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  • Drottningen - Alzahraa - Ionian Victory - Paloma - Jin Hu - Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    93 Jin Hu Shantou Shipping 1993 Links to Associated Pages Birka Line Moby Lines Strintzis Lines Swedish Railways SJ Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Drottningen SJ 1968 1977 Length 115 7m Beam 18m 5625grt 16 knots 1000 passengers Drottningen was built in 1968 by Uddevallavarvet Ab for Statens Järnvägar SJ Swedish State Railways Primary route was Trelleborg Sassnitz but she also served on Trelleborg Travemünde and Malmö Travemünde In 1973 Drottningen was chartered to Birka Line for a service Stockholm Helsinki Leningrad and later Stockholm Mariehamn She was returned to SJ in 1974 and charters to Polferries Sessan Line Silja Line and Stena Line followed In 1977 Drottningen became the Egyptian Alzahraa until sold to Strintzis Lines in 1984 becoming the Ionian Victory In 1986 she was renamed Paloma and ran for various Greek owners until sold to Shantou Shipping China and renamed Jin Hu in 1993 Schöning postcard Lübeck serial Tra 762 f of Drottningen Postcard of Drottningen Aerial postcard of Drottningen Bertil Söderberg postcard of Drottningen Drottningen Ålands Linjen 1973 charter In 1973 Drottningen was chartered to Birka Line for a service Stockholm Helsinki Leningrad and later Stockholm Mariehamn She was returned to SJ in 1974 and charters to Polferries Sessan Line Silja Line and Stena Line followed In 1977 Drottningen became the Egyptian Alzahraa Official Ålands Linjen postcard of Drottningen Alzahraa Federal Arab Maritime 1977 84 In 1977 Drottningen became the Egyptian Alzahraa until sold to Strintzis Lines in 1984 becoming the Ionian Victory Postcard of Alzahraa Ionian Victory Strintzis Lines 1984 86 In 1977 Drottningen became the Egyptian Alzahraa until sold to Strintzis Lines in 1984 becoming the Ionian Victory In 1986 she was renamed Paloma and ran for various Greek owners until

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  • Freeport I - Freeport - Svea Star - Caribe - Scandinavian Sun - Balanga Queen - Discovery Sun
    Freeport Cruise Line 1968 Freeport Birka Line 1973 Freeport I Freeport Cruise Line 1968 73 Scandinavian Sun SeaEscape 1985 92 Svea Star Trave Line 1974 76 Associated Pages Birka Line Commodore Cruise Line Scandinavian Ferry Lines Scandinavian World Cruises SeaEscape Cruises Skandinavisk Linietrafik Stockholms Rederi AB Svea Trave Line Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Freeport Freeport I Freeport Cruise Line 1968 73 Freeport was built in 1968 by Orenstein Koppel und Lübecker Machinenbau Lübeck for the Miami Terminal Transport Co Freeport Cruise Line running between Miami Freeport She was renamed Freeport I soon after delivery In 1973 she was sold to Oy Birka Line Ab Mariehamn and renamed Freeport for cruises between Stockholm Helsinki Later the same year Freeport was sold again to Stockholms Rederi AB Svea for the Trave Line service Helsingborg Tuborg Copenhagen Travemünde as Svea Star Photograph of Freeport Photo Bruce Peter Scan supplied by Fakta om Fartyg A Duncan photographic postcard of Freeport I Freeport Birka Line 1973 Freeport I was built in 1968 by Orenstein Koppel und Lübecker Machinenbau Lübeck for the Miami Terminal Transport Co Freeport Cruise Line running between Miami Freeport In 1973 she was sold to Oy Birka Line Ab Mariehamn and renamed Freeport for cruises between Stockholm Helsinki Later the same year Freeport was sold again to Stockholms Rederi AB Svea for the Trave Line service Helsingborg Tuborg Copenhagen Travemünde as Svea Star Birka Line postcard of Freeport Svea Star Trave Line 1974 1976 In 1973 Freeport was sold to Stockholms Rederi AB Svea for the Trave Line service Helsingborg Tuborg Copenhagen Travemünde as Svea Star In 1976 Svea Star was sold to Bremer Schiffahrts for a summer car ferry service between Portland USA and Yarmouth Canada In winter she was chartered to Commodore Cruise Line for Caribbean cruises Official Trave Line Scandinavian Ferry Lines postcard of Svea Star Schöning Schmidt postcard Tra940 of Svea Star Schöning Schmidt postcard Tra940 of Svea Star Schöning Schmidt postcard of Svea Star Caribe 1 Commodore Cruise Lines 1976 1981 In 1976 Svea Star was sold to Bremer Schiffahrts for a summer car ferry service between Portland USA and Yarmouth Canada In winter she was chartered to Commodore Cruise Line for Caribbean cruises She was used