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  • Ocean Liner Pasteur, Bremen, Regina Magna
    Sudatlantique 1939 1957 Regina Magna Chandris Lines 1971 1980 Associated Pages Chandris Lines Norddeutsche Lloyd The post war NDL fleet Hapag Lloyd The amalgamated HAPAG and NDL fleet French Liner Postcards German Liner Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Pasteur Pasteur Bremen Regina Magna Pasteur Sudatlantique 1939 1957 A commercial card of Pasteur published by A Tardy Marseille A commercial card of Pasteur A photographic card of Pasteur leaving Southampton A modern commercial card of Pasteur published by Art et Collection Affiches showing Pasteur in use as a troop transport in Indo China Painting by Jocelyn Gille Bremen 5 NDL 1957 1971 Painting of North German Lloyd s Bremen by Willem Johan Hoendervanger Website www wjmaritiem nl The maiden voyage of North German Lloyd s Bremen This is an official card for Otto W A Schreiber owner of the large excursion ship in the picture Printed by H Lika Bremen serial no 35 Another card of the maiden voyage of North German Lloyd s Bremen This is also an official card for Otto W A Schreiber owner of the large excursion ship Oceania Printed by H Lika Bremen serial no 41 An official North German Lloyd card of Bremen Serial no 150 2 61 N G L sailing the seven seas since 1857 Presented without charge An official North German Lloyd card of Bremen Serial no 445 5762 6 Th Kruzig serial no 422 of Bremen Postcard of Bremen LHB serial no 251 of Bremen Wilhelm Worthmann serial no 349 of Bremen Postcard of Bremen ARB serial no 852 of Bremen Cramers Cekade serial no 70 68 5 of Bremen Kruger serial no 715 27 of Bremen at Columbusbahnhof Bremerhaven Anders serial no B391 8020 of Bremen at Columbusbahnhof Bremerhaven Deutsche Luftbild Hamburg card of

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  • American President Liner President Hoover - Chandris Regina Prima
    was replaced by the larger President Roosevelt later to become the Chandris Atlantis Chandris acquired the vessel in 1964 and added extra cabins in the cargo spaces to carry a new total of 650 passengers Regina cruised for Chandris from 1966 until1979 having been renamed Regina Prima in1972 to avoid confusion with the Regina Magna She was finally scrapped in 1985 American President Lines SS President Hoover CT Postcards No

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  • Chandris Liner Romantica
    which shows the stern of Romantica Links to Ships on this Page Fort Townshend no postcards yet Romantica Links to Associated Pages British Railway Steamers Chandris Lines Cruise Ship Postcards Ferry Postcards Header Page Simplon Postcards Home Page Fort Townshend No postcards available yet Romantica Chandris official card of Romantica An interesting harbour scene from Piraeus which shows the stern of Romantica In the centre is the Efthymiadis Lines Patras

