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  • Vistafjord Cruise Ship Postcards
    Cunard fleet Vistafjord retaining her name In 1999 Cunard renamed the Vistafjord as Caronia In May 2003 Caronia was sold to Saga Cruises to rejoin her former fleet mate Saga Rose as Saga Star from 2005 Official NAL postcard of Vistafjord 3 Official NAL postcard of Vistafjord 3 Official Norwegian American Cruises postcard of Vistafjord 3 Official Norwegian American Cruises postcard of Vistafjord 3 Official Norwegian American Cruises postcard of Vistafjord 3 Official Norwegian American Cruises postcard of Vistafjord 3 Scan by Ralph O Hara Aune postcard serial F 6211 7 of Vistafjord at Hammerfest plus enlarged image of the ship Vistafjord Cunard Line 1983 99 In 1983 Trafalgar House acquired Norwegian American Cruises 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 In May 2003 Caronia was reported sold to Saga Cruises to rejoin her former fleet mate Saga Rose as Saga Star from 2005 Cunard NAC Line official postcard of Vistafjord Cunard NAC Line official postcard of Vistafjord Note top deck cabins extended aft from previous card Cunard Line official postcard of Vistafjord Plus card back Cunard Line official postcard of Vistafjord Note additional top deck accommodation area added aft of the funnel since the previous cards Cunard Line official postcard of Vistafjord Note top deck accommodation area extended forward of the funnel since the previous card Cunard Line oversized official postcard of Vistafjord Cunard Line oversized official postcard of Vistafjord Hamburg Edition oversized postcard HH34 of Vistafjord Simplon Postcards postcard sc2008 of Vistafjord issued October 1991 Photo by Anders Ahlerup Simplon Postcards postcard sc2059 of Vistafjord issued December 1994 Photo Ian Boyle at the Spithead Fleet

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  • NCL Cruise Ship Sunward II - later Triton
    Hellenic Cruises at auction in 2004 and was renamed Coral Ship Names on this Page Cunard Adventurer Cunard Line 1971 77 Sunward II NCL 1977 91 Triton Epirotiki ROC 1991 2004 Coral Louis Hellenic Cruises 2004 Associated Pages Cunard Line Cruise Ships Epirotiki Line Louis Cruises Lines Norwegian Caribbean Line Royal Olympic Cruises Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Cunard Adventurer Cunard 1971 77 Cunard Adventurer was built in 1971 and was sold to NCL in 1977 Sunward II NCL 1977 91 Following the success of Norwegian Caribbean s Starward and Skyward a second pair of sisters were ordered from Italian builders to be named Southward and Seaward The cost of the second ship increased following the nationalisation of the builders and the order was cancelled She eventually appeared as P O s Spirit of London Norwegian Caribbean waited until 1977 before acquiring more tonnage when they bought Cunard Line s Cunard Adventurer which was renamed Sunward II Sunward I had been their pioneer cruise ship originally built in 1966 for a UK Spain Portugal service which was sold in 1972 Editions FISA card for NCL serial 500 Chantry Classics serial number CC S87 of Sunward II photographed by Peter C Kohler Two versions of an oversized postcard of Skyward The first shows the original NCL colours whilst the second shows the addition of the red flag logo to the funnels Triton Epirotiki ROC 1991 Sunward II he was sold again to Epirotiki Line in 1991 becoming the Triton Epirotiki combined with Sun Line to form Royal Olympic Cruises which were subsequently taken over by Cyprus based Louis Cruises Lines Triton was acquired by Epirotiki in 1991 The official postcard is shown below Epirotiki later amalgamated with Sun Line to form Royal Olympic Cruises The first

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  • Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    transferring to MSC Official Cunard card of Cunard Princess Official Cunard card of Cunard Princess Official Cunard card of Cunard Princess Postcard of Cunard Princess Rhapsody StarLauro 1995 StarLauro acquired the Cunard Line s Cunard Countess shortly after the Enrico Costa after first having her under charter Postcard of Cunard Countess under charter Scan Dimas Almada Cunard Countess became the Rhapsody this is the official StarLauro card Rhapsody MSC 1995 2009 Following the Achille Lauro tragedy the company reorganised as Mediterranean Shipping Cruises very soon after the purchase of Rhapsody This is the official MSC card in the new colours Official MSC card of Rhapsody Nelson de Barros Pereira postcard of Rhapsody published in Brazil in late 2000 Official MSC card of Rhapsody in later colours Rhapsody at Tilbury Riverside 19th May 2006 Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Photo 2006 Copyright Ian Boyle 19th May 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Rhapsody entering Lerwick harbour Shetland on 21st August 2006 This was the last of her five visits in 2006 Photo 2006 Copyright John Ward Phillips Click