on 7 night 4 island trips to Montego Bay Port Antonio Puerto Plata and Port au Prince sailing every Saturday In 1981 she was renamed Caribe Bremen she was sold to Scandinavian World Cruises as the Scandinavian Sun for a Miami Freeport service She was chartered to SeaEscape Cruises in 1985 followed by purchase in 1988 In 1992 Scandinavian Sun was sold to Belle Meade Shipping and renamed Balanga Queen for the Corona Line between Karlskrona Gdynia Guidelines Puerto Rico postcard serial PR 00628 4587 of Caribe left plus Sagafjord and a HAL vessel Photo by Maritza Carrero Scandinavian Sun Scandinavian World SeaEscape 1982 92 After a period as Caribe Bremen she was sold to Scandinavian

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  • Finnlines Ferry Finnhansa
    Finnhansa was sold to Birka Line and renamed Prinsessan She was again given increased cabin accommodation Prinsessan was sold in 1987 to Louis Cruise Lines of Cyprus and renamed Princesa Marissa Ship Names on this Page Finnhansa Prinsessan Princesa Marissa Associated Pages Finnlines Birka Line Louis Cruise Lines Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Finnhansa Finnlines 1966 1978 Finnhansa was completed in 1966 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab Helsinki for the Finnlines route Helsinki Slite Nynäshamn Karlskrona Lübeck Her sistership Finnpartner 1 was delivered later the same year In 1972 Finnhansa was rebuilt with increased cabin capacity In 1978 Finnhansa was sold to Birka Line and renamed Prinsessan She was again given increased cabin accommodation Prinsessan was sold in 1987 to Louis Cruise Lines of Cyprus and renamed Princesa Marissa Official Finnlines art card of Finnhansa Route Helsinki Lübeck Official Finnlines art card of Finnhansa Official Finnlines postcard of Finnhansa Route Helsinki Lübeck Official Finnlines postcard of Finnhansa Route Helsinki Trävemünde Schöning Schmidt postcard Tra3 of Finnhansa Princessan Birka Line 1978 1987 In 1978 Finnhansa was sold to Birka Line and renamed Prinsessan She was again given increased cabin accommodation Prinsessan was sold in 1987 to Louis Cruise Lines of Cyprus and renamed Princesa Marissa Official Ålandslinjen Birka Line postcard of Princessan Official Ålandslinjen Birka Line postcard of Princessan Photogrph of Princessan Photo Marko Hänninen Scan Fakta om Fartyg Photogrph of Princessan Photo Marko Hänninen Scan Fakta om Fartyg Princesa Marissa Louis Cruise Line 1987 In 1978 Finnhansa was sold to Birka Line and renamed Prinsessan She was again given increased cabin accommodation Prinsessan was sold in 1987 to Louis Cruise Lines of Cyprus and renamed Princesa Marissa Official Louis Cruise Lines postcard of Princesa Marissa Louis Cruise Lines

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  • Trave Line Ferry Postcards
    Lion Ferry postcard of Kronprins Carl Gustaf Official postcard of Kronprins Carl Gustaf in Malmö Travemünde service Sveaborg 1969 1977 Sveaborg was built as the Finnpartner her sistership was Finnhansa and was delivered in 1966 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab Helsinki to Finnlines for the route Helsinki Slite Nynäshamn Karlskrona Lübeck service In 1968 she was sold to Oy Svea Line Finland owned by Stockholms Rederi Ab Svea and chartered back to Finnlines In 1969 she was renamed Sveaborg for the Trave Line service Helsingborg Copenhagen Trävemünde In 1972 Sveaborg was sold to the parent company Stockholms Rederi Ab Svea She was renamed Peer Gynt in 1977 and chartered to Aarhus Oslo Line The following year she was sold to Stena Line AB and renamed Stena Baltica for use as an accommodation ship for North Sea oil workers In 1982 she was sold for Greek service between Rhodes Piraeus as the Ialyssos of Dane Sea Lines A complete history of this ship is available on this link Two very similar official Trave Line Scandinavian Ferry Lines postcards of Sveaborg Schöning postcard Tra816 of Sveaborg Svealand 1972 1977 Saga Wind 1983 1989 Svealand was built in 1972 by Helsingörs Skipsværft Helsingör for the Trave Line service between Helsingborg Travemünde In 1976 the service passed to Saga Linjen In 1981 Svealand transferred to TT Saga Linjen for their Travemünde Trelleborg route Ownership at this time was Johnson Line In 1983 ownership passed to Scandinavian Ferry Line and she was renamed Saga Wind that year In 1989 she moved to the Stockholm Åbo route of SeaWind Line and was renamed Sea Wind A complete history of this ship is available