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  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Postcards - Page 1
    of the Seas 1996 Viking Serenade Scandinavia Stardancer Island Escape 1982 RCCL Fleet List Part One Song of Norway RCCL 1970 1996 Song of Norway was the first ship built for Royal Caribbean being delivered from Helsinki builders Wartsila in 1970 She was 18000 tons as built and carried 724 passengers In 1978 she was lengthened by 85 feet to carry a total of 1024 passengers and increase size to 23000 gross tons She initially operated on 7 and 14 day cruise out of Miami but later served throughout the world breaking new territories for RCCL when superseded by larger ships in the Caribbean She was sold to Sun Cruises Airtours in 1996 becoming their Sundream The distinctive sky lounge on the funnel was removed as part of the deal greatly improving her appearance In 2005 she became the Dream Princess of Caspi Cruises for short cruises from Israel and was later renamed Dream pressure from Princess Cruises In November 2006 Dream was chartered to Gulf Dream Crusise running out of Dubai but the venture collapsed after one cruise She was later acquired by the Clipper Group and is due to replace The Topaz with the PeaceBoat Organization in 2008 Complete history of Song of Norway The official RCCL card below shows Song of Norway her original condition She is photographed at Oslo original headquarters of RCCL presumably on her delivery voyage from Helsinki to Miami A later card of Song of Norway following lengthening Wolf Enterprises A later card of Song of Norway following lengthening Wolf Enterprises P Asenjo postcard 679 of Song of Norway following lengthening Click to open larger image in new window Official RCCL postcard RCCL 1 of Song of Norway in Norway following lengthening Official RCCL postcard RCCL 2 of Song of Norway following lengthening Scenic Productions St Thomas postcard CS 1 of Song of Norway following lengthening Postcard of Song of Norway Simplon Postcards serial sc2040 released November 1993 of Song of Norway plus Sun Viking astern at Oslo in September 1993 Photograph by Ian Boyle Nordic Prince RCCL 1971 1994 Nordic Prince was the second of two sisters built for Royal Caribbean being delivered from Helsinki builders Wartsila in 1971 She was 18000 tons as built and carried 724 passengers In 1980 she was lengthened by 85 feet to carry a total of 1024 passengers and increase size to 23000 gross tons She initially operated on 7 and 14 day cruise out of Miami but later served throughout the world breaking new territories for RCCL when superseded by larger ships in the Caribbean She was sold to Sun Cruises in 1994 becoming their Carousel The distinctive sky lounge on the funnel was removed as part of the deal greatly improving her appearance A complete history of this ship is available on this link This card by Gulfstream Miami shows Nordic Prince in original condition plus Sun Viking and three NCL ships at Miami serial GS1016 2 Astral Graphics postcard 670 of Nordic Prince

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  • Royal Cruise Line Cruise Ship Postcards
    on America s west coast but later cruised worldwide as Royal Cruise Line created an excellent reputation winning numerous awards She was acquired with the Royal Cruise Line name by NCL in 1989 but was sold by them in 1994 subsequently serving as Astra II for various German cruise operators In 2001 she is named Omar 2 Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Golden Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Golden Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Golden Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Golden Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Golden Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Golden Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Golden Odyssey An official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard oversized of the Royal Odyssey and Golden Odyssey An official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard oversized of the Royal Odyssey 2 Golden Odyssey and Crown Odyssey This card must have been issued in 1993 94 An official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard oversized of the Crown Odyssey and Golden Odyssey Royal Odyssey 1 1981 1988 The Zim Israel liner Shalom was built in 1964 After only three years she was bought by the Deutsche Atlantik group in 1967 and renamed Hanseatic 2 She was sold again to Home Lines in 1973 and named Doric Home Lines needed to find a replacement for the fire damaged Homeric 1 She served with Home Lines until the new Atlantic was delivered in 1981 when she was sold to Royal Cruise Lines as their Royal Odyssey She was given a new single funnel during refurbishment In 1988 she became the Regent Sun in the Regency Cruises fleet She has been inactive since the Regency Cruises bankruptcy despite an announced sale to Royal Venture cruises as their Sun Venture Current name is listed just as Sun with owners Canyon Ranch She is currently stripped and out of service having been intended for use as a floating hotel Complete history of Royal Odyssey 1 An official Royal Cruise Line postcard of Royal Odyssey An official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard of the Royal Odyssey and Golden Odyssey Commercial postcards of the Royal Odyssey 1 Chantry Classics postcard CC S120 of Royal Odyssey photographed by Wil Moojen Harold Jordan postcard L4 of Royal Odyssey Crown Odyssey 1988 1989 Crown Odyssey was built by Meyer of Papenburg and was delivered to Royal Cruise Line in 1988 a year before the line was sold to NCL In 1996 the various NCL fleets were reorganised and Crown Odyssey became the Norwegian Crown in the main NCL fleet More recently she has been transferred to NCL owned Orient Lines and reverted to her original name Crown Odyssey Crown Odyssey returned to the NCL fleet in September 2003 as Norwegian Crown In 2006 she was sold to Fred Olsen as the Balmoral remaining on charter to NCL until 2007 Complete history of Crown Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Crown Odyssey Official Royal