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  • Cunard Countess > Olympic Countess > Olympia Countess > Ocean Countess > Lili Marleen > Ocean Countess
    24 August 2003 Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi Photo Ian Boyle 24 August 2003 Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi Photo Ian Boyle 24 August 2003 An early morning photograph of Olympia Countess at Piraeus Photo Ian Boyle 25th August 2003 Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess Majestic International 2004 Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004 Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises She was chartered to Globalia in 2005 and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006 as Lili Marleen Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006 and Lili Marleen was returned to her owners Majestic International Cruises She will operate 3 and 4 day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 as Ocean Countess for subsidiary Monarch Cruises on the schedule originally advertised for Ocean Monarch Majestic International Cruises official card of Ocean Countess Harold Jordan postcard L 39 of Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik Photo Neven Jerkovic Click to open larger image in new window Lili Marleen Holiday Kreuzfahrten 2006 Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004 Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises She was chartered to Globalia in 2005 and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006 as Lili Marleen Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006 and Lili Marleen was returned to her owners Majestic International Cruises She will operate 3 and 4 day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 as Ocean Countess for subsidiary Monarch Cruises possibly in place of the advertised Ocean Monarch Official Holiday Kreuzfahrten postcard of Lili Marleen Scan Dimas Almada Click to open larger image in new window Collage from a Lili Marleen cruise Photos Tien Lun Yao 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Lili Marleen on a Baltic cruise Photos Tien Lun Yao 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Lili Marleen on a Baltic cruise Photos Tien Lun Yao 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Lili Marleen at Helsinki Photos Tien Lun Yao 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Lili Marleen at Helsinki Photos Tien Lun Yao 2006 Click to open larger image in

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  • Ivernia - Franconia - Fedor Shalyapin - Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards
    itinerary from New York in the winter returning to the trans Atlantic routes in April 1964 Other ships in the Cunard fleet including the Queens were being sent on experimental cruises from this time The later sisters Carinthia and Sylvania had continued on year round trans Atlantic service Passenger numbers were dropping particularly in winter and Sylvania was sent on a cruise from Liverpool in February 1965 despite not being suited to such work Carinthia followed suit on her first winter cruise in January 1966 May 1966 saw the national Seaman s strike in the UK All four sisters were affected being held at Southampton or Liverpool Services were resumed in July but the strike had a devastating effect on Cunard s finances On 8th May 1967 Sir Basil Smallpiece Cunard s chairman announced the withdrawal of all Cunard liners apart from Carmania Franconia and the new Queen Elizabeth 2 Franconia was used purely for cruising from 1967 and took over the weekly New York to Bermuda run when Furness Withy withdrew taking 28 cruises through the summer with only one diversion to cruise to Canada In 1970 Cunard took a 50 interest in Overseas National Airways which had two cruise ships on order to operate on fly cruises forming the company Cunard ONA Shortly after this ONA were forced to withdraw from the arrangement leaving Cunard to continue alone The ships were delivered as Cunard Adventurer and Cunard Ambassador In 1971 Cunard was taken over by Trafalgar House They looked at upgrading the Carmania and Franconia but decided it would be too expensive and the ships were withdrawn and offered for sale to be replaced by the new Cunard Adventurer and Cunard Ambassador Franconia left on her last Bermuda cruise on 2nd October 1971 whilst Carmania s last cruise left Naples for Southampton on 24th October arriving on the 31st the last day of the four sisters in Cunard service Carmania and Franconia remained at Southampton for seven months when they were moved to the River Fal where they joined the Southern Cross which had been withdrawn shortly after them At one point is was hoped to sell them to Ted Arison for his fledgling Carnival Cruises but agreement could not be reached Carmania and Franconia eventually began new careers under the hammer and sickle as the Leonid Sobinov and Fedor Shalyapin The sisters received very little interior changes before beginning a varied career as Soviet cruise ships travelling all over the world Following the break up of the Soviet Union in 1989 the sisters became owned by the Ukraine although nominally belonging to Maltese holding companies Their condition deteriorated over the next few years and they were both laid up in the Black Sea in 1995 Leonid Sobinov was broken up in 1999 although her sister remained laid up for some time longer Ship Names on this Page Ivernia Cunard Line 1955 62 Franconia Cunard Line 1963 73 Fedor Shalyapin Black Sea Shipping 1973 1999 Cunard Line Pages