on this link Official Trave Line Scandinavian Ferry Lines postcard of Svealand Postcard of Saga Wind in TT Saga Line colours Gustav Vasa 2 Lion Ferry 1973 1983 Gustav Vasa 2 was built in Rendsburg in 1973 for Lion Ferry AB She entered service with a charter to Svenska Rederi Ab Öresund between Malmö Travemünde In 1976 Trave Line and Svenska Rederi Ab Öresund combined to form Saga Line and Gustav Vasa 2 continued to serve between Helsingborg Malmö and Travemünde In 1980 Saga Line joined with TT Line to form TT Saga Line Gustav Vasa 2 continued to serve between Malmö and Travemünde but also served between Travemünde Rönne and Trelleborg Travemünde In April 1983 Gustav Vasa 2 was sold to Smyril Line Faroes as Norröna for their summer network of services to Torshavn from Lerwick Bergen Hantsholm and Seydisfjördur Norröna was often chartered in the winter to cover other operators overhaul schedules serving Kiel Korsör in 1983 84 TT Line in 1984 85 etc In 1988 Norröna had charters with Larvik Line and GT Link Subsequent charters were with B I Line Sealink and Fjord Line In 2000 Norröna was rebuilt in Fredericia with stability sponsons aft In 2003 Norröna was renamed Norröna I to release the name for her replacement delivered that year In January 2004 Norröna I covered for her

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  • Strintzis Lines Ferry Postcards (Blue Star Ferries - Blue Ferries - Blue Star Jets)
    from 2000 this page Strintzis Lines Page 3 New ships delivered since 2000 Blue Star Ferries Official Home Page Complete fleet and route details on the official website Ferry Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Ionian Sun Leinster 1969 Superferry II Prince Laurent 1974 Blue Ferries International Services Blue Aegean Blue Bridge Built 1976 as ro ro ferry Bass Trader for Australian National Line Rebuilt 1997 as Ionian Bridge for Strintzis Lines Renamed Blue Bridge in 2000 on transfer to Blue Ferries In 2004 Blue Bridge passed to ISCOMAR as the Mercedes Del Mar Route Igoumenitsa Greece Brindisi Italy Some sailings call at Corfu 800 passengers 200 berths 650 cars 21 knots Blue Galaxy Built 1972 as Japanese ferry Arkas of Taiheiyo Enkai Ferry later Taiheiyo Ferry previously a sister to Blue Island ex Albireo although conversion carried out differently Rebuilt 1989 as Ionian Galaxy for Strintzis Lines Renamed Blue Galaxy in 2000 on transfer to Blue Ferries For the 2001 season Blue Galaxy and Blue Island were chartered to Marmara Lines as the Cesme 2 and Cesme 1 for services from Cesme Turkey to Ancona and Brindisi In 2002 Marmara Lines bought the DFDS ferry King of Scandinavia and renamed her the Cesme Route Patras Greece Brindisi Italy Previously Patras Ancona 1500 passengers 680 berths 600 cars 21 knots Official Marmara Lines postcard of Blue Galaxy as the Cesme 2 in 2001 Blue Horizon Built 1972 as Japanese ferry Valuna for the Muroran Hokkaido route of Higashi Nihon Ferry Co Rebuilt 1999 as Superferry Hellas for Strintzis Lines Renamed Blue Horizon in 2000 on transfer to Blue Ferries She has a sister the Victory of Grimaldi Lines Livorno Palermo service which retained her original Japanese name on transfer Similar ship Hermes now serves with ANEK as Sofokles V whilst Hermes sister Hercules operates as Leyka Ori Route Patras Igoumenitsa Greece Venice Italy Previously Patras Ancona 1600 passengers 530 berths 900 cars 24 knots Blue Island Blue Island 1972 as Japanese ferry Albireo of Taiheiyo Enkai Ferry later Taiheiyo Ferry previously a sister to Blue Galaxy ex Arkas although conversion carried out differently Rebuilt 1990 as Ionian Island for Strintzis Lines Renamed Blue Island in 2000 on transfer to Blue Ferries For the 2001 season Blue Galaxy and Blue Island were chartered to Marmara Lines as the Cesme 2 and Cesme 1 for services from Cesme Turkey to Ancona and Brindisi In 2002 Marmara Lines bought the DFDS ferry King of Scandinavia and renamed her the Cesme Route Patras Greece Brindisi Italy Previously Patras Ancona 1500 passengers 727 berths 600 cars 21 knots Official Marmara Lines postcard of Blue Island as the Cesme 1 in 2001 Blue Sky Built 1972 as Japanese ferry Sapporo Maru of Nihon Enkai later the Sunflower Sapporo of Blue Highway Line Rebuilt 1999 as Ionian Victory for Strintzis Lines Renamed Blue Sky in 2000 on transfer to Blue Ferries Route Patras Igoumenitsa

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  • Royal Viking Sky - Royal Viking Line Cruise Ship
