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  • Swan Hellenic (P&O) Cruise Ship Postcards
    carnival Corporation when they acquired P O Princess They soon transferred the Minerva II to Princess Cruises as Royal Princess 2 and later to P O as Adonia Swan Hellenic restarted operations in 2008 by re chartering the original Minerva Ships on This Page Ankara Clipper Adventurer Minerva Minerva II Nile Monarch Orpheus ex Munster Tarsus Associated Pages Epirotiki Lines P O Liners Page 1 1837 1899 P O Liners Page 2 1900 1914 P O Liners Page 3 1915 1939 P O Liners Page 4 1940 1961 P O Princess Cruises Page 1 Early P O Princess Cruise Ships P O Princess Cruises Page 2 Later P O Princess Cruise Ships P O Princess Cruises Photographs Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page www swan hellenic co uk Swan Hellenic Fleet List Ankara Turkish liner Ankara on charter to Swan Hellenic Tarsus Turkish liner Tarsus on charter to Swan Hellenic Orpheus 1974 1996 Orpheus was built in 1948 as the Munster 4 for B I Line She replaced the similar Munster 3 of 1938 which was lost in the war The Munster 4 was sold in 1969 After a spell as Theseus she operated as Orpheus for Epirotiki Lines with lengthy charters to Swan Hellenic then part of P O Cruises Complete history of Munster 4 This Epirotiki Lines card also has the logos of Swan Hellenic and P O on the reverse as shown Minerva 1996 2003 2007 Minerva was built in 1996 using the partially completed hull of a Soviet ordered research ship She is owned by V Ships and is chartered to Swan Hellenic Minerva offered cruises throughout the world She was replaced by Minerva II in 2003 and was chartered by Saga Cruises as the Saga Pearl during the summer In winter she is chartered elsewhere as Explorer II for example Noble Caledonia are marketing cruises in Antarctica during winter 2004 5 She also had charters to Saga as the Saga Pearl and as the Alexander von Humboldt for Phoenix Reisen In 2007 she was taken on long term charter by Voyages of Discovery reverting to her former name Minerva when Swan Hellenic was acquired Official Swan Hellenic postcards of Minerva Photograph of Minerva in the North Sea Canal Photo Wil Moojen 23rd June 1998 Minerva arriving early in the morning at Dover Photo Ian Boyle 29th June 2010 Minerva at Dover Photo Ian Boyle 29th June 2010 Minerva at Stockholm Photo Ian Boyle 31st May 2013 Minerva II 2003 R Eight has being used by Swan Hellenic P O as the Minerva II from 2003 Minerva II visited the Pool of London on July 4th 2003 She turned upriver and was pulled by tugs for the final section of the journey She was moored at buoys in the river near Tower Bridge being too large to pass through it She left on a Baltic cruise at 17 00hrs on 5th July with passengers having been tendered out on local Thames excursion

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  • Thomson Cruises Postcards
    was not launched until April 1965 During fitting out both the owners and builders were declared bankrupt and ownership passed to the creditor bank BNL BNL formed a new company Crociere d Oltremare based in Cagliari Sardinia to charter or sell the ship Italia was delivered in 1967 with a logo of red and yellow triangles on her white funnel A bareboat charter with Fratelli Cosulich Genova had been arranged and Italia ran three Mediterranean cruises for them Crociere d Oltremare then chartered her to Princess Cruises who used her to inaugurate their Mexican cruises out of Los Angeles Italia was marketed as Princess Italia during her time with although her name was not officially changed At this stage she retained her original funnel logo not receiving the famous Princess logo until the following year In 1969 Princess Italia moved to Alaskan cruises out of San Francisco The charter to Princess Cruises was cancelled in 1973 and Italia was returned to Crociere d Oltremare After a partial modernisation Italia was then chartered to Costa in February 1974 although she was not purchased by them until 1977 She cruised around the world with Costa plus served on further charters until sold in September 1983 to Ocean Cruise Lines Under the name Ocean Princess she spent summers in the Mediterranean and winters on Latin America Caribbean itineraries In 1990 Ocean Cruise Lines was bought by Accor SA and Chargeurs SA who also owned Paquet Cruises Her career with them came to an abrupt end in March 1993 when she hit a sunken wreck in the Amazon and she settled on the bottom flooding the engine room and lower decks All passengers and crew were removed without injury Ocean Princess was declared a Constructive Total Loss She was sold by the insurers to a Greek company and she was renamed Sea Prince She was due to re enter service with Sunshine Cruise Line but suffered a fire in May 1995 and was offered for sale again She was bought by Cyprus based Louis Cruise Lines and briefly renamed Princesa Oceanica Following a further major refit she was chartered to Thomson Cruises as the Sapphire She remained in the Louis fleet after the Thomson charter A complete history of this ship is shown on this link Official postcard in the initial Thomson livery Official postcard in the initial Thomson livery Official postcard second Thomson livery Official postcard second Thomson livery Thomson also have this generic card available on their ships showing a very small Sapphire in the Eastern Mediterranean IslandBreeze Thomson s second charter was the IslandBreeze of Premier Cruise Line originally the Union Castle Line Transvaal Castle This charter has not continued into 2000 A complete postcard history of this ship is on this link Official Thomson postcard of IslandBreeze Official Thomson postcard of IslandBreeze The Topaz Thomson s third charter was the The Topaz originally the Empress of Britain She remained with Thomson for a final season in 2002 She then had

