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  • Royal Viking Line Cruise Ship Royal Viking Sun
    2 Prinsendam Photos Page 3 Associated Pages Carnival Cruise Line Cunard Line Holland America Line Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Royal Viking Sun Royal Viking Sun Seabourn Sun Prinsendam Length 669ft Tonnage 37845gt Power 28696hp Speed 21 5 knots Passengers 851 Royal Viking Sun Royal Viking Line 1988 94 A Royal Viking Line official card of Royal Viking Sun published 8 89 A Royal Viking Line official oversized card of Royal Viking Sun A commercial card of Royal Viking Sun at Cherbourg by Editions Dubray The QE2 and Canberra are also in port for the June 1994 D Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations Serial no 1788 50 An unusual commercial card of Royal Viking Sun in the floating dock at Hamburg Published Edition Hansa Photo Photo Knuth Weidlich Serial no 80 0061 Another commercial card of Royal Viking Sun at Hamburg by Rene Menges Serial no 36 She is alongside the ex Hamburg Sud museum ship Cap San Diego Simplon Postcards serial no sc2047 issued April 1994 of Royal Viking Sun in Royal Viking Line colours She is photographed by Wil Moojen whilst in the North Sea Canal in 1992 Chantry Classics postcard CC S57 of Royal Viking Sun at Greenwich photographed by Clive Harvey Chantry Classics postcard CC S124 of Royal Viking Sun photographed by Wil Moojen A Pieter Oost postcard of Royal Viking Sun no serial number Copies of this card are available direct from the publishers at http www p oostcards nl A commercial card of Royal Viking Sun in Grand Harbour Valletta Malta by Tower Publications Serial no M2219 Royal Viking Sun Cunard Line 1994 99 A Cunard official card of Royal Viking Sun still in original colours plus the cardback logo A Cunard official card of Royal Viking Sun now in

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  • Sagafjord Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards
    First and 704 Tourist passengers on Atlantic crossings 462 in one class when cruising She was powered by two 9cyl Sulzer diesels totalling 27000shp In 1980 she and Vistafjord passed to Norwegian American Cruises NAC 90 owned by NAL In 1983 Trafalgar House acquired Norwegian American Cruises and the Sagafjord and Vistafjord joined the Cunard fleet both retaining their names Official NAL postcard of Sagafjord Official NAL postcard of Sagafjord Official NAL postcard 100M 2 74 of Sagafjord Official NAL postcard 3 77 30M of Sagafjord Official NAL postcard 8 8 78 50M of Sagafjord Official NAL postcard of Sagafjord Scan supplied by Ralph O Hara Official NAL postcard of Sagafjord Official NAL postcard of Sagafjord Scan supplied by Ralph O Hara Official NAL postcard of Sagafjord Scan supplied by Michael Kenyon Official NAL postcard E M 5 71 of Sagafjord Scan supplied by Michael Kenyon Official NAL postcard F 4022 9 of Sagafjord Scan supplied by Michael Kenyon Official NAL postcard F 4023 9 of Sagafjord Card supplied by Hayden Loudon Official NAL postcard of Sagafjord Scan supplied by Michael Kenyon Simplon Postcards release sc2016 of Sagafjord in the Kiel Canal Paul Oswald Hamburg postcard serial LA HH 2160 79 of Sagafjord HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard serial 614 of Sagafjord Andreas Co Hamburg postcard no serial of Sagafjord plus an enlarged view of the ship Foto Flatau Panama postcard serial FF 617 of Sagafjord in the Miraflores locks Printed by Mike Roberts serial C22474 Foto Flatau card from Panama FF 628 of Sagafjord in the Miraflores locks Printed by Mike Roberts CC22295 Guidelines Puerto Rico postcard serial PR 00628 4587 of Sagafjord Photo by Maritza Carrero Normanns Oslo postcard serial N 8 80 of Sagafjord at Flåm Sognefjord Official Norwegian American Cruises postcard of Sagafjord following 1980 rebuild