    In 1992 Sunward was sold to Birka Line and renamed Birka Queen 2 replacing Birka Queen 1 which was sold to Majesty Cruise Line before delivery as the Royal Majesty Birka Queen 2 was introduced on cruise services from Stockholm to Riga and St Petersburg during the summer of 1992 However in October 1992 she was chartered back to Kloster resuming the identity of Sunward for NCL In 1993 she was chartered to Princess Cruises as the Golden Princess 1 Birka Queen 2 Birka Line 1992 1996 In 1987 Royal Viking Sky was transferred fully to Kloster Group ownership and in 1991 was assigned to Norwegian Cruise Lines NCL as the Sunward In 1992 Sunward was sold to Birka Line and renamed Birka Queen 2 replacing Birka Queen 1 which was sold to Majesty Cruise Line before delivery as the Royal Majesty Birka Queen 2 was introduced on cruise services from Stockholm to Riga and St Petersburg during the summer of 1992 However in October 1992 she was chartered back to Kloster resuming the identity of Sunward for NCL In 1993 she was chartered to Princess Cruises as the Golden Princess 1 Official Birka Cruises postcards of Birka Queen 2 Photograph of Birka Queen 2 Golden Princess Princess Cruises 1993 1996 charter Golden Princess was built as Royal Viking Sky in 1972 After a spell as NCL s Sunward she was sold to Sweden s Birka Line as Birka Queen She was chartered to Princess Cruises as Golden Princess soon afterwards in 1993 Following the arrival of new tonnage in 1996 the charter was ended and Birka Line rapidly sold her to Star Cruises as SuperStar Capricorn She was then chartered as Hyundai Keumgang before returning to Star Cruises as SuperStar Capricorn again Official Princess postcard of Golden Princess Official Princess postcard of Golden Princess Superstar Capricorn Star Cruises 1996 1998 2001 2005 In 1993 Birka Queen 2 was chartered to Princess Cruises as the Golden Princess 1 This charter continued until new Princess Cruises tonnage was delivered in 1996 when Birka Line sold her to Star Cruises as the Superstar Capricorn In 1998 she was chartered to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd as the Hyundai Keumgang for use on pilgrim traffic between South and North Korea She returned to Star Cruises as Superstar Capricorn in 2001 Star Cruises postcard of SuperStar Capricorn This is a retouched Golden Princess card with particularly crude funnel logo Star Cruises postcard of SuperStar Capricorn Photograph of SuperStar Capricorn Photo Ken Murayama Photograph of SuperStar Capricorn Photo Ken Murayama Hyundai Keumgang Hyundai MM Co 1998 2001 charter In 1996 Birka Line sold Birka Queen 2 to Star Cruises as the Superstar Capricorn In 1998 she was chartered to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd as the Hyundai Keumgang for use on pilgrim traffic between South and North Korea She returned to Star Cruises as Superstar Capricorn in 2001 Publicity brochure image of Hyundai Keumgang Scan Ken Murayama Postcard of Hyundai Keumgang Scan Ken Murayama Click

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  • Royal Viking Star - Royal Viking Line Cruise Ship
    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 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 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 Royal Viking Star Royal Viking Line 1972 1990 Commercial Postcards Postcards where the exact ship is not identified are also shown Aune postcard of Royal Viking Star as built The same image was also used on an official Royal Viking release Aune postcard of Royal Viking Star or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Star or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Star or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Star or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Star or sister at Bordeaux after lengthening Westward NCL 1990 1993 Royal Viking Star became the Westward in the main NCL fleet in 1990 and was then transferred to Royal Cruise Line in 1993 as the Star Odyssey Official NCL oversized postcard of Westward Official NCL oversized postcard of Westward plus enlarged image of the ship Official NCL oversized postcard of Westward Simplon Postcards issue sc2015 released May 1992 of Westward Photo Joan Draper Bermuda 1991 Gulfstream oversized postcard LC310 of Westward at Key West Star Odyssey Royal Cruise Line 1993 96 Star Odyssey originally built as the Royal Viking Line cruise ship Royal Viking Star in 1972 Royal Viking Line were acquired by Kloster NCL in 1984 and initially