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  • Transocean Tours - Simplon Postcards
    up for sale This did not happen and she was eventually launched without name or ceremony in December 1972 In March 1973 she was towed to the Tyne for further work by Swan Hunter The ship was completed now named Copenhagen in March 1974 She was finally sold to the Black Sea Shipping Company in June 1975 as the Odessa She mainly operated cruises in the US market until 1982 when Soviet passenger ships were banned Odessa subsequently ran charters with German operators and CTC a UK subsidiary of the Soviet fleet After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 Odessa passed to the Ukraine flag and lost her hammer sickle funnel colours for a blue band with a yellow black logo Her final charter was with Transocean Tours which ran until 11th April 1995 when she was arrested at Capri Odessa was moved to Naples where she remained for some years before being towed to the port of Odessa She sailed to Alang for breaking up in January 2007 Transocean Tours postcard of Odessa Click to open larger image in new window Transocean Tours postcard of Odessa Click to open larger image in new window Lev Tolstoi Built 1981 Transocean Tours charter 1986 1988 Lev Tolstoi was built in 1981 one of a series of seven similar ships in the Dmitriy Shostakovich Class used by the Soviet shipping companies as ferries and passenger cruise ships Lev Tolstoi received a major rebuild in 1986 in Germany and was chartered to German operator Transocean Tours In 1988 she was renamed Natasha and then Palmira for further German charters She passed to Mano Cruise in 2001 as The Jasmine The Jasmine was sold in August 2006 and was renamed Farah believed for trading in the Far East Complete history of Lev Tolstoi Black Sea Shipping Company postcard of Lev Tolstoi with Transocean Tours logo Click to open larger image in new window Transocean Tours postcard of Lev Tolstoi Card back overprinted for later use on the Palmira Click to open larger image in new window Fedor Dostoevskiy Transocean Tours charter 1988 1990 Astor 2 Transocean Tours charter 1996 21000 grt 176 5 m long 590 passengers 15400 kW 18 knots Astor is the second of two near sisters of this name built by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft Hamburg She was ordered by Safmarine to replace the first Astor later Astoria on UK South Africa liner voyages Although outwardly very similar to the earlier ship she is 12 metres longer identifiable by the extra bank of four large windows below the first lifeboat and far more powerful 15400 kW compared to 9700 kW Although her service speed remained at 18 knots the extra power was deemed necessary to maintain the liner schedules However this was not to be since Safmarine abandoned their liner voyage plans and sold her to the Marlin Corporation in 1986 She was delivered with red white and blue funnels featuring an ML symbol Marlin Line and began cruising in January 1987 She was sold the following year to the Black Sea Shipping Company and renamed Fedor Dostoevskiy In December 1988 she was chartered to Transocean Tours until March 1990 when the charter passed to Neckermann Seereisen In 1995 she was renamed back to Astor and chartered to Aquamarin In 1996 Astor was registered to Astor Shipping and chartered to Transocean Tours Postcard of Fedor Dostoevskiy Click to open larger image in new window Transocean Tours postcard of Astor Click to open larger image in new window Transocean Tours postcard of Astor and Astoria left Click to open larger image in new window Transocean Tours photograph supposedly of Astoria although the image is the Astor and was used for the postcard above Click to open larger image in new window Transocean Tours photograph supposedly of Astor and Astoria although both ships are the Astoria Click to open larger image in new window Columbus Caravelle Built 1990 Transocean Tours charter 1992 1994 7560 grt 381 ft long 17 knots Columbus Caravelle was built as Delphin Caravelle in 1990 for the Finnish owned Delphin Cruises The ship s builders Rauma Yards also held an interest She joined the Delphin Caravelle 1989 5000 grt on short summer Baltic cruises and longer winter expedition trips Her career with Delphin was short lived having joined them in June 1990 the company failed in the autumn The ships passed back to their builders who arranged a summer 1991 charter with Sally Line as S ally Caravelle Rauma found a manager for S ally Caravelle with a subsidiary of the Black Sea Shipping Company BLASCO and BLASCO in turn arranged a charter with Transocean Tours from January 1992 as Columbus Caravelle The charter ceased suddenly in August 1994 and Columbus Caravelle returned again to her builders who had maintained a 95 ownership in her throughout She subsequently had an inauspicious career as a far eastern gambling ship Transocean Tours postcard of Columbus Caravelle Click to open larger image in new window Transocean Tours sticker postcard of Columbus Caravelle Click to open larger image in new window Ramsey postcard of Columbus Caravelle at Harwich Click to open larger image in new window Calypso Built 1967 Transocean Tours charter 1994 1998 Calypso was built in 1967 by Italcantieri S p A Castellammare di Stabia as the Canguro Verde Entered service for Navigazion Traghetti Sardi between Genoa Barcelona Cagliari Porto Torres In 1974 Canguro Verde was sold to Società Linee Canguro In 1981 she was sold to Saudi Arabian owners as the Durr for service between Suez and Jeddah In 1989 Durr was sold to Strintzis Lines as the Ionian Harmony for a Patras Dubrovnik Ancona service In 1990 Ionian Harmony was sold for use as Sun Fiesta between Puerto Rico and St Thomas but did not enter service Instead she was sold in 1992 to A Lelakis for conversion to a cruise ship for his Regency Cruises She began cruising in 1994 from New York as Regent Jewel but

