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I was thinking about all of the ships I've sailed on that have changed ownership and now sail under a new name and then I did some research on ships I've been on that no longer even exist. Here goes...

 

Emerald Seas - Scrapped

 

Mardi Gras - Scrapped

 

Festival - Scrapped

 

Regent Sea - Sank

 

Regent Star - Scrapped

 

Seabreeze - Sank

 

Norway - Scrapped

 

Anyone else?

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P&O's 1st Oriana - scrapped.

Sitmar's Fairsea - scrapped.

Constitution - sunk.

Regent Sun - sunk.

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I miss the Canberra and QE2, they were like my 2nd homes back in the 80's and 90's. :(

Edited by TrentS

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Trent, you are so valuable with your information on Fla. departures. Sailed Festivale (first cruise) 1984. I stayed on the QE2 in Boston Harbor many years ago. My company rented it for a convention. We sailed ncl Windward twice, but don't know what happed to her. Also sailed a 3 dayer on Seaward, don't know what happed to that ship either.

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Trent, you are so valuable with your information on Fla. departures. Sailed Festivale (first cruise) 1984. I stayed on the QE2 in Boston Harbor many years ago. My company rented it for a convention. We sailed ncl Windward twice, but don't know what happed to her. Also sailed a 3 dayer on Seaward, don't know what happed to that ship either.

 

Thanks... NCL Windward was lengthened and renamed Norwegian Wind in 1998, then was transferred to to NCL's parent Star Cruises in 2007 and renamed SuperStar Aquarius. Seaward was renamed Norwegian Sea in 1997 and then in 2005 transferred to Star Cruises and renamed SuperStar Libra.

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Norwegian Prince

Sitmar FairSky

Any of the "ward" ships - Dreamward, Windward, Southward, etc.

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................ships I've been on that no longer even exist. Here goes...

 

France ...which became the Norway and was then scrapped.

 

Dawn Princess (the original) ex Sylvania / Fairwind ...that became the Albatros before being scrapped.

 

Independence - which will probably never sail again... but does still exist.

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.....Any of the "ward" ships - Dreamward, Windward, Southward, etc.

The Starward (which we sailed) still exists. ;) She became the Bolero and now is the Orient Queen. We ran into her in Mykonos a few years back.

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Carnival Tropicale - Now part of Costa

 

I cruised a very small line in the Galapagos islands and do not remember the cruise line. I wonder if they are still around.

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I have sailed aboard many ships that are still in service but sailing for different lines under different names (Sun Viking, Skyward, Song of America, Horizon, Vistafjord, Crystal Harmony, and many more). However, I have cruised on the following ships that no longer are in service:

 

Jupiter (Epirotiki) -- Sank

 

Norway -- Scrapped

 

Liberte (American Hawaii) (ex Volendam, etc.) -- Scrapped

 

Dawn Princess (the original) (ex Sylvania, Fairwind) -- Scrapped

 

Miami (my first cruise, back in 1967, Peninsular & Occidental Line) -- Sank on way to scrapyard

 

Rotterdam V (hotel ship in Holland)

 

QE2 (layed up in Dubai)

 

Chuck

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I've been on exactly one cruise so far, and it was back in the '90s on the now non-existent Norway. :(

 

JJ

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Carnival Tropicale - Now part of Costa

 

I cruised a very small line in the Galapagos islands and do not remember the cruise line. I wonder if they are still around.

 

Tropicale went from Costa to P&O Australia in 2006 as Pacific Star. Subsequently went to Pullmantor as Ocean Dream.

 

Original Home Lines Homeric - sunk

Zenith -to Pullmantur as Zenith

Carnival Celebration, to Ibero Cruceros as Grand Celebration

Royal Princess, to P&O as Artemis, but she has been sold on...

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Also:

All of the Windjammer boats (except Mandalay, which has been bought by Angermeyer Cruises and being prepped for cruising in the Galapagos)--scrapped or rotting in ports, although the Fantome was lost in a hurricane, along with crew that was still aboard her.

 

SS Caribe I--scrapped

Columbia Queen--out of service, but could be brought back I think; not sure about rest of the boats that were under Delta Queen and then Majestic.

Windstar's Wind Song: sunk

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Independence - which will probably never sail again... but does still exist.

 

A note from the Countryman & McDaniel Cargo Law website on the Former SS Independance:

 

682-ft American ocean liner Platnium-II (Ex-SS Oceanic, SS Independence) is under investigation by the Indian Union ministry of environment & forests (MoEF), which has sought a detailed report from the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). The vessel arrived at Alang under tow of Tug Barakuda-1 on Oct. 7. The vessel, believed to have 200 metric tons of asbestos-containing material, was beached for breaking without approval from authorities. The Indian Platform on Ship Breaking is demanding that US recall the ship. The vessel had previously been lying idle at Dubai for over a year. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 15-10-09]

 

 

 

 

So it still exists but it's hanging by a thread!

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The Norway

Premiere Cruise Line: Royale and Atlantic

Dolphin Cruise Line: Islandbreeze

Panama Canal Line : SS Panama , Cristobal, Ancon

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What a great thread!

 

I don't think I saw the following yet:

 

Britanis (Chandris/Celebrity)

Regent Rainbow

Big Red Boats: Oceanic & Majestic (my very first cruise)

Enchanted Isle

SS Vera Cruz

Edited by Dave and Micha

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Was trying to reach and hook-up with Conte Di Savoia. We will be on the July 1-16, 2010 Norway Coast cruise on the Silver Cloud. Wanted to connect more directly, if possible, to check on some added Silversea and other questions. My e-mail is TLCohio@aol.com

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

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What a great thread!

 

I don't think I saw the following yet:

 

Britanis (Chandris/Celebrity)

Regent Rainbow

Big Red Boats: Oceanic & Majestic (my very first cruise)

Enchanted Isle

SS Vera Cruz

 

Actually Regent Rainbow is still in existence and sails on as The Emerald for Cyprus based Louis Cruises. I sailed on her when she was still Grace Line's Santa Rosa. She looked quite different in those days resembling a single funneled version of United States, not surprising since she and her twin Santa Paula were designed by William Francis Gibbs.

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Royal Caribbean -Nordic Prince (2 week Southern Caribbean-1972)

Home Line -Doric (1 week to Bermuda 1978)

Carnival -Festival 11 (?) day Southern Caribbean 1994)

Olympic -Voyager (19 day Amazon River 2003) This was special!!

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