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  • P&O Ferry Eagle - Chandris Azur Postcards
    in Italy serial no C298 91 An official Chandris card of The Azur printed in Greece Ramsey Postcards card 27 of The Azur Chantry Classics card CC S160 of The Azur photographed by Wil Moojen Keskin Color postcard serial 09 854 of Minoan Lines Ariadne and The Azur at Kusadasi An enlarged view of the ships is shown beneath Photograph of The Azur Photo Cees de Bijl Amsterdam 6th July 1991 Photograph of The Azur Photo Cees de Bijl Amsterdam 6th July 1991 Photograph of The Azur Photo Cees de Bijl Amsterdam 6th July 1991 Photograph of The Azur Photo Cees de Bijl Amsterdam 6th July 1991 Photograph of The Azur in the North Sea Canal Photo Wil Moojen 21st July 1991 The Azur at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window The Azur Festival Cruises 1994 2004 Festival Cruises official card of The Azur Festival Cruises official card of The Azur Festival Cruises official card of The Azur and Bolero A more recent Festival official card of The Azur CT Postcards Serial 055 of The Azur in Festival Cruises colours 2001 issued Festival official card of The Azur The Azur at Korcula Croatia Scan Martin Lear Click to open larger image in new window The Azur at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window The Azur at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window In 2004 Festival Cruises failed and The Azur was sold She is seen here laid up in Gibraltar on 13th April 2004 with the Festival logos painted out Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Gibraltar 13th April 2004 Photo Ian Boyle Gibraltar 13th April 2004 Photo Ian Boyle Gibraltar 13th April 2004 Royal Iris Mano Cruises 2005 Following the collapse of Festival Cruises The Azur was sold for 10 5 million to an unknown operator being renamed the Eloise However in 2005 she is sailing for Mano Cruises as the Royal Iris Mano Cruises postcard of Royal Iris Image www mano co il Click to opem larger image in new window Harold Jordan postcard L 40 of Royal Iris at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open a larger image in a new window Mano Cruises publicity image of Royal Iris Image www mano co il Click to open larger image in new window Mano Cruises publicity image of Royal Iris Image www mano co il Click to open larger image in new window Mano Cruises publicity image of Royal Iris at Nice Image www mano co il Click to open larger image in new window Mano Cruises publicity image of Royal Iris Image www mano co il Click to open larger image in new window Mano Cruises publicity image of Royal Iris Image www mano co il Click to open larger image in new window Mano Cruises publicity image of Royal Iris Image www mano co il Click to open larger image in new window Mano Cruises publicity image

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  • Union-Castle Liner Dunnottar Castle - Chandris Liner Victoria
    for breaking up in 2004 Ships on this Page Dunnottar Castle Union Castle 1936 1958 Victoria Incres 1958 1975 The Victoria Chandris 1975 1994 Princesa Victoria Louis 1994 2004 Associated Pages Chandris Line Louis Cruise Lines Union Castle Line Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page References UNION CASTLE LINE A Fleet History by Peter Newall Published by Carmania Press in 1999 This is the definitive history of the Union Castle Line Available from Mainmast Books Dunnottar Castle Union Castle 1936 1958 A Union Castle Line official card of Dunnottar Castle A Sweetman card of Dunnottar Castle Victoria Incres 1958 1975 A Incres Line official card of Victoria entering St Thomas Printed by Hannau Robinson New York serial no 56641 Everything is first class on this Incres Line ship designed expressly for luxury Caribbean Cruises All Italian personnel The Victoria Chandris 1975 1994 An official Chandris card titled Victoria not The Victoria I believe this is actually an Incres period photo with Chandris colours added since Chandris removed the aft kingposts and plated in more of the promenade deck I do not think Chandris ever ran her from New York An official Chandris card of The Victoria printed in USA An official Fantasy Cruises card of The Victoria A Chandris official card of The Victoria with Caribbean itinerary Printed in Italy serial no C16 88 A Chandris official card of The Victoria with European and Caribbean itineraries Printed in Italy serial no C50 90 This card was reissued with a blue border as 298 91 A Chandris official card of The Victoria Printed in Greece A Chandris Fantasy Cruises official card of The Victoria A modern Chantry Classics card serial no CC S105 of The Victoria Photo Wil Moojen A modern Ramsey card of The Victoria Photo

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  • Cunard Liners Media and Parthia Ship Postcards
    1986 to another Hong Kong shipping company Virtue Shipping who changed her name to Lavia She remained laid up at anchor near Landau Island On January 7 1989 but neglected Lavia caught fire She was completely gutted and her hulk was sold to Taiwanese shipbreakers This is an early official Cunard card of Media with only partially closed promenade deck A later official Cunard card of Media with fully glazed promenade deck Official Cogedar Line postcard of Flavia posted from Curacao to the UK on 22 3 66 The message reads Now we are 700 miles from England the weather is getting a lot warmer and I am out on the lido deck sunning myself The Atlantic is beautifully calm and ever so blue and we are all well and truly settled in now In about 3 days it will start to get hot all the while so we can put our sun bathing clothes on and get lovely and brown There are quite a few pregnant mums here on board so I m not amongst strangers Some passengers are Dutch and German and all are very nice Official Cogedar Line postcard of Flavia Scan supplied by Michael Kenyon A J Arthur Dixon card SS 7565 of Flavia in Cogedar Line colours Official Cogedar Line postcard of Flavia Scan supplied by Michael Kenyon An unidentified photographic card of Flavia in Cogedar Line colours Costa Line official postcard of Flavia Costa official postcard of Flavia A Costa art card of Flavia from the Costa Liners set using paintings by Stephen J Card Enlarged images of the complete set are shown on this link Parthia Remuera Aramac This ship was originally built as the Cunard cargo passenger liner Parthia of 1947 used on intermediate Liverpool New York or Canada services The sisters

