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Cruise Ship Information

MS Golden Iris is a cruise ship owned an operated by the Israel-based Mano Maritime.[4] She was built 1975 by the Burmeister & Wain shipyard in Copenhagen, Denmark for Cunard Line as MS Cunard Conquest, but her interior fittings were subsequently installed at the Navali Mechaniche Affini in La Spezia, Italy.[1] Following re-delivery from Navali Mechaniche Affini in 1977 the ship was renamed MS Cunard Princess.[1][2] In 1995 the ship entered service with StarLauro Cruises (later rebranded MSC Cruises), briefly retaining her previous name before being renamed MS Rhapsody.[5] Later during her career with MSC Cruises the ship came to be marketed as MS MSC Rhapsody, but her official registered name remained Rhapsody throughout her MSC career.[6] In 2009 the ship was sold to her current owners.

Atmosphere on board

The Mano Holdings Group is one of the oldest and most prominent in the Israeli economy, operating through its companies Mano Maritime Ltd., Mano Holdings Ltd. in the fields of shipping, recreation and vacation, as well as, additional commercial interests in real estate, technology, communications and other areas.

The Mano Holdings Group was founded by CEO Moshe Mano, but its roots date back to the time prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, when Moshe Mano's father, the late Mordechai Mano, a shipping and financial pioneer in the country, founded and ran Israeli shipping and finance companies as far back as 1945.

Family with Kids/Teens

The kids won’t want to go home. The cruise with children on Mano Shipping Lines is a one-of-a-kind exciting adventure. Get ready for the best time of your life. The ships include loads of attractions and special and exciting activities for kids with a great team of instructors and activities customized for young and older children.The Mano Shipping luxury liners, Royal Iris and Golden Iris, are a huge fun space for children with special resort facilities such as a kids’ pool on the upper deck, sports areas, a sports hall, video games, a theater offering movies for all the family and special movies for kids, a vibrant Gymboree area with special facilities for the little ones and internet cafe for children and adolescents who wish to play computer games.The ships’ team of instructors offer activities for children in the lively kids club with arts and crafts, toys, party games, challenges, competitions and many more surprises.

Past Passenger Programs

Anyone who has not experienced accommodation on a ship will be surprised to discover that this is a wonderfully delight accommodation experience. You are invited to double cabins for two or family cabins, upgrades, well equipped suites and Mano Shipping’s luxury liners, Golden Iris and Royal Iris, include cabins of various standards - for you to choose.

Fitness And Spa

The cruise is the best time to relax. Mano Shipping’s luxury liners offer superior resort facilities, an outdoor Jacuzzi under the open sky and an alternative and classic treatment program for those who wish to have a delight massage during the cruise, a sauna and many more treats for the body and soul.The energetic vacationers amongst you who wish to keep up their fitness regime or get fit during the cruise will be able to enjoy the sports facilities in the sophisticated gym or the sports hall and sports areas on board.

Food & Dining

The menu includes an all-inclusive experience which offers the guests of the cruise four copious meals a day served in the ship’s splendid dining room. Imagine mountains of delicacies and a profusion of gastronomic styles, colourfulness and appetizing aromas all served in original and surprising ways.

Entertainment

Now is the time to take a different kind of family vacation. A cruise overseas is fantastic for the whole family and everyone can enjoy themselves on the cruise in their own way. Attractions, entertainment, fine dining, Spa, swimming pools, sailing to magical destinations overseas, unforgettable tours. An experience which is simply a family dream at an attractive all-inclusive price! You choose the duration of your cruise and which destinations you will pass en route, coastal towns, exotic islands and an abundance of pleasures that are awaiting you at every destination, fascinating museums, golden beaches, crazy amusement and water parks by international standards, exciting tours in the footsteps of history and throughout the cruise - continuous enjoyment without worrying where to sleep or what to do, everything is on hand.

Fellow Passengers

Anyone who has not experienced accommodation on a ship will be surprised to discover that this is a wonderfully delight accommodation experience. You are invited to double cabins for two or family cabins, upgrades, well equipped suites and Mano Shipping’s luxury liners, Golden Iris and Royal Iris, include cabins of various standards - for you to choose.

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Our recommendation

Investments in projects in the field of technology, communications and high-tech.

As in all its activities, in these areas too the Mano Holdings Group works to characterize high standards of professionalism, reliability and service, with an ideal combination of top quality, skilled and experienced human capital and the application of advanced technology and original business solutions.