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  • Coast Lines Group - Harland & Wolff Motorships page 4 Bristish and Irish
    the Ulster Prince 2 She initially carried the Burns Laird style funnel colours that the Belfast SS ships had been given in 1938 as shown on the official card below The route was still referred to as the Ulster Imperial Line on the card back An unidentified card of Ulster Prince 2 possibly based on a pre war B I card due to the white funnel band An official Belfast SS photographic card of Ulster Prince 2 An official Belfast SS colour card of Ulster Prince 2 Artist unknown An official Belfast SS colour card of Ulster Prince 2 Artist unknown An official Belfast SS colour card of Ulster Prince 2 Artist unknown The ship was renamed Ulster Prince I in 1966 to release the name for the new car ferry which replaced her She was withdrawn in October of that year along with the Ulster Monarch They were replaced by the Irish Coast and Scottish Coast until the new car ferries arrived Photographic postcard of Ulster Prince 2 The Ulster Prince ex Leinster was sold in 1967 being bought later by Epirotiki Lines She reappeared as the Odysseus An official Epirotiki colour card of Odysseus is shown below An unidentified photo card of Odysseus In 1976 Odysseus was used as an accommodation ship at Kyle of Lochalsh She later moved to Glasgow and I took the photo below from the paddlesteamer Waverley She looked in very poor condition by this time She was broken up in Faslane in 1980 1938 Munster 3 British and Irish The Munster 3 was the second of the 1930s B I motorships and entered service between Liverpool and Dublin in 1938 She was lost in 1940 An attractive B I art card of Munster 3 as delivered with buff hull Click on image for larger version in new window B I art card of Munster 3 as delivered with buff hull An Ensign photo card of the Munster 3 with her original buff hull A later official colour card of Munster I believe the same card was issued for the Leinster The Munster 3 was lost in 1940 1948 Leinster 4 British and Irish At the end of World War Two the 1937 Leinster 3 became the Ulster Prince for Belfast SS and the 1938 Munster 3 had been lost Two new sisters were built in 1948 They were very similar to their predecessors but differed externally in that the stump main mast was shorter and mounted in front of the well deck Two derricks were located in the well The windows below the boat deck had round portholes compared to rectangular on the pre war sisters The Leinster 4 and Munster 4 were sold in 1969 to Greek owners The Leinster was renamed Aphrodite and ran for Mediterranean Sun Lines She was scrapped in 1988 Official B I postcard I believe this is a card of the 1948 Leinster 4 since it has the stump main mast but it does show rectangular windows

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  • Svea Corona - Sundancer - Pegasus - Ionian Express - Ferry & Cruise Ship Postcards & Photographs
    1984 Pegasus Cosmos Cruises 1984 87 Pegasus Epirotiki 1987 91 Ionian Express Strintzis 1994 95 Associated Pages Bore Line Ångfartygs Bore Ab Höyrylaiva Oy Bore Epirotiki Line Page 1 Up to 1975 Epirotiki Line Page 2 1975 1996 Finland SS Line Finska Ångfartygs Ab Silja Line Stockholms Rederi AB Svea Strintzis Lines Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcard Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Svea Corona Silja Line 1975 84 13275 grt 153m long 24000hp 21 knots 1200 passengers 674 berths 240 cars Svea Corona was built by Dubigeon Normandie SA Nantes She was one of three sisters built for Silja Line services and was owned by Silja Line consortium member Rederi AB Svea The other sisters were delivered as the Wellamo of Finska Ångfartygs Ab and the Bore Star of Bore Line Svea Corona entered service in 1975 between Stockholm and Helsinki moving to the Stockholm Mariehamn Åbo Turku route in 1980 In 1981 ownership passed to Johnsson Line AB In 1984 Svea Corona was sold to Sundancer Corporation and renamed Sundancer for use as a cruise ship Official Silja Line postcard of Svea Corona issued as a generic card for the three sisters before delivery hence lack of the Svea S on the funnel Official Silja line postcard of Svea Corona Photograph of Sundancer passing Klippudden Photo Jan Lindahl 22nd April 1981 Scan Fakta om Fartyg Photograph of Sundancer Photo Jan Lindahl September 1979 Scan Fakta om Fartyg Official Silja line postcard of Svea Corona in Johnsson Line colours Photograph of Sundancer Photo Sigmund Krøvel Velle Scan Fakta om Fartyg Sundancer Sundancer Cruises 1984 In 1984 Svea Corona was sold to Sundancer Corporation and renamed Sundancer for use as a cruise ship However on her third cruise on the US Canadian west coast Sundancer was declared a TCL total constructive loss after hitting a submerged object on 30th June 1984 She was driven ashore by the captain and was later sold to Greek owners for rebuilding reappearing as the Pegasus of Cosmos Cruises Photograph of Sundancer Photo Rickard Sahlsten Scan Fakta om Fartyg Photograph of Sundancer Photo Rickard Sahlsten Scan Fakta om Fartyg Pegasus Cosmos Cruises 1984 87 In 1984 Svea Corona was sold to Sundancer Corporation and renamed Sundancer for use as a cruise ship However on her third cruise on the US Canadian west coast Sundancer was declared a TCL total constructive loss after hitting a submerged object on 30th June 1984 She was driven ashore by the captain and was later sold to Greek owners for rebuilding reappearing as the Pegasus of Cosmos Cruises In 1987 Pegasus was acquired by Epirotiki Lines retaining her name Photograph of Pegasus Photo Peter Asklander Scan Fakta om Fartyg Pegasus Epirotiki 1987 91 Sundancer was sold to Greek owners for rebuilding reappearing as the Pegasus of Cosmos Cruises In 1987 Pegasus was acquired by Epirotiki Lines retaining her name On 2nd June 1991 there was a fire on board whilst in Venice Pegasus

