highly personal service is very important to us. "

The target group of the company are well-off best agers and seniors. This group of guests can do without constant animation, children's clubs and noisy entertainment. Instead, valued customers want well-groomed travel in a pleasant ambience, personal address, good food and drink, interesting travel destinations, pleasant entertainment and regular captain's receptions and dinners. For these “soft” factors, the guests like to pay a little more than they would have to spend on the large ships of globally operating providers.

In the ocean cruises segment, TransOcean uses the one that was extensively renovated in 2010 MS Astor. She has been the “face” of the company for decades. After bankruptcies, the company and the ship came under the umbrella of the British South Quay Travel & Leisure Limited as well as their brand Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV). The company sells travel through its own offices in the UK, USA and Australia. The stable German sales structure, the MS Astor and the remaining river boats fit in well with the British’s expanding business on the continent.

MS Astor in Cobh / Ireland

MS Astor in Cobh / Ireland

In the winter season, the Astor is mainly marketed for English-speaking guests in Australia and New Zealand. In the summer season, the Astor is traditionally used on the German-speaking market. At the beginning of 2017, the CVM ship pool consists of the ocean-going vessels Astor, Astoria, Marco Polo and MS Magellan. All of the aging cruise ships are designed for capacities from 550 to 1.250 passengers. - The flagship is currently still the MS Magellan measured at 46.052 GT. Previously, she went under the name Grand Holiday on behalf of the now decommissioned Carnival cruise brand Iberocruceros. In the first half of 2017, the "Columbus“A fifth, larger ship to the fleet. That is currently still doing its job for P&O Cruises Australia under the name of Pacific Pearl

Magellan in Hamburg

Magellan in Hamburg

In addition to the Astor, German guests will also have the Magellan and Columbus with selected trips and German-speaking service in the 2017 season.

For River cruises the river ships will be built by TransOcean in 2017

MS Belvedere             on German and European waterways


MS Sans Souci          on northeastern waterways (four dates in 2017)

sent into the race.

MS Bellevedere

MS Sans Souci

The above two photos © TransOcean


Karl Beyer - Update December 2016