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  • Commodore Cruise Line - Cruise Ship Postcards
    The Freewinds is the exclusive training centre for OT VIII Operating Thetan Level 8 the highest level of Scientology and the last of the published OT levels Members of the Church of Scientology who have reached the highest levels must receive their training on the Freewinds as the Church does not deliver this service anywhere else Besides the OT VIII training the Freewinds is used for delivering lower level classes and auditing services She is also used as a recreational vessel for Scientologists The ship hosts a Freewinds Maiden Voyage each July as an OT Summit for high ranking Scientologists at which Scientology accomplishments and plans for the future are publicly celebrated A significant portion of the ship is given over to its use as a religious retreat for Scientologists As well as various course rooms and a library of L Ron Hubbard books the Freewinds has areas given over to the Religious Technology Center Sea Org and International Association of Scientologists As is common practice in other Scientology organizations the ship also has an LRH Office symbolically set aside for L Ron Hubbard s use Freewinds is one ship that I am not keen to travel on bizarrely I was once invited after providing some historical information some years back Commodore Cruise Line postcard of Bohème Commodore Cruise Line postcard of Bohème Commodore Cruise Line postcard of Bohème Commodore Cruise Line postcard of Bohème Commodore Cruise Line postcard of Bohème Freewinds at Barbados Photo Mike Tedstone 7th January 2012 Bolero 1973 1976 Bolero was built in 1973 for a consortium including Lion Ferry by Dubigeon Normandie S A Prairie au doc Nantes She is a near sister ship of Southern Ferries Eagle and the Massalia of Paquet She operated for Lion Ferry as Prince of Fundy II in the summers of 1973 76 between Portland Maine USA and Yarmouth Nova Scotia During the winters she cruised for Commodore Cruise Lines in which Lion Ferry also had interests From 1976 78 she was chartered to Bergen Line on the route Bergen Stavanger Kristiansand Newcastle From 1978 78 She was chartered to Stena Line as Scandinavica From 1981 91 operated as Bolero for Fred Olsen on North Sea services In 1991 Bolero passed to Color Line as the Jupiter operating between Kristiansand Hirtshals and Oslo Hirtshals until 1994 She has since served as the Crucero Express Seminole Express and Magic I Complete history of Bolero Official Fred Olsen postcard of Bolero Caribe 1 1976 81 Caribe 1 was built in 1968 by Orenstein Koppel und Lübecker Machinenbau Lübeck as the Freeport I for the Miami Terminal Transport Co Freeport Cruise Line running between Miami Freeport She was renamed Freeport I soon after delivery In 1973 she was sold to Oy Birka Line Ab Mariehamn and renamed Freeport for cruises between Stockholm Helsinki Later in the same year 1973 Freeport was sold again to Stockholms Rederi AB Svea for the Trave Line service Helsingborg Tuborg Copenhagen Travemünde as Svea Star In 1976 she was sold to Bremer Schiffahrts for a summer car ferry service between Portland USA and Yarmouth Canada In winter she was chartered to Commodore Cruise Line for Caribbean cruises She was used on 7 night 4 island trips to Montego Bay Port Antonio Puerto Plata and Port au Prince sailing every Saturday In 1981 she was renamed Caribe Bremen before being sold to Scandinavian World Cruises as the Scandinavian Sun for a Miami Freeport service She was chartered to SeaEscape Cruises in 1985 followed by purchase in 1988 In 1992 Scandinavian Sun was sold to Belle Meade Shipping and renamed Balanga Queen for the Corona Line between Karlskrona Gdynia In 1994 Balanga Queen was chartered to Hansatee Tallinn Estonia and used on a Tallink route Tallinn Helsinki Tallinn Travemünde The same year she returned to the Caribbean as Discovery Sun for Discovery Cruises Complete history of Caribe 1 Commodore Cruise Line card of the Caribe Commodore Cruise Line card of the Caribe Commodore Cruise Line card of the Caribe Guidelines Puerto Rico postcard serial PR 00628 4587 of Caribe left plus Sagafjord and a HAL vessel Photo by Maritza Carrero Caribe I Caribe 2 Commodore Cruise Line 1983 93 Caribe I was completed as the Olympia by Alexander Stephen Sons on the River Clyde in 1953 for the Greek Line She was initially measured at 22979 GRT and carried 138 First Class and 1169 Tourist Class passengers Olympia was registered in Liberia Parsons turbines of 25000shp drove her at a service