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  • Royal Olympic Cruise Line Postcards (Epirotiki Line, Sun Line)
    in a number of injuries amongst her 192 passengers After an extensive refit in Greece which included her forward superstructure extended she was renamed Aquamarine for a series of 14 day Asian cruises out of Hong Kong Her new cruise schedule competed directly with her sister ship Coral Princess ex Princesa Leopoldina which had been obtained by the Hong Kong based Swire Group China Navigation in 1970 However Aquamarine s loadings were poor and she was laid up in Hong Kong after her first season On April 27 1980 she was arrested and bought by the Commercial Bank of Greece at auction She moved to Piraeus in 1981 where she was laid up until 1988 when she was sold to the Epirotiki and renamed Odysseus 2 She entered service in 1989 after a further refit when her aft superstructure was extended toward the stern Odysseus 2 has mainly operated cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean with occasional charters further afield Odysseus 2 passed to Royal Olympic Cruises in 1997 continuing to work on similar cruises Odysseus 2 returned to her home continent in the winter of 1997 98 when chartered to cruise out of Buenos Aires In the spring of 2000 it was announced that she would be long term chartered to Legend Cruises for a series of 3 and 4 day cruises as the Joywave from Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic There was a purchase option after three years The deal fell through before cruises started and Odysseus returned to work on 7 day cruises from Heraklion through that summer Following the collapse of Royal Olympia Odysseus passed to Hansa Kreuzfahrten who in 2005 owned three small cruise ships which are chartered out to travel agencies She may have been renamed Odysseys Official Royal Olympic postcard of Odysseus 2 Official Royal Olympic postcard of Odysseus 2 Rare official postcard of Odysseus 2 as Joywave Retouched image of the Royal Olympic card Scan Rogerio Gouveia Chantry Classics card CC S271 of Odysseus published by Harold Jordan Ramsey Postcards serial number 127 of Odysseus Olympic Topaz 1997 2001 The Empress of Britain was built in 1956 by Fairfields of Glasgow preceding sister Empress of England into service by one year She was Britain s first fully air conditioned liner Initially running on the North Atlantic from Liverpool she ran her first winter Caribbean cruise from New York in January 1960 As time passed more of her time was spent cruising as air travel hit the Atlantic market and her final Atlantic voyage was number 123 completed in October 1963 only seven years after her maiden voyage She was sold to the Greek Line and re entered service for them as Queen Anna Maria in 1965 running a fortnightly service to New York calling at Naples and Lisbon Following the collapse of the Greek Line she was sold to Carnival joining the the Mardi Gras ex Empress of Canada in 1975 as the Carnivale Following the numerous new deliveries to Carnival she

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  • Royal Viking Line Postcards
    Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Royal Viking Queen Seabourne Legend 1992 Royal Viking Sea Royal Odyssey Norwegian Star Albatros 1972 Royal Viking Sky Sunward Birka Queen Golden Princess Superstar Capricorn etc 1973 Royal Viking Star Westward Star Odyssey Black Watch 1972 Royal Viking Sun Seabourne Sun Prinsendam 1988 Royal Viking Line Royal Viking Star 1972 1990 Royal Viking Sea 1972 1990 Royal Viking Sky 1973 1991 Official Royal Viking Line postcards only are shown on this page Commercial postcards will be shown on the individual ship pages listed in the table above These pages also cover the complex individual histories of these ships A summary of subsequent names is shown below Royal Viking Star Westward Star Odyssey Black Watch Royal Viking Sea Royal Odyssey 2 Norwegian Star Albatros 2 Royal Viking Sky Sunward Birka Queen 2 Golden Princess 1 Superstar Capricorn Hyundai Keumgang Superstar Capricorn Grand Latino Boadicea Boudicca Official Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Star as built Official Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Star as built Official Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Star as built Official Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Sky as built Official Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Star after lengthening Official oversized Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Star after lengthening Official oversized Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Star after lengthening Official oversized Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Star after lengthening Official Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Sky after lengthening Official oversized Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Sea Official Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening Official Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening Official oversized Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening Official oversized Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening

