Aegean Paradise is a cruise ship operated by Turkish tour operator. She was built in 1990 in Japan as three-stars-plus ship for Japan Cruise Line as Orient Venus which was pre-owned mainly on Japanese market. The ship was sold to 1st Cruise Line and renamed Cruise 1 in September 2005. The ship was rebuilt around 2006 in Greece to a four-star ship. In April 2007, the ship was chartered to Delphin Kreuzfahrten and renamed Delphin Voyager. During the renovation in Greece, she was significantly modified from original. Due to the insolvency of Delphin Kreuzfahrten in October 2010, ship was not returned. The owner of the ship, took 1st Cruise 1 Corp., the daughter of Greek company Restis Group, the ship returned to Greece, where it was at Perama on roadstead, before it was chartered for next few months in China in 2011. From January 2011 ship was chartered by Chinese investor group Hainan Cruises Enterprises under name Hainan Empress which was ended in May 2011.