Logos Hope is an international ship sharing knowledge, help and hope through literature, cultural understanding, relief work and much more.Logos is a unique vessel and concept: a platform to promote literacy and education, cross-cultural harmony and service of others.
Logos Hope was purchased in 2004. The ship's gross tonnage is three times that of Logos II, the ship it replaces. The extra space gives visitors the opportunity to choose from a wider range of activities and will allow for more crewmembers to serve on board. Logos Hope is OM Ships International's largest ship.
After going through a complete renovation to transform her from a ferry into the ship she is today, Logos Hope launched into active service in February 2009.
The 400 volunteers making up Logos Hope’s crew represent the world’s diversity; having come from more than 60 different nations, she is continually moving from port to port, where her crew shares knowledge, help and hope in local communities. Crewmembers go ashore to partner with local initiatives. They offer practical help, invest time and demonstrate the faith that motivates them to serve others with compassion, whatever their circumstance or background.
Logos Hope has welcomed almost 8 million visitors up her gangways, visited 68 countries and territories, made over 155 port calls, sailed over 100,000 nautical miles and had more than 8 million books purchased on board.
Visitors to Logos Hope are offered an expanded selection of over 5,000 different titles of books at affordable prices. They cover a wide range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine, languages and faith. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases, and more, the bookfair is something the whole family can enjoy.
The rest of the Visitor Engagement Deck is also open for the public to explore, from the Welcome Area, which introduces the vessel through a short movie and interactive displays; to the International Café, which has ice cream, drinks, and snacks for sale. There is something for everyone.
The vessel is currently at port BEIRUT, LB after a voyage of 18 hours, 44 minutes originating from port LIMASSOL, CY.