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  • Sylvania - Fairwind - Sitmar Fairwind - Dawn Princess - Albatros - Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards
    postcard R P 152 of Sylvania Dennis Productions postcard L0710 of Sylvania at Liverpool Dennis Productions postcard L0710 of Sylvania at Liverpool Colour variation on the card above In later years Sylvania was used primarily for cruising although she did not receive the major conversions to cruising of sisters Carmania and Franconia From 22 February 1967 until 10 May British Hovercraft Corporation 024 was chartered to the Cunard Line She was carried on the deck of the Sylvania and supplemented the cruise by running trips from the ship to Athens Beirut Istanbul Tripoli and Lisbon The experiment was not repeated A more complete history of this hovercraft will be added later Scan www hovercraft museum org Harold Jordan postcard S A 10 of Sylvania Fairwind Sitmar Fairwind Sitmar Line 1971 88 Fairwind and Fairland at Southampton before conversion Publisher J Arthur Dixon L1 8860 Hants Fairwind and Fairland at Southampton Enlarged imege from the card above Fairwind and Fairland at Southampton Publisher J Arthur Dixon PHA 21473 Hants Sitmar Cruises official postcard of Fairwind Chantry Classics postcard CC S96 of Fairwind Photo Frank Kalinowsky Commercial postcard of either Fairsea or Fairwind at Cabo San Lucas Mexico Photo F Aramburo Fairwind in the Panama Canal in 1980 Photo Dom Costa Click on image to open larger version in new window Fairwind at Bridgtown Barbados in 1980 Photo Dom Costa Click on image to open larger version in new window A photograph of Fairwind Photo Luca Ferrerio Dawn Princess Princess Cruises 1988 93 Sitmar s Fairwind and Fairsea became the Dawn Princess and Fair Princess within the Princess Cruises fleet Both ships were eventually displaced by new tonnage and Dawn Princess was subsequently sold back to the Vlasov Group owners of Sitmar and has since operated as Albatros Fair Princess was moved to serve the Australian market replacing the Fairstar which was scrapped in 1997 She was in turn replaced by Sky Princess ex Fairsky Princess Cruises oversized official postcard of Dawn Princess Princess Cruises official postcard of Dawn Princess Princess Cruises official postcard of Dawn Princess Chantry Classics postcard CC S61 of Dawn Princess Photo Clive Harvey Albatros 1 Phoenix Reisen 1993 2004 Albatros 1 was originally built as the Cunard Line Sylvania in 1957 She was sold to Sitmar and became their Fairwind in 1968 after rebuilding She was briefly renamed Sitmar Fairwind in 1988 before becoming the Dawn Princess when Princess Cruises acquired Sitmar Princess sold her back to the Vlasov Group V Ships ie the previous owners of Sitmar in 1993 and Phoenix operated her under charter as Albatros 1 until 2004 when she was sold for scrap She was replaced by Albatros 2 originally the Royal Viking Sea Official Phoenix Reisen postcards of Albatros are shown below The one below is published by 7 Seas Postcards serial Nr 6 Photo Uli Deiss Official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros Official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros Photo D Hasenpusch Official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros Official Phoenix Reisen postcard

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  • Ocean Liner Shalom, Hanseatic, Doric, Royal Odyssey, Regent Sun Postcards
    were not identified on the cards The following eight postcards are all Deutsche Atlantik official releases of the Hanseatic 2 She received generous postcard coverage of this stage of her career Deutsche Atlantik official release of the Hanseatic 2 Deutsche Atlantik official release of the Hanseatic 2 Deutsche Atlantik official release of the Hanseatic 2 Deutsche Atlantik official release of the Hanseatic 2 Deutsche Atlantik official release of the Hanseatic 2 Deutsche Atlantik official release of the Hanseatic 2 Deutsche Atlantik official release of the Hanseatic 2 This is an enlargement from the official postcard above Otto Schulze Hamburg card 745a 79 84 of Hanseatic 2 Hildegard Mielck Kiel card 7086 of Hanseatic 2 HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard 1 518 of Hanseatic 2 HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard 1223 of Hanseatic 2 Aune postcard F 4685 0 of Hanseatic 2 at Hammerfest Norway Coastal Express Midnatsol Bergen Line to the left of the card Postcard of Hanseatic 2 at Cuxhaven Postcard of Hanseatic 2 at Cuxhaven Doric Home Lines 1973 1980 Home Lines needed to find a replacement for the fire damaged Homeric 1 in 1973 They found a most suitable vessel in the shape of the Hanseatic 2 She served with Home Lines as Doric until the new Atlantic was delivered in 1981 when she was sold to Royal Cruise Line as their Royal Odyssey An official Home Lines card An official Home Lines card Scan Ken Murayama An official Home Lines card Scan Ken Murayama Lustrachrome card K101237 of Doric at Hamilton Bermuda Photo by Bruce Miley This Schoning and Schmidt card of Doric in the Nord Ostsee Kanal looks as if it is a retouched version of a Hanseatic card I wondered whether Doric ever sailed through the Kiel Canal Russell Hill writes I don t know for sure but it is quite possible I remember that when Home Lines purchased her from German Atlantic they had her refurbished or at least renamed and repainted in Germany They then ran a series of Baltic and Norwegian Fjords and further North cruises out of Germany I thnk that was the only time Home Lines ran cruises in Europe I remember I was hoping to take one that ran right up to the Arctic Icefield North of Spitzbergen but couldn t swing it Royal Odyssey Royal Cruise Line 1981 88 Home Lines sold the Doric to Royal Cruise Line when their new Atlantic was delivered in 1981 Doric was given a new single funnel during refurbishment and renamed Royal Odyssey Royal Odyssey was sold on to Regency Cruises in 1988 when Regency Cruises new Crown Odyssey was delivered An official Royal Cruise Line postcard of Royal Odyssey An official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Royal Odyssey and Golden Odyssey Chantry Classics postcard CC S120 of Royal Odyssey photographed by Wil Moojen A Pieter Oost postcard of Royal Odyssey no serial number Copies of this card are available direct from the publishers at http www p oostcards nl