retained their separate identity Royal Viking Star became the Westward in the main NCL fleet in 1990 and was then transferred to Royal Cruise Line in 1993 as the Star Odyssey The Royal Viking Line name was sold to Cunard in 1994 Star Odyssey was sold to Fred Olsen in 1996 becoming the Black Watch Official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard of the Star Odyssey Official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard oversized of the Star Odyssey Black Watch 3 Fred Olsen 1996 Black Watch was originally built as the Royal Viking Line cruise ship Royal Viking Star in 1972 Royal Viking Line were acquired by Kloster NCL in 1984 and initially retained their separate identity Royal Viking Star became the Westward in the main NCL fleet in 1990 and was then transferred to Royal Cruise Line in 1993 as the Star Odyssey The Royal Viking Line name was sold to Cunard in 1994 Star Odyssey was sold to Fred Olsen in 1996 becoming the Black Watch Official Fred Olsen postcard of Black Watch A mirror image of the Star Odyssey card above Official Fred Olsen postcard of Black Watch Variations with and without logo Official Fred Olsen postcard

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  • Royal Viking Sea - Royal Viking Line Cruise Ship
    2 Phoenix Reisen 2004 Associated Pages Fred Olsen Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line Phoenix Reisen Royal Cruise Line Royal Viking Line Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Royal Viking Sea Royal Viking Line 1972 1990 Official Royal Viking Line Postcards Royal Viking Sea was built for Royal Viking Line in 1973 Royal Viking Line were acquired by Kloster NCL in 1984 and initially retained their separate identity Royal Viking Sea was transferred to Royal Cruise Line in 1990 as the Royal Odyssey 2 Royal Odyssey was transferred back into the main NCL fleet in 1996 as Norwegian Star She briefly operated for the NCL subsidiary Norwegian Capricorn Line in the Australian market and in 2001 became part of the Star Cruises fleet Generic Royal Viking Line cards where the ship is not identified are also shown Official oversized Royal Viking Line postcard of Royal Viking Sea Official generic Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening Official generic Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening Official oversized generic Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening Official oversized generic Royal Viking Line postcard after lengthening Royal Viking Sea Royal Viking Line 1972 1990 Commercial Postcards Postcards where the exact ship is not identified are also shown Aune postcard of Royal Viking Sea as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Sea or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Sea or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Sea or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Sea or sister as built Aune postcard of Royal Viking Sea or sister at Bordeaux after lengthening Royal Odyssey 2 Royal Cruise Line 1990 1996 Royal Odyssey originally built as the Royal Viking Line cruise ship Royal Viking Sea in 1973 Royal Viking Line were acquired by Kloster NCL in 1984 and initially retained their separate identity Royal Viking Sea transferred to Royal Cruise Line in 1990 as the Royal Odyssey 2 Royal Odyssey was transferred back into the main NCL fleet in 1996 as Norwegian Star She briefly operated for the NCL subsidiary Norwegian Capricorn Line in the Australian market and in 2001 is part of the Star Cruises fleet Official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard of the Royal Odyssey 2 An official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard of the Royal Odyssey 2 Golden Odyssey and Crown Odyssey This card must have been issued in 1993 94 Official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard oversized of the Royal Odyssey 2 Official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard oversized of the Royal Odyssey 2 Variation on the card above Harold Jordan s Chantry Classics postcard CC S356 of the Royal Odyssey 2 Photo Marvin Jensen Norwegian Star NCL Star Cruises 1996 Norwegian Star I was originally built as the Royal Viking Line cruise ship Royal Viking Sea in 1973 Royal Viking Line were acquired by Kloster NCL in 1984 and initially retained their separate identity Royal Viking Sea was transferred to Royal Cruise Line in 1993 as the Royal Odyssey II The Royal Viking

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