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  • Cruise Ship European Stars of Festival Cruises
    Barcelona 7th April 2004 Associated Pages Festival Cruise Line MSC Crociere Cruise Ship Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page European Stars Company Postcards Festival official card of European Stars European Stars Company Photographs Images supplied by Festival Cruises European Stars On Board Photographs Images supplied by Festival Cruises European Stars Photographs European Stars laid up at Barcelona following the financial problems of Festival Cruises Photographed early in the morning from the arriving Aurora Photo Ian Boyle 7th April 2004 European Stars laid up at Barcelona following the financial problems of Festival Cruises Photographed early in the morning from the arriving Aurora Photo Ian Boyle 7th April 2004 European Stars laid up at Barcelona following the financial problems of Festival Cruises Photographed early in the morning from the arriving Aurora Photo Ian Boyle 7th April 2004 European Stars laid up at Barcelona Photographed from a local excursion vessel Photo Ian Boyle 7th April 2004 European Stars laid up at Barcelona Photographed from a local excursion vessel Photo Ian Boyle 7th April 2004 European Stars laid up at Barcelona Photographed from a local excursion vessel Photo Ian Boyle 7th April 2004 European Stars laid up at Barcelona with Aurora in the background Photographed

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  • Cruise Ship European Vision of Festival Cruises
    in 1999 Following the collapse of Festival European Vision was sold at auction to MSC Crociere in 2004 becoming the MSC Armonia European Vision details 58714 Gross Tons Length 251 2m 1506 Passengers 2119 max Crew 763 Sections on this Page European Vision Company Postcards Associated Pages Festival Cruise Line MSC Crociere Cruise Ship Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page European Vision Company Postcards Festival official card of European Vision Festival

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  • Cruise Ship - Starward - Bolero - Orient Queen of NCL, Festival Cruises, Louis Cruise Lines
    Caribbean islands She originally had a stern car door and garage space to take trailers particularly to Jamaica This space was later converted to cabins She is a sister to Skyward later Leisure World Starward was sold to Festival Cruises in 1994 becoming their second ship Bolero NCL official postcard of Starward Detail from an oversized NCL official card of Starward Skyward Southward A later oversized NCL official card of Starward Skyward Southward plus Sunward II NCL card of Starward published by Editions FISA of Barcelona serial 501 Later NCL oversized postcard of Starward This shows the later NCL colours Later NCL oversized postcard of Starward This shows the later NCL colours Bolero Festival 1994 Starward was sold to Festival Cruises in 1994 their second ship becoming the Bolero In 2000 Bolero was chartered to First Choice Cruises followed by charters to other travel companies Following the collapse of Festival Cruises Bolero became the Orient Queen of Orient Queen Shipping Festival official card of Bolero A later Festival official card of Bolero Festival official card of Bolero with The Azur Ramsey Postcards serial 90 of Bolero In year 2000 Festival chartered the Bolero to UK Operator First Choice during the summer This is an official First Choice card of Bolero The charter is not to be repeated in 2001 RMGS postcard of Bolero on charter to SCL Photo RMGS In 2002 Bolero was chartered to SCL Spanish Cruise Line She is seen here in Barcelona on 2nd September 2002 Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Barcelona 2nd September 2002 Photo Ian Boyle Barcelona 2nd September 2002 In 2004 Festival Cruises failed and Bolero 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