speed of 21 knots 23 knots maximum The maiden voyage left Glasgow for Liverpool and New York on April 16th 1953 Her first voyage on the intended route from Piraeus to New York did not take place until March 1955 In 1961 the route was extended to Haifa In 1968 Olympia was registered in Greece and spent more time cruising this becoming her exclusive occupation in 1970 By this time she had been re measured at 17400 GRT She was laid up at Piraeus in 1974 and the Greek Line suffered financial collapse the following year In 1981 the Olympia was bought by Sally Shipping and refitted with diesels replacing the steam turbines She returned to cruising as the Caribe I in 1983 in the Commodore Cruise Line fleet The elegant funnel had been replaced by exhaust pipes and a ludicrous framework design Happily this was later replaced by a more traditional funnel though lacking the style of the original In 1993 she was sold to Regal Cruises and renamed Regal Empress She is now described as being only 14500 GRT In 2004 she replaced the OceanBreeze ex Southern Cross in Imperial Majesty service Complete history of Caribe I Commodore Cruise Line cards of the Olympia as rebuilt as Caribe I although usually referred to as plain Caribe in Commodore material showing the sad apology for a funnel Editions FISA Barcelona card of the Caribe I Commodore Cruise Line card of the Caribe I now with a funnel

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  • Costa Crociere Recent Cruise Ship Postcards
    of Hong Kong A web page covering the complete history of this interesting ship is available on this link Official Costa postcard Costa Victoria 1996 Built 1996 75951 gross tons 251 0 metres long 1928 passengers 2246 max Crew 792 Official Costa postcard Official Costa postcard Scan Dimas Almada www cruising com br postcard of Costa Victoria Photo Daniel R Carneiro Costa Victoria at Rhodes 12th May 2006 Photo Aad Klim Click to open larger image in new window Costa Atlantica 2000 Built 2000 85619 gross tons 292 5 metres long 2114 passengers 2680 max Crew 902 More images of C osta Atlantica Official Costa postcard Ramsey postcard serial 123 of Costa Atlantica Photo Philip Cone Costa Tropicale 2001 2005 Costa Tropicale is the ex Carnival ship Tropicale which has been transferred She served with Carnival from 1982 2001 She transfered to P O Australia in October 2005 as the Pacific Star joining Pacific Sun and Pacific Sky Official Costa postcard of Costa Tropicale Postcard of Costa Tropicale A postcard issued by Brasilian travel agents Agaxtur showing Costa Tropicale and Costa Classica Costa Europa 2002 Costa Europa arrives in spring 2002 She is currently the Holland America liner Westerdam She will receive a modest refurbishment She will weigh in at 53 872 grt and will carry 1 494 passengers in lower berths Upon entering service for Costa Costa Europa will offer 10 and 11 night sailings throughout the Mediterranean Complete history of Costa Europa Cruise on Costa Europa in March 2008 Official Costa postcard of Costa Europa Official Costa postcard of Costa Europa Scan Francesco Galantino Costa Europa leaving Rhodes 15th May 2006 Photo Aad Klim Click to open larger image in new window Costa Mediterranea 2003 Costa Mediterranea entered service in Summer 2003 She is sister ship to the Costa Atlantica and was built at the Kvaerner Masa Yards in Helsinki Finland The Costa Mediterranea is 86 000 grt and has a double occupancy capacity of 2 114 guests Kvaerner Masa Yards builder s postcard of Costa Mediterranea Click on the the image to see the techinical details on the back in a new window Costa postcard of Costa Mediterranea Costa Fortuna 2003 Sisters Costa Fortuna and the Costa Magica were delivered in 2003 and 2004 Both vessels Costa s largest ever have been commissioned from Fincantieri of Genoa Sestri The ships each weigh in at 105000 grt and each carry 2 720 double occupancy passengers When Costa accepted delivery of the Costa Magica the Costa fleet had grown to 12 ships for a total capacity of more than 19 000 Dima postcard MR 6362 of Costa Fortuna at Funchal Madeira Plus enlarged image of the ship Photo Americo Rocha Costa Fortuna under construction Photo Ermanno Carbone 24th June 2003 Costa Fortuna Photo Ermanno Carbone Costa Fortuna Photo Ermanno Carbone Costa Fortuna Photo Ermanno Carbone Costa Fortuna Photo Ermanno Carbone Costa Fortuna 11th November 2003 Photo Ermanno Carbone Costa Fortuna 15th November 2003 Photo Ermanno Carbone Costa Fortuna 15th

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  • CDF Croisières of France - Simplon Postcards