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  • Hamburg - Maxim Gorky Ship Postcards
    Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Hamburg Hanseatic 3 1969 74 The Hamburg was ordered in 1966 and entered service in January 1969 the first major German built liner since 1938 Although intended for the Hamburg New York service she operated as a full time cruise ship from new In 1973 she was renamed Hanseatic 3 when the Hanseatic 2 was sold to Home Lines I do not have any postcards issued of Hanseatic 3 The new name was short lived since Hamburg was sold to the Soviet Union as the Maxim Gorkiy in 1974 Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg An enlargement of the ship is also shown Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg and Hanseatic 2 at St Thomas Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg in the Caribbean HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 1 559 HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 1 5369 HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 1 550 HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 1 568 HHH Hans Hartz Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 1 711 Anders Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 8585 the freighter in the foreground is the Rio Lujan 1949 of state owned Empresa Lineas Maritimes Argentinas Kruger Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 920 210 Kruger Hamburg postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg serial 920 208 Postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg Francisco Ribeiro Funchal postcard of Hamburg at Funchal Madeira serial MD 136 Maxim Gorkiy 1974 2008 1973 was a difficult year for cruise operators and Hanseatic 2 was sold to Home Lines as their Doric The Hamburg was briefly renamed Hanseatic 3 but was then sold herself to the Soviet Union Black Sea Shipping Co in early 1974 becoming the Maxim Gorkiy She has subsequently spent many years catering for the German market on charter to Phoenix Reisen of Bonn Russian produced card of Maxim Gorkiy in Soviet colours hammer sickle Official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy Scan Ken Murayama Worldpostcard Service Nr 100 Zorneding Germany of Maxim Gorkiy in Soviet colours Chantry Classics CC S111 of Maxim Gorkiy in Soviet colours Photo Glenn Gunderson New York Buro Bremerhaven Werberg postcard of Estonia produced for the port of Bremerhaven The Maxim Gorkiy is seen in the background An official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy in Soviet colours produced for a charter to Nur Touristic of Frantfurt Main Phoenix Reisen Charter An official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy in Soviet colours produced for her charter to Phoenix Reisen of Bonn An official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy in Soviet colours produced for Phoenix Reisen of Bonn A Pieter Oost postcard of Maxim Gorkiy no serial number Postcard of Maxim Gorkiy at Halifax An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy in post Soviet colours Published by 7 Seas Postcards the

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  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Ship Hanseatic Postcards
    on this Page Hanseatic IV Official Company Postcards Hanseatic IV Commercial Postcards Hanseatic IV Photographs Society Adventurer Official Company Postcards Associated Pages Hamburg Atlantik Linie Hapag Lloyd Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Society Adventurer The Hanseatic Tours vessel Hanseatic IV was built in 1991 She was ordered as the Society Adventurer of Discoverer Rederei but bought by Hanseatic Tours before delivery The owner of Hanseatic Tours Dirk Moldenhauer was the final captain of the last German registered Hanseatic of Deutsche Atlantik Linie He bought the rights to the Deutsche Atlantik Line logo and the name Hanseatic Hapag Lloyd took over Hanseatic Tours and the Hanseatic in 1997 and Dick Moldenhauer became one of the chiefs of Hapag Lloyd Seetouristik This is an artist s impression of the Discoverer Rederei Society Adventurer which was bought prior to delivery by Hanseatic Tours and renamed Hanseatic IV The painting is by Jochen Sachse Hanseatic IV Official Company Postcards Hanseatic Tours issued a stream of superb postcards of the Hanseatic IV during their ownership although none of the cards gives any details of location photographer or serial number Twelve of these cards are shown below This is an oversized Seven Seas Cruise Line of the Hanseatic IV presumably issued when they chartered her or marketed space I do not have precise details of the connection Hanseatic Tours was bought by Hapag Lloyd in 1997 although the colours of Hanseatic IV have remained unchanged This is a Hapag Lloyd Tours card of Hanseatic IV serial S12H Hapag Lloyd postcard of the Hanseatic IV Hanseatic IV Commercial Postcards Klaus Hartung postcard WPK59 of Hanseatic IV issued for the 100th Anniversary of the Nord Ostsee Kanal Kiel Canal in 1995 Photo by Klaus Hartung World Ships postcard Nr 04 of Hanseatic IV