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  • NCL - Norwegian Cruise Line - Cruise Ship Postcards
    designed to operate on a new cruise ferry service from Southampton to Vigo Lisbon and Gibraltar her design being an enlarged version of the typical Scandinavian ferries being built at the time The new line was called Klosters Sunward Ferries being run by the long established Norwegian shipowners the Kloster family there is a K for Kloster logo on the dummy funnel Despite great promise the route was not a success and Sunward was moved to Miami to operate for Ted Arison later to form Carnival as Norwegian Caribbean Lines on sailings to Nassau The venture was so successful that additional ships were soon ordered The pioneering Sunward was sold to the French state owned ferry operator CGTM in 1972 entering service as the Ile de Beaute in 1973 In 1976 registered owners became Societe Nationale Corse Mediterranee SNCM but Ile de Beaute was sold the following year for use as the hotel ship Grand Flotel in Saudi Aradia A year later she pased to Saudi Maritime Transport Company Jeddah as the Saudi Moon I for a service Suez Aqaba Jeddah In 1984 she was sold to Sabah Maritime Services Co Jeddah In 1988 Saudi Moon I was sold Ocean Quest International New Orleans and renamed Ocean Spirit After rebuilding she undertook cruises on routes New Orleans Cozumel Belize Cancun and St Petersburg Belize Reef Cozumel Roaten Guanaja In 1990 Ocean Spirit was chartered to SeaEscape as the Scandinavian Song In 1991 93 Scandinavian Song was chartered to the Danish Cruise Line returning to SeaEscape briefly in 1993 on their Port Canaveral Freeport service She has since operated as Santiago de Cuba and The Empress for Empress Cruises Complete history of Sunward J Arthur Dixon postcard of Sunward issued for Southampton Vigo Lisbon Gibraltar service Starward NCL 1968 1994 Following the success of Sunward 1 two larger cruise ships were ordered the Starward and Skyward Starward was completed in 1968 by AG Weser of Bremerhaven for the Kloster subsidiary NCL Norwegian Caribbean Line later Norwegian Cruise Line She operated out of Miami on seven day cruises to the Caribbean islands She originally had a stern car door and garage space to take trailers particularly to Jamaica This space was later converted to cabins She is a sister to Skyward later Leisure World Starward was sold to Festival Cruises in 1994 becoming their second ship Bolero Complete history of Starward NCL official postcard of Starward Detail from an oversized NCL official card of Starward Skyward Southward NCL card of Starward published by Editions FISA of Barcelona serial 501 Two later NCL oversized postcards of Starward shown reduced in size to speed loading These show the later NCL colours Skyward NCL 1969 1991 Skyward was a sister to the Starward and was completed in 1969 by AG Weser of Bremerhaven She was sold in 1991 to Singapore owners receiving the subsequent names Shangrila World Asian World Fantasy World and Leisure World She operates under this last name for New Century Cruises in