    Archive 2009 2010 Brochure Bleu de France Pacific Dream cruises 2nd Edition 16 9 MB PDF file 2009 2010 Brochure Bleu de France Pacific Dream cruises 1st Edition 12 5 MB PDF file 2008 2009 Brochure Bleu de France cruises 3 7 MB PDF file Bleu de France Deck Plans 2 MB PDF file Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards facebook page www cdfcroisieresdefrance com company website Search This Website powered by FreeFind References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Bleu de France Europa SuperStar Europe Superstar Aries Holiday Dream 1981 CDF Croisières of France Each image links to a larger copy which opens in a new window tab Bleu de France CDF Croisières of France 2008 Bleu de France was built as Europa 3 for Hapag Lloyd in 1981 by Bremer Vulkan She weighs 37012grt is 656ft long and has engines of 28900hp Europa 3 carried 770 passengers and cruised worldwide for Hapag Lloyd until 1999 when she passed to Star Cruises on delivery of Europa 4 In 2000 she is the SuperStar Aries after being originally renamed SuperStar Europe In March 2001 it was announced that SuperStar Aries would transfer to the Orient Lines fleet also owned by Star Cruises from 2002 as their Ocean Voyager This transfer did not take place and Orient Lines reverted to a single ship operation with Marco Polo SuperStar Aries was sold to Pullmantur in 2004 and renamed Holiday Dream Pullmantur was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 2006 and from May 2008 Holiday Dream will operate for new new French subsidiary CDF Croisières of France as Bleu de France Official postcard of

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  • Crown Cruise Line - Cruise Ship Postcards
    route She was later used on cruises in the Baltic Mediterranean and along the Norwegian coast In 1979 Ilmatar was refitted as a Mediterranean cruise ship by her builders Wärtsila In 1980 she was sold to Vesteraalens Steamship Co of Norway and continued cruising under the Norwegian Cruises banner without change of name She later received Vesteraalens funnel colours She was reportedly renamed Viking Prince in 1982 but was laid up in Toulon and offered for sail In 1984 she was bought by Crown Cruise Line renamed Viking Princess and operated out of Palm Beach Florida on cruises to the Bahamas From 1997 she was renamed Palm Beach Princess operating on the same route for Palm Beach Cruises In 1979 Ilmatar was refitted as a Mediterranean cruise ship by her builders Wärtsila In 1980 she was sold to Vesteraalens Steamship Co of Norway and continued cruising under the Norwegian Cruises banner without change of name She later received Vesteraalens funnel colours She was reportedly renamed Viking Prince in 1982 but was laid up in Toulon and offered for sail In 1984 Ilmatar was bought by Crown Cruise Line renamed Viking Princess and operated out of Palm Beach Florida on cruises to the Bahamas From 1997 she was renamed Palm Beach Princess operating on the same route for Palm Beach Cruises Initially at least this was under the same ownership as Crown Cruise Line Crown had moved up market with new ship deliveries and they wanted to distance their operations from the gambling market that Viking Princess operated Official postcards as Viking Princess A Port of Palm Beach greetings card with Viking Princess alongside Crown del Mar Crown Monarch Crown Jewel Crown Dynasty Crown Cruise Line 1993 1995 1999 2001 Crown Dynasty was built in 1993 for Effjohn International s Crown

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  • CRYSTAL CRUISES - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Search the Simplon Website Crystal Cruises All images link to larger copies which will open in a new window tab Crystal Harmony Crystal Cruises 1990 2005 50142grt Built 1990 22 0kt 960 pass 530 crew 240 9m long The first Crystal Cruises ship Crystal Harmony 50142grt was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard number 2100 and was christened by Mary Tyler Moore When the third ship Crystal Serenity was delivered in 2003 all three ships initially ran together but in 2005 Crystal Harmony was transferred to the parent company s NYK Cruises in 2005 as Asuka II Official Crystal Cruises postcards of Crystal Harmony Official Crystal Cruises postcard of Crystal Harmony Official Crystal Cruises postcard of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Harmony Official Crystal Cruises postcard of Crystal Serenity Crystal Symphony and Crystal Harmony Official NYK Cruises postcard