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  • Trinity House Postcards & Photographs
    and the Republic of Ireland The introduction of passenger voyages is the result of recent legislation enabling the General Lighthouse Authorities to exploit spare capacity Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for England Wales and the Channel Islands providing nearly 600 Aids to Navigation ranging from Lighthouses buoys and beacons to the latest satellite based Differential Global Positioning Service The General Lighthouse Authorities are funded from light dues levied on commercial shipping calling at ports in the United Kingdom and Ireland at no expense to the taxpayer Sections on This Page Patricia 3 1982 Associated Pages Trinity House Trinity House Light Vessels THV Mermaid 4 page devoted to Mermaid Cruise Ship Postcards Ferry Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page www trinityhouse co uk Trinity House home page www cil ie Commissioners of Irish Lights home page References Keepers of the Sea Richard Woodman published 1983 by Terence Dalton Keepers of the Sea Richard Woodman updated edition published 2005 by Chaffcutter Books Search This Website powered by FreeFind Patricia 3 Trinity House 1982 Patricia 3 is one of two Lighthouse Tenders currently operated by Trinity House 2003 She was built by Robb Caledon in Leith in 1982 Patricia is 284 feet long and 2541 gross tons the largest lighthouse tender that Trinity House had ever owned She carries a crew of 23 Patricia 3 replaced the Patricia 2 as the Trinity House yacht and led the Royal Yacht Britannia at the D Day 50th Anniversary Fleet Review in 1994 Patricia is also fitted with the additional accommodation for inspecting committees etc From 2003 this accommodation is available for the use of up to 12 passengers whilst Patricia 3 undergoes her normal duties Brochure for the 2003 cruise programme This not the current brochure visit www trinityhouse co uk for the latest information Brochure for the 2003 cruise programme This not the current brochure visit www trinityhouse co uk for the latest information Simplon Postcards issue sm5001 released in July 1994 showing Patricia leaving Harwich Patricia at Portsmouth with the Royal Yacht Britannia D Day 50th Anniversay 6th June 1994 Photo Ian Boyle Patricia at Portsmouth with the Royal Yacht Britannia D Day 50th Anniversay 6th June 1994 Photo Ian Boyle Patricia at Portsmouth with the Royal Yacht Britannia D Day 50th Anniversay 6th June 1994 Photo Ian Boyle Patricia at Portsmouth with the Royal Yacht Britannia D Day 50th Anniversay 6th June 1994 Photo Ian Boyle Mermaid 4 and Patricia Photo Trinity House Photograph of Patricia off Harwich Photo Ian Boyle Photograph of Patricia off Harwich Photo Ian Boyle Photograph of Patricia arriving at Harwich in April 2003 Photo Ian Boyle Click to open larger image in new window Photograph of Patricia arriving at Harwich in April 2003 Photo Ian Boyle Click to open larger image in new window Photograph of Patricia arriving at Harwich in April 2003 Photo Ian Boyle Click to open larger image in new window Photograph of Patricia arriving at Harwich in April 2003 Photo Ian Boyle