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  • Royal Mail Page 2 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Orotava and Oruba were designed by the Pacific SN Co as smaller versions of Orizaba with funnels placed closer together They were built for the Valparaiso trade and re allocated to the Australian run in in mid 1890 They were 5850 gross tons 430 feet long and passenger totals were 126 1st 120 2nd and 400 3rd In 1896 Orotava capsized in Tilbury but was raised for further service She was used for Boer War trooping between 1899 1903 They passed to Royal Mail in 1906 and their second and third masts were removed From 1909 they served on the West Indies route Orotava became an armed merchant cruiser in WW1 and was scrapped afterwards in 1919 Oruba was taken over by the Admiralty for conversion as a dummy replica of the battleship Orion and was later scuttled to form a breakwater in the Aegean Postcard of Oruba in Royal Mail service with two masts Official Orient Royal Mail postcard of Oruba with two masts Ortona 1906 1910 Arcadian 1 1910 1917 Ortona was built by Pacific SN Co for the Australian run She was 7950 gross tons and 500 feet long carrying 130 1st 162 2nd and 300 3rd class passengers She passed to Royal Mail in 1906 and was used briefly on their West Indies route In 1910 she was rebuilt as the cruise ship Arcadian 8950 gross tons 320 First Class passengers She was sunk by a submarine in 1917 whilst on trooping duty Tuck s Celebrated Liners postcard of Ortona in Pacific SN Co service RMSP art postcard of Arcadian ex Ortona Postcard of Arcadian ex Ortona Avon 1907 1930 11 073gt RMSP postcard of Avon RMSP postcard of Avon Asturias 1 1907 1923 12 105gt Arcadian 1923 1933 RMSP postcard of Asturias 1 RMSP postcard of Asturias 1 RMSP postcard of Arcadian ex Asturias 1 RMSP postcard of Arcadian ex Asturias 1 Photographic postcard of Arcadian ex Asturias 1 Arlanza 1 1911 1938 15 044gt RMSP postcard of Arlanza 1 sepia version RMSP postcard of Arlanza 1 blue version RMSP postcard of Arlanza 1 a third variation on the image used in the cards above Photographic postcard of Arlanza 1 Deseado 1 1911 1934 11 475gt Demarara 2 1912 1933 11 484gt Darro 1 1912 1933 11 484gt Drina 1 1912 1917 11 483gt The 1911 12 D Class were smaller versions of the A Class for secondary services Royal Mail official for the D Class Royal Mail official for the D Class Photographic postcard of the Deseado Photograph of the Deseado in wartime camouflage Scan Lis Stevenson Caribbean 1913 1915 5625gt Caribbean was built as the Dunottar Castle in 1889 for the Castle Line passing to Union Castle in 1900 Union Castle became part of the Royal Mail Group in 1912 and Dunottar Castle was sold to Royal Mail the following year as the Caribbean In 1914 she was taken over for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser and later Scapa Flow depot ship