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  • Lusitania of 1907 - Cunard Line Ocean Liner Postcards
    1915 1939 Cunard Page 4 Ocean Liners 1940 1970 Cunard Page 5 Cruise Ships 1971 Associated Pages Carnival Cruises The UK Passenger Fleet in 1967 Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Lusitania Colour Postcards Cunard Line postcard of Lusitania Cunard Line postcard of Lusitania Cunard Line postcard of Lusitania a different copy of the card above Scan Alex Monreal Tuck s Oilette postcard of Lusitania Tuck s Oilette postcard of Lusitania Card above with an overprint Tuck s Oilette postcard of Lusitania a different copy of the card above Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Postcard of Lusitania Postcard of Lusitania Postcard of Lusitania another copy of the card above Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania variation on the cards above Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania variation on the cards above Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Postcard of Lusitania Postcard of Lusitania Postcard of Lusitania variation on the card above Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Postcard of Lusitania Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania s maiden arrival in New York Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania in New York Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Scan Alex Monreal Postcard of Lusitania Scan Paul Roales Paul Roales writes I bought a group of 60 postcards from a Sgt in WW1 in France to his girlfriend back in the Washington state They start in 1917 when he was travelling by train to NYC and end in 1919 when he was going through Gibraltar on his way home The attached scan shows the Lusitania postcard which is 2 in the set It is a Detroit Publishing

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  • White Star Liner Majestic - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Website powered by FreeFind Bismarck HAPAG 1914 19 In 1919 Bismarck was ceded to Britain In 1922 renamed Majestic for use by the White Star Line Bismarck being launched 20th May 1914 Bismarck being launched 20th May 1914 Postcard of Bismarck Majestic White Star 1922 1936 White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 variation on the card above White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 A further slight variation on the card above note position of titles White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 at New York White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 at New York Variation on the card above Postcard of Majestic 2 at New York Using image of the card above White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 A later Cunard White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 Two copies of a White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 White Star Line postcard of Majestic 2 Tuck s postcard of Majestic 2 Tuck s Oilette postcard of Majestic 2 Postcard of Majestic 2 Postcard of Majestic 2 at Halifax Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 C R Hoffman photographic postcard of Majestic 2 F G O Stuart photographic postcard of Majestic 2 F G O Stuart photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Variation on the card above Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Judges photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 Kingsway postcard of Majestic 2 Postcard of Majestic 2 Variation on the card above Sepia art postcard of Majestic 2 White Star sepia art postcard of Majestic 2 Sepia art postcard of Majestic 2 Photographic postcard of Majestic 2 in the

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  • Mauretania (1) of 1907 - Cunard Line Ocean Liner Postcards
    Fleet in 1967 Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards facebook page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Mauretania All images link to larger copies which open in a new window tab Construction on the Tyne Mauretania 1 being launched Postcard of Mauretania 1 advertising the Tyne General Ferry Company s trips past the yard where she was being built Postcard of Mauretania 1 fitting out on the Tyne Postcard of Mauretania 1 fitting out on the Tyne Postcard of Mauretania 1 fitting out on the Tyne Postcard of Mauretania 1 leaving the Tyne Auty series postcard of Mauretania 1 leaving the Tyne posted 12th October 1907 Colour version of the photo above Postcard of Mauretania 1 leaving the Tyne Official postcard of Mauretania 1 leaving the Tyne Postcard of Mauretania 1 leaving the Tyne Modern postcard of Mauretania 1 leaving the Tyne Modern Harold Jordan postcard of Mauretania 1 leaving the Tyne Painting by J K Byass from the well known photograph Colour Postcards Official postcard of Mauretania 1 by Odin Rosenvinge My favourite official Mauretania card pity he spelt the name Mauratania Official postcard of Mauretania 1 Official postcard of Mauretania 1 Official postcard of Mauretania 1 Berengaria and Aquitania Official Cunard postcard of Mauretania Tuck s Oilette postcard of Mauretania 1 Tuck s Oilette postcard of Mauretania 1 posted January 12th 1908 Variation on the card above with location details blanked out Tuck s postcard of Mauretania 1 posted June 12th 1909 JWB Commercial Series postcard of Mauretania 1 Postcard of Mauretania 1 US postcard of Mauretania 1 at New York Postcard described as Mauretania 1 at Liverpool although actually showing Lusitania Postcard of Mauretania 1 Monochrome Postcards French postcard of Mauretania 1 Postcard of Mauretania 1 Postcard of Mauretania 1 Variation

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