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  • United States Lines 2000 - Cruise Ship Postcards
    1 212 passengers is 704 feet long and 33 930 gross tons She operated the following seven day itinerary out of Honolulu United States Lines were building two new 1900 passenger cruises ships which would have been the largest cruise ships ever built in the US One was completd for NCL as Pride of America Sections on this Page Patriot Project America ssociated Pages American Hawaii Cruises American Liner Cruise Ship Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Patriot US Lines 2000 2001 Patriot was built as the Nieuw Amsterdam in 1984 by Chantiers de l Atlantique in St Nazaire for Holland America Line subsequently part of Carnival Cruises since 1989 Her sistership Noordam was introduced the same year She was sold in 2000 to American Classic Voyages as the Patriot to start a new cruise line using the historic name of United States Lines This line folded in 2001 following the September 11th terrorist attacks Patriot was chartered by Thomson Cruises from 2003 as the Thomson Spirit A complete history of this ship including more photos as Patriot is available on this link The free issue postcard of Patriot available on board This postcard of

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  • Viking Cruises
    new window tab Viking Cruises entered the ocean cruise market in 2015 with Viking Star the first of three sisters Subsequent ships are Viking Sky and Viking Sea Ships on this page Viking Star Associated Simplon Pages Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page Contacts www vikingcruises co uk Viking Cruises References Click on the

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  • Voyages of Discovery Cruise Ship Postcards
    Photographs Voyages of Discovery 2003 2003 Images 2005 Images 2008 Images 2009 Images 2012 Images Voyages of Discovery Brochure Associated Simplon Pages Princess Cruises Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards facebook page Contacts Voyages of Discovery www voyagesofdiscovery com Ocean Liner Society www ocean liner society com Search This Website The fastest way to find ships on this website powered by FreeFind Discovery Postcards of Discovery Voyages of Discovery s first exclusive ship is the Discovery previously Princess Cruises Island Princess Island Princess was one of two sisters completed in 1971 for Flagship Cruises as Sea Venture and Island Venture Flagship Cruises was a Norwegian company set up by established lines Lorentzen Fearnley Eger etc They were sold to P O for their recently acquired Princess subsidiary in 1974 Flagship Cruises then bought the Kungsholm which was also in turn sold to P O Island Venture was renamed Island Princess in the Princess fleet and served with them from 1974 2000 She was then sold to Korean interests as the Hyundai Pungak In 2003 she was acquired by UK based Voyages of Discovery who renamed her Discovery Complete history of Discovery Advertising postcard of Discovery Enlarged image of Discovery from the postcard above This image has also been used on an official postcard A later official postcard of Discovery This appears to use the same ship images as the card above overlaid on a new background and sky Advertising postcard of Discovery Click to open larger image in new window Harold Jordan s Chantry Classics postcard of Discovery Photo Ian Boyle July 2003 Ramsey postcard 135 of Discovery Reto Raeth postcard of Discovery Photographs of Discovery 2003 Harwich 27th July 2003 Discovery arriving at Harwich Each image links to a larger copy

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  • Windstar Cruises - Simplon Postcards
    Windstar Fleet List Ships on this Page Wind Star 1986 Wind Song 1987 2002 Wind Spirit 1988 Wind Surf Built 1989 Windstar 1998 Associated Pages Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Windstar Cruises Windstar Company Postcards Windstar Sail Cruises official postcard showing Wind Star Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official postcard showing Wind Star Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official postcard showing Wind Star Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official generic postcard Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official generic postcard Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official generic postcard Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official generic postcard Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Fleet List Wind Star 1986 Windstar Sail Cruises official postcard showing Wind Star Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official postcard showing Wind Star Click to open larger image in new window Windstar Cruises Holland America official postcard showing Wind Star Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2004 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2004 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2004 Neven Jerkovic Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2006 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2006 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2006 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2006 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2006 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Dubrovnik Photo 2006 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Katakolon Photo 2006 Ian Boyle 14th August 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Wind Star at Katakolon Photo 2006 Ian Boyle 14th August 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Wind Song 1987 2002 In 2002 the Wind Song was damaged by an engine room fire in Tahiti causing great technical damage to the vessel the ship was classed as a total loss and with permission of the Tahitian Government was scuttled in Tahitian waters To be added Wind Spirit 1988 Wind Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo 2004 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo 2005 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo 2005 Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Wind Spirit at Dubrovnik Photo 2005 Neven Jerkovic Click to open

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