of Crystal Harmony as Asuka II Images of Asuka II on maiden arrival at Santos 20th May 2012 Photo 2012 Daniel Capella Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises 1995 51044grt Built 1995 22 0kt 940 pass 545 crew 238 0m long The Crystal Harmony was followed by the Crystal Symphony 51044grt in 1995 built by Kværner Masa Yards yard number 1323 at Turku Her godmother was Angela Lansbury Official Kvæner Masa Yards postcard of Crystal Symphony Official Crystal Cruises postcards of Crystal Symphony Official Crystal Cruises postcard of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Harmony Official Crystal Cruises postcard of Crystal Serenity Crystal Symphony and Crystal Harmony Postcard of Crystal Symphony at Vancouver Postcard of Crystal Symphony at Sydney Simplon Postcards release of Crystal Symphony at San Francisco Photo Marvin Jensen Crystal Symphony Interiors The Ocean Liner Society visited Crystal Symphony on 25th August 2012 at Dover The society had also visited her on 5th September 2010 A review of this visit is available at www ocean liner society com Visit CrystalSymphony htm Crystal refurbish their ships every two years so some rooms the Palm Court for example look quite different from 2010 The maintenance levels on this ship are exemplary every room looks as if it is brand new I found the interior design to be ultra conservative however and I was not excited by any of the rooms particularly The less expensive cabins also seemed rather small considering the cost of travelling in them I am sure that it is a wonderful experience sailing on Symphony given the high standards of service and food but ship itself is not inspiring Images of their newer ship Crystal Serenity look more interesting www ocean liner society com Visit CrystalSerenity htm Crystal Symphony Fitness Centre Deck 12 Photo Ian Boyle 25th August 2012 Crystal Symphony lobby Deck 11 Photo Ian Boyle 25th August 2012 Crystal Symphony Palm Court Deck 11 Photo Ian Boyle 25th August 2012 Crystal Symphony Seahorse Pool Deck 11 Photo Ian Boyle 25th August 2012 Crystal Symphony Trident Bar Grill Deck 11 Photo Ian Boyle 25th August 2012 Crystal Symphony Lido Cafe Deck

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  • Darli - Hardangerfjord > Firda > Brand > Darli - Passenger Ship Photographs - Passenger Ship Postcards
    Darli was purchased by Croatian owners Dami Boats in Rijeka an April 2004 and spent almoust two years being rebuilt During 2006 Darli had an itinerary in the north and south Adriatic including Dubrovnik From March to November 2007 she operates a 7 night Croatian circuit from Sibenek calling at Split Vis Korcula Dubrovnik Mljet Hvar and Trogir Dami Cruises Brochure PDF file 1Mbyte Ships on this Page Hardangerfjord 1959 1982 Firda 1982 1989 Brand 1989 2004 Darli 2004 Associated Pages UK Excursion Ships Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page References Search Simplon Postcards powered by FreeFind Hardangerfjord Hardanger 1959 1982 Hardangerfjord was a significant addition to the local Norwegian fjord fleet being the first small ro ro ferry with a full car deck She had both stern and side loading facilities At a time when fjord roads were still poor such ferries revolutionised local transport Subsequently almost all have disappeared being replaced by better roads fast catamarans and shorter ferry routes linking the new roads Hardangerfjord was built by AS Stord Verft at Stord and was 883 gross tons and 175 5 feet long She was capable of 14 knots quite fast for such vessels at the time and ran on the Odde express route from Begen She was sold in November 1982 to Fylksbaatane i Sogn og Fjordane and renamed Firda after briefly being Hardangerfjord I In 1989 she passed to Aaren Nilsen Shipping for use on tourist services and was renamed Brand Photograph of Hardangerfjord Photograph of Hardangerfjord Firda Fylksbaatane 1982 1989 Hardangerfjord was sold in November 1982 to Fylksbaatane i Sogn og Fjordane and renamed Firda after briefly being Hardangerfjord I In 1989 she passed to Aaren Nilsen Shipping for use on tourist services and was

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  • Peter Deilmann Cruise Ship Postcards