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  • Elder Dempster Line - Page 1 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Forcados 4 1963 1975 7689gt Shonga 3 1973 1984 9239gt Elder Dempster Pages Elder Dempster Page 1 up to 1914 Elder Dempster Page 2 1915 1989 this page Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page References The Elder Dempster Fleet History 1852 1985 James E Cowden John O C Duffy Mallet Bell 1986 Elder Dempster Lines Duncan Hawes 1990 Search This Website powered by FreeFind Elder Dempster Fleet List Page 2 Aba 1920 1947 7937gt Elder Dempster company postcard of the Aba Photographic postcard of the Aba Adda 1922 1941 7816gt Elder Dempster company postcard of the Adda Elder Dempster company postcard of the Adda Elder Dempster company postcard of the Adda Accra 2 1926 1940 9337gt Photographic postcard of the Accra 2 Apapa 2 1926 1940 93337gt Elder Dempster company postcard of the Apapa 2 Elder Dempster company postcard of the Apapa 2 Scan David Seume It was sent by his grandfather to his wife as he was about to set sail from Liverpool on his way to Lagos It is postmarked 4pm April 14th 1928 He worked for the Crown Agents in Nigeria and retired in 1930 Photographic postcard of the Apapa 2 at Liverpool Daru 1 1927 1941 3839gt Photographic postcard of the Daru 1 Abosso 2 1935 1947 11330gt Elder Dempster company postcard of the Abosso 2 Photographic postcard of the Abosso 2 Photographic postcard of the Abosso 2 Calabar 1935 1953 Calabar was built for Elder Dempster in 1935 for use on their West African local services She was bought by Epirotiki Lines in 1953 and renamed Semiramis and is considered by many to have been the first Greek cruise ship Postcard of Piraeus with Semiramis in Epirotiki service Photographic postcard of Semiramis in Epirotiki service Photographic postcard

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  • Monarch of Bermuda - New Australia - Arkadia - Ocean Liner Postcards
    4 screws She was fitted with 3 funnels had 2 masts and a cruiser stern her service speed was 19 knots With the two new ships the Bermuda run from New York enjoyed the ultimate in luxury and they became known as the millionaires ships The two sister ships sailed on 3 week cruises from New York to Bermuda for Furness Bermuda Line Their three funnels gave them an impressive appearance although they were hardly graceful compared to most Atlantic greyhounds They were amongst the elite ships of their day and had private facilities in their cabins The run between New York and Bermuda took only 40 hours in each direction and that allowed 4 days to be spent on the Island When the Second World War broke out in 1939 the two luxury liners were requisitioned for war duties The Monarch of Bermuda served as a troopship while the Queen of Bermuda became an Armed Merchant Cruiser and later a troopship After the war the Monarch of Bermuda was gutted by fire while being refitted for passenger service She was salvaged by the Ministry of Transport and converted into an emigrant liner Renamed New Australia she was operated by Shaw Savill In 1958 she was sold to Greek Line and renamed Arkadia Eventually she was retired from service in 1966 and sent to be scrapped at Valencia in Spain Art card of Monarch of Bermuda Click on image to open larger copy in new window tab Official art postcard of Monarch of Bermuda Click to open larger copy in new window tab Official photographic postcard of Monarch of Bermuda Click to open larger copy in new window tab Photographic card of Monarch of Bermuda New Australia Shaw Savill 1947 1958 On the 24th of May in 1947 the Monarch of Bermuda was gutted by a fire at Hebburn on Tyne while being refitted for a return to the Bermuda passenger service She was declared a total loss and it seemed likely that she would go for scrap A reprieve saw her saved from the breakers yard when the Ministry of Transport reappraised the wreck purchased her and rebuilt her as an emigrant ship She was moved under her own power to Southampton and rebuilt by Thornycroft Her three funnels were replaced by a single funnel and a peculiar trunked mast funnel arrangement forward of the single funnel She was now 20 256 gross tons was 553 2 feet long with a beam of 76 7 feet and was fitted to accommodate 1600 passengers in one class In 1949 she was renamed the New Australia and the Ministry of Transport contracted the Shaw Savill Line to manage her E T W Dennis Scarborough postcard of New Australia Under reconstruction at Thornycrofts of Southampton serial 3239 Shaw Savill official card of New Australia G W Hoffman postcard of New Australia Photographic postcard of New Australia Photographic postcard of New Australia Arkadia Greek Line 1958 In late 1957 following the Torres Strait

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