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What happened to NCL MS Southward ?

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Wow..

 

I feel old just thinking about the cruise being 25 years ago, and even more so that I posted about it on this thread.. 10 years ago. :eek:

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Worry not you're young I went on my first cruise in 1958...now that's a long time ago. 58 years ago to be exact. Of course it was decades before I was born ;)

And if you believe that...

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The Perla, as she was in March 2006, was the first 'proper' cruise ship I sailed on (having been to St Kilda in 2003 on the 67-foot Cuma!) I went on her to Libya of all places, for the solar eclipse. After the washout in Cornwall in August 1999 I'd reckoned that if I couldn't see one in the Sahara Desert there really was no hope... had a great time. Since then I've been on several rather larger vessels like the Crown Princess, Adventure of the Seas and Ventura. It's rather sad to read that the Perla was scrapped in 2013.

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We also took our first cruise on the Southward in September of 1972. She was practically brand new then. It was a 5 day cruise from Baltimore to Bermuda.

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We were on the Southward back in 87. It was our second cruise. I have been trying to get NCL to give us credit for the 8 day cruise, but they will not budge saying that Latitudes was not established until 1994. It would be such a simple thing for them to do and get some good PR but no.

I thought I would share this with the people on this link. Had a great time on the Southward. No more NCL cruises for me.

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Interesting read, my 1st cruise was on the Southward in 1982, I was 35, thought I was really living! I had an outside cabin designed as a single, no surcharge (those were the days)! It was a great introduction to cruising and 83, 84, 85 I was on the ssNorway. 1986 on the Royal Princess (built in '84 still sailing as Artania)! But it was the Southward that got me hooked on cruising! I remember Singleworld, too!

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I was on the Southward and we went to Catalina Island , San Diego and Encenada. It was my 2nd cruise, but the first on NCL. Swore I’d never do another NCL again and didn’t until this past July. Can’t say that I would do another in the very near future. I’ve been on 20+ cruises. Everyone is entitled to there own opinions.

 

 

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In 1973 my DH and I were newly engaged and took a weekend cruise on the Southward with the couple that introduced us. It was a Florida special $99 per person. Our second cruise was 33 years later. It took a while to decide we liked it LOL. Have done 50 cruises so far.

 

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I found more photos from our first cruise 2/15/1987 on the Southward.  The older couple that was in the photo was a TV Station Manager I believe and they were wonderful people.  I hope as the years go along that more photos will be posted.  We were a young vibrant couple (still are but a bit older lol) I hope that this brings fun memories for those who were on the ship.

 

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