    company remained a family operation run by his twin daughters Gisa and Hedda Deilmann The river cruise ships were all sold off in 2010 and plans to build a larger ship to run with Deutschland put off If the advance drawings were accurate this would have been the most over funnelled ship since the SS United States Sections on This Page Sea going Ships River Cruise Ships Sea going Ships on This Page Berlin Deutschland Lili Marleen Nordbrise Nordlicht Nordpaloma Nordschau Nordwelle Regina Maris River Cruise Ships on This Page Casanova Cezanne Donauprinzessin Dresden Katherina Von Bora Koenigstein Mozart Princesse de Provence Prinzessin von Preussen Associated Pages Lübeck Linie German Cruise Ships Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built PCs Photos Berlin 1980 Yes Yes Deutschland 1998 Yes Yes Regina Maris 19xx Yes Deilmann Fleet List Nordlicht 1973 1985 Peter Deilmann started his first passenger service between Neustadt W Germany and Ronne Bornholm in 1973 using the small ferry Nordlicht She was sold in 1985 for further service in Tahiti as Raromatai Ferry Official postcard of ferry Nordlicht The Deilmann logo is visible on the funnel Nordwelle 1974 1977 Nordwelle was originally the HADAG coastal passenger vessel Gorch Foch in 1963 In 1971 she served on the Skanfahrt Regie routes around Copenhagen Malmö Between 1974 1977 she served with Peter Deilmann as Nordwelle Subsequent names included Dolfijn I and Dolfijn II An official Deilmann postcard as Nordwelle Scan Dimas Almada An official Deilmann postcard as Nordwelle Scan Dimas Almada Nordshau 1976 1984 Nordshau was built in 1956 as the Gripen Gripen operated on the ferry service between Copenhagen and Malmo operated by Öresund joint Danish and Swedish Railways She could carry 1397 passengers and 9 cars side loaded Deilmann used the Nordshau between Neustadt and Rodby This is an Öresund postcard as Gripen An official Deilmann postcard as Nordschau Scan Michael Kenyon Nordbrise 1976 1984 In 1976 Deilmann acquired the Norwegian Rost renamed Nordbrise and started a pioneer service between West and East Germany Nordbrise was later used for Deilmann s first cruise venture in Greenland as shown in the official postcard below Scan Michael Kenyon Nordpaloma 1978 1985 Nordpaloma was built in 1956 as the Frisia II Deilmann used the Nordpaloma between Neustadt and Rodby Postcard of Frisia II which operated on ferry services to the Frisian Isles Regina Maris 1980 1983 In 1979 Deilmann ordered his first new cruise ship the Berlin Whilst awaiting delivery he also bought the Regina Maris Regina Maris was sold to Kuwait in 1982 for conversion into a large private yacht She had been built in 1966 Official Deilmann cards of Regina Maris are shown below Berlin 1980 2004 In 1979 Deilmann ordered his first new cruise ship the Berlin She was owned by a consortium of German investors and Deilmann only had a minority share Whilst awaiting delivery he also bought the Regina Maris Berlin

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  • Direct Cruise Line Postcards
    1998 Apollo Empress of Canada Mardi Gras 1961 1998 Edinburgh Castle Eugenio C was the last classic transatlantic liner built in Italy entering service in 1966 She replaced Federico C on Costa s main route to South America on which she served for 10 years As time passed more time was devoted each year to cruising After 1983 the only Atlantic crossings were twice yearly positioning voyages Eugenio C became Eugenio Costa in 1984 She finished her last cruise for Costa on November 1996 and subsequently sailed for Direct Cruises and Premier Complete history of Edinburgh Castle An attractive Direct Cruises official card of Edinburgh Castle Simplon Postcards Serial sc2127 of Edinburgh Castle in Direct Cruises colours Photographed by Rui Manuel Gouveia Sa off Funchal Madeira in 1998 Apollo Apollon Apollon was built as the Empress of Canada of Canadian Pacific Following the successful introductions of Empress of Britain in 1956 and sistership Empress of England in 1957 Canadian Pacific began egotiations began for a third ship An order was signed with Vickers Armstrongs of Newcastle in 1958 and the keel was laid in January 1959 on the same berth as Empress of England had been started four years earlier Empress of Canada made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Canada on 24th April 1961 by which time the service had already become summer only She ran her first winter Caribbean cruise from New York in December 1961 Empress of Canada cruised out of New York during the winter and the number of Atlantic crossings reduced over the years so that only seven crossings were made in 1969 In 1968 she received the latest CP funnel design which was adapted as the Carnival symbol when sold to them in February 1972 after completing her 121st and last Atlantic crossing in

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