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  • Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards of Costa Line (Costa Crociere)
    Her life with them was short since she was destroyed by fire in 1994 Official Costa postcard of Carla C Official Costa postcard of Carla C Official Costa postcard of Carla C Scan Ken Murayama Official Costa postcard of Carla C Now with extended exhaust pipe A Costa art card of Carla C from the Costa Liners set using paintings by Stephen J Card Enlarged images of the complete set are shown on this link Carla C was renamed Carla Costa in 1984 The first card below is as Carla C The card above reissued as Carla Costa with additional yellow hull riband An advertising postcard showing Carla Costa Scan supplied by Dimas Almada Flavia 1968 82 This ship was originally built as the Cunard cargo passenger liner Media of 1947 She was sold to Codega in 1961 and rebuilt as the Europe Australia emigrant ship Flavia In 1968 she was chartered to Costa who refitted her as a cruise ship She operated Caribbean cruises from Miami and was so successful Costa bought her in 1969 Her engines became troublesome so she was sold in 1982 She was sold to Hong Kong based C Y Tung Group Her name was changed to Flavian and was to commence cruising locally Instead she was laid up for four years and was sold in 1986 to another Hong Kong shipping company Virtue Shipping who changed her name to Lavia She remained laid up at anchor near Landau Island On January 7 1989 but neglected Lavia caught fire She was completely gutted and her hulk was sold to Taiwanese shipbreakers Complete history of Flavia Costa company postcard Costa company postcard A Costa art card of Flavia from the Costa Liners set using paintings by Stephen J Card Enlarged images of the complete set are shown on this link Fulvia 1969 70 The success of Flavia s Caribbean cruises prompted Costa to seek a second ship They chartered the Norwegian America liner Oslofjord of 1949 Oslofjord had been built in Amsterdam in 1949 She was 16844grt and carried 266 First Class and 359 Tourist Class passengers In 1966 unsuccessful negotiations were made to sell Oslofjord to Finnlines In 1967 Oslofjord was refitted and was chartered to the Greek Line in 1967 68 Costa Line chartered the Oslofjord in 1969 She was renamed Fulvia and joined Federico C and Flavia on Caribbean cruises Fulvia retained Norwegian flag and crew Fulvia caught fire near the Canaries in July 1970 and subsequently sank all passengers and crew having been saved by the Ancerville A complete history of this ship is available on this link Costa company postcard Italia 1967 83 Italia was ordered by Sunsarda SpA in 1963 from the Felszegi yard in Muggia near Trieste Both the builders and ordering company were owned by the Giacomell group Italia was one of the earliest purpose built cruise ships and was of an advanced design with rear engines and lifeboats mounted on lower decks giving a very spacious open top deck Her interiors were designed by Gustavo Finali and Romano Boico who designed many other fine Italian liners such as the Augustus Guglielmo Marconi Homeric Raffaello and Oceanic Construction proceeded slowly and Italia was not launched until April 1965 During fitting out both the owners and builders were declared bankrupt and ownership passed to the 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 A complete history of this ship is shown on this link Costa company postcard A Princess Cruises card of Princess Italia Danae 1979 1992 Daphne 1979 1997 The Danae and Daphne were built in 1955 as the fast cargo liners Port Melbourne and Port Sydney for Port Line s UK Australia express service see the postcard below They had a service speed of 17 knots faster than most contemporary cargo ships This made them suitable for conversion to passenger use and in 1972 both ships were sold to John Karras for conversion to car ferries However the plans changed and instead they were completely rebuilt as the up market cruise ships Danae and Daphne operated by Delian Cruises on lengthy and expensive cruises The venture was not a success and both ships were offered for charter Daphne sailing for Lauro Lines amongst others Both ships were then chartered by Costa Lines and purchased outright in 1984 Complete history of Danae Complete history of Daphne Official Costa Linea card of Danae printed by AGIS Genova Official Costa Linea card of Danae printed by AGIS Genova An official Costa Crociere card of Danae printed by G Martelli Genova An official Costa Cruising card of Daphne printed by G Martelli Genova An official Costa Crociere card of Daphne printed by AGIS Genova An official Costa Lines card of Daphne printed by AGIS Genova An oversized official Costa Lines art card of Daphne Scan supplied by Dimas Almada In 1990 Danae and Daphne were transferred to Prestige Cruises a joint venture between

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