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  • Saga Cruises
    Hellenic part of P O using the partially completed hull of a Soviet ordered research ship She is owned by V Ships and was chartered to Swan Hellenic She was replaced in 2003 by Minerva II in the Swan Hellenic fleet and passed to Saga Cruises as the Saga Pearl She will be shared with Abercrombie Kent operating as Explorer II in the winter and Saga Pearl in the summer Her Saga charter ended in 2005 and she was replaced with the Spirit of Adventure A Swan Hellenic official postcard of the Minerva Saga postcard of the Saga Pearl Scan Nigel Thornton Official Saga postcard of Saga Pearl Painting Stephen Card Scan Nigel Thornton Official Saga postcard of Saga Pearl Scan Nigel Thornton Photograph of Saga Pearl Photo Adolfo Litmanovich Minerva II Chief Engineer Saga Ruby 2005 In May 2003 Caronia ex Vistafjord was reported sold to Saga Cruises to rejoin her former fleet mate Saga Rose from 2005 Vistafjord was completed in April 1973 by Swan Hunter Wallsend River Tyne Vistafjord was 24292grt and carried 830 passengers on Atlantic crossings 550 when cruising She was powered by two 9cyl Sulzer diesels totalling 24000shp In 1980 Vistafjord and Sagafjord passed to Norwegian American Cruises NAC 90 owned by NAL In 1983 Trafalgar House acquired NAC and the ships joined the Cunard fleet Vistafjord retaining her name In 1999 Cunard renamed the Vistafjord as Caronia By this time she carried 736 passengers and tonnage had increased to 24492 following additional cabins on the upper deck She will be named Saga Ruby when she transfers after suggestions that it would be Saga Star Complete postcard history of Vistafjord Caronia Saga Ruby Photographs of Vistafjord Caronia in Cunard service Photographs as Saga Ruby A Cunard Line official postcard of Caronia ex Vistafjord A painting by Stephen Card of Saga Ruby as she will appear in Saga colours An enlarged image of the ship from the painting above by Stephen Card A very limited edition postcard 10 copies only created by Phil Potter for the inaugural cruise of Saga Ruby The card has been signed by her captain Philip Rentall A very limited edition postcard 10 copies only created by Phil Potter for the inaugural cruise of Saga Ruby Saga Ruby at Dover 7th May 2005 Photo Ian Boyle Saga Ruby leaving Dover 7th May 2005 Photo Ian Boyle Saga Ruby leaving Dover 7th May 2005 Photo Ian Boyle Saga Ruby at Brest Photo Eric Jégou 12th June 2006 Click to open larger image in a new window Spirit of Adventure Spirit of Adventure Cruises 2005 Spirit of Adventure was originally the Berlin of Peter Deilmann In 1979 Peter 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 was chartered for far eastern service as the Princess Mahsuri between 1982 1985 Berlin was lengthened by 20m in 1986

