Ocean Countess is a cruise ship owned by Majestic International Cruises of Greece on long-term charter to the UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages. She was completed in 1976 as the '4-star - Premium' style Cunard Countess for Cunard Line. Cunard Countess had an almost identical sister ship Cunard Princess introduced in 1977. The new ships soon became popular with the North American and British-European cruise market particularly for their contemporary facilities and variety entertainment.
Builders of the Ocean Countess are Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, La Spezia and Navali Mechaniche Affini.