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  • Scandinavian World Cruises - SeaEscape - Ship Postcards
    merged with them Built as a car ferry her chunky ferry looks were further spoilt when the funnel was shortened and an RCCL sky lounge were fitted Recent postcards describe her as weighing 40132 gross tons having a length of 635 feet and carrying 1946 passengers maximum 2560 In 2002 she will be renamed Island Escape and operate 7 Day Mediterranean cruises as part of a Royal Caribbean First Choice Holidays joint venture Complete history of this ship Postcard of Scandinavia at builders in Nantes Scandinavian World Cruises postcard of Scandinavia and Scandinavian Sun This is a Duncan real photographic card of Scandinavia as delivered Official DFDS Seaways postcard of Scandinavia at Copenhagen when operating the overnight service to Oslo Simplon Postcards sp1046 of Scandinavia at Copenhagen when operating the overnight service to Oslo Photograph by Kenn Eilersen Scandinavian Star SeaEscape 1984 90 Scandinavian Star was built in 1971 by Dubigeon Normandie S A Nantes as the Massalia for Nouvelle Compagnie de Paquebots Paquet She was one of three similar ferries the others being the Eagle of Southern Ferries and the Bolero of Fred Olsen Line Massalia operated on a cruiseferry service between Marseille Malaga Casablanca until 1974 when the route was changed to Marseille Dakar In 1976 she moved to Marseille Sète Alicante Casablanca In 1981 Massalia was rebuilt as a cruise ship and started a circuit out of Toulon to various African and Atlantic Isles destinations This was not a success and she was laid up in Toulon in 1983 followed by sale to Stena Cargo Line and renaming to Stena Baltica After briefly becoming Island Fiesta she was chartered to SeaEscape as the Scandinavian Star She cruised between Tampa Cozumel In 1990 Scandinavian Star was sold to Vognmandsruten and put into service for DA NO linjen between Oslo Frederikshavn On 7th April 1990 a fire broke out between Oslo Frederikshavn in which 158 people died She was laid up in Southampton for four years under the name Candi Following rebuilding in Italy she re entered service as Regal Voyager for Comarit Ferries chartered followed by various other charters around the world She was sold for scrap in India in 2004 SeaEscape postcard of Scandinavian Star An oversized Scenic Florida postcard MI0209LM of Scandinavian Star amongst other cruise ships at Miami Scandinavian Star is to the far right NCL s Seaward later Norwegian Sea is in the foreground An enlarged image of part of the card above showing Scandinavian Star berthed behind RCCL s Song of America Scandinavian Sky SeaEscape 1985 90 Scandinavian Sky was as the Svea Regina built by Dubigeon Normandie Nantes for Rederi Ab Svea She entered service for Silja Line in 1972 between Stockholm Helsinki Her sistership was the Finska Ångfartygs Ab Aallotar of 1972 In 1978 Svea Regina was also sold to Finska Ångfartygs Ab and renamed Regina Charters followed to Polska Zegluga Brittany Ferries and Karageorgis Lines who renamed her Mediterranean Sun In 1982 she was sold to Greek owners and renamed

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  • Seabourn Cruise Line - Passenger Ship Photographs - Passenger Ship Postcards
    new window Official Seabourn postcard of Seabourn Spirit Pride Legend in Santorini Click to open larger image in new window Official Seabourn postcard of Seabourn Spirit Pride Legend in Alaska Click to open larger image in new window Official Seabourn postcard of Seabourn Spirit Pride Legend in the Panama Canal Click to open larger image in new window Official Seabourn postcard of Seabourn Spirit Pride Legend in Portofino Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit Seabourn 1988 9975 grt 133 8 m long 208 passengers 19 knots Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Ivan Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Ivan Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Ivan Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Ivan Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Ivan Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2004 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Messina Photo Ian Boyle Messina 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Seabourn Pride Seabourn 1989 9975 grt 133 8 m long 208 passengers 19 knots Seabourn Pride at Bergen Photo Harry J Rosvold 2005 Seabourn Pride at Bergen Photo Harry J Rosvold 2005 Seabourn Pride at Lerwick Photo John Ward Philips Click to open larger image in

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  • SeaDream Yacht Club - Passenger Ship Photographs - Passenger Ship Postcards
    at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream II at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream II at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I and SeaDream II at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I and SeaDream II at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I and SeaDream II at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2005 Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2006 Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream I at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic 2006 Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream II SeaDream Yacht Club 2001 4333 grt 104 8 m long 110 passengers 17 5 knots Seadream II was built as Sea Goddess II in 1985 by Wartsila Helsinki for Sea Goddess Cruises of Norway After a poor season in 1986 she was chartered to Cunard for twelve years Cunard continued to market her as Sea Goddess Following the acquisition of Cunard by Carnival in 1998 the Sea Goddess II was transferred to Carnival s Seabourn Cruises and was renamed Seabourn Goddess II In 2001 she was sold to new company Seadream Yacht Club and renamed Seadream II SeaDream Yacht Club postcard of SeaDream II Click to open larger image in new window SeaDream II at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic

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