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  • Simplon Ferries and Car Ferry Postcards
    Prins Filip sp1195 SOLD OUT P Marie Christine sp1196 SOLD OUT Jetfoil sp1197 Carola SOLD OUT sp1198 HAVELET Condor Ferries sp1199 SOLD OUT P Albert Wisteria etc sp1200 SUPERFERRY II sp1201 LION KING ex Isle of Innisfree sp1202 LION QUEEN ex Patricia sp1203 PS LA SUISSE sp1204 PS RHÔNE sp1205 ISLE OF ARRAN sp1206 BELARD sp1207 KING OF SCANDINAVIA sp1208 PRIDE OF PORTSMOUTH sp1209 OLAU HOLLANDIA sp1210 OLAU BRITANNIA sp1211 SPIRIT OF TASMANIA sp1212 ROSLAGEN sp1213 CORBIERE Tallink sp1214 CORBIERE Truckline sp1215 BALMORAL sp1216 SMYRIL sp1217 LION KING II ex Isle of Innisfree sp1218 LION KING ex Stena Nordica sp1219 STENA INVICTA sp1220 STENA FANTASIA sp1221 STENA EUROPE sp1222 STENA CHALLENGER sp1223 STENA CAMBRIA sp1224 KONINGIN BEATRIX sp1225 ROSEBAY sp1226 STENA JUTLANDICA 1996 sp1227 STENA EMPEREUR sp1228 KONINGIN BEATRIX sp1229 SEAFRANCE MONET sp1230 SEAFRANCE RENOIR sp1231 PANAGIA TINOU 2 sp1232 POSEIDON EXPRESS 2 sp1233 STENA NAUTICA sp1234 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE sp1235 LADY OF MANN sp1236 SOLD OUT HSS Stena Discovery sp1237 PS GLEN USK 1954 photo sp1238 HSS STENA DISCOVERY sp1239 RED EAGLE sp1240 RED OSPREY sp1241 NORRIS CASTLE sp1242 COWES CASTLE sp1243 ISLE OF INISHMORE sp1244 CLAYMORE sp1245 PRINS RICHARD sp1246 SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN sp1247 WAVERLEY sp1248 BALMORAL sp1249 EUROPEAN LEADER sp1250 NORSE LAGAN sp1251 JUPITER ex Color Viking sp1252 KING ORRY ex Saint Eloi sp1253 MOBY BLU ex FE2 sp1254 METHODIA II ex FE1 sp1255 PENELOPE A ex Horsa sp1256 NAIAS EXPRESS ex Ailsa Princess sp1257 EXPRESS APHRODITE sp1258 EPTANISOS ex Valencay sp1259 FINNCLIPPER sp1260 COMMODORE CLIPPER sp1261 CORSICA MARINA ex Stena Nautica sp1262 MOBY LOVE 2 ex St Eloi King Orry sp1263 PRIDE OF ROTTERDAM 2001 sp1264 PRIDE OF HULL 2001 sp1265 NORSUN sp1266 STENA BRITANNICA 2000 Alphabetical List of Ships Names sp1075 ALLGAU sp1047 APOLLO III 4 3 ARMORIQUE sp1109 ASK sp1152 Athena SOLD OUT sp1134 AURORA OF HELSINGBORG sp1191 BALMORAL sp1215 BALMORAL sp1248 BALMORAL sp1043 Balmoral SOLD OUT sp1091 Balmoral SOLD OUT sp1168 Balmoral SOLD OUT sp1184 Balmoral SOLD OUT sp1055 BAYARD sp1206 BELARD sp1023 BEN MY CHREE sp1138 BETULA sp1056 BOLERO 5 1 BRAEMAR sp1130 Bretagne SOLD OUT sp1183 Brightlingsea SOLD OUT sp1139 BUGANVILLA sp1067 CALEDONIA sp1197 Carola SOLD OUT sp1036 CELTIC PRIDE II sp1015 Champs Elysses SOLD OUT 1 5 CHAMPS ELYSEES sp1008 Channel Entente SOLD OUT sp1022 Channel Entente SOLD OUT sp1005 CHANNEL SEAWAY sp1016 Chartres SOLD OUT sp1096 Cinderella SOLD OUT 3 1 CLAYMORE sp1244 CLAYMORE sp1187 COLOR VIKING sp1260 COMMODORE CLIPPER sp1213 CORBIERE Tallink sp1214 CORBIERE Truckline sp1040 CORINTHIA sp1261 CORSICA MARINA ex Stena Nautica sp1031 COTE D AZUR sp1242 COWES CASTLE sp1189 CROWN OF SCANDINAVIA 5 4 DANA ANGLIA sp1098 Dana Cimbria SOLD OUT sp1025 DANA REGINA sp1182 DANA SCARLETT sp1121 Danmark SOLD OUT 4 2 DRAGON sp1178 DRONNING INGRID sp1092 DROTTNINGHOLM 4 4 DUC DE NORMANDIE sp1163 Duchess of Hamilton SOLD OUT sp1085 E Seaway SOLD OUT sp1058 Earl Sigurd SOLD OUT sp1058a Earl Sigurd reprint SOLD OUT sp1073 EARL WILLIAM sp1048 Edjern SOLD OUT sp1258 EPTANISOS ex Valencay sp1039 EUROPEAN ENDEAVOUR sp1116 EUROPEAN HIGHWAY sp1249 EUROPEAN LEADER sp1106 EUROPEAN

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  • Lineas Fred Olsen Ferry Postcards and Photographs
    Islands service Los Christianos San Sebastian as the Benchijigua 2 In 1994 she was renamed Bajamar and transferred to the Tenerife Agaete route In 1999 she was chartered to Acor Lines as Chachalote In 2001 she was sold to Philipines owners as Blessed Mother Unidentified postcard of Benchijigua 2 leaving San Sebastian de la Gomera in Ferry Gomera colours Postcard of Benchijigua 2 at San Sebastian de la Gomera in Ferry Gomera colours Postcard of Benchijigua 2 at San Sebastian de la Gomera in Ferry Gomera colours Enlarged image from the card shown above Official Lineas Fred Olsen postcard as Bajamar This photo was supplied by Lineas Fred Olsen Betancuria 2 1988 96 Betancuria 2 was purchased by Fred Olsen in 1988 ex Tungenes 1966 1974 ex Akraborg 1974 1984 ex Sunflower 1984 1988 and sold in 1996 She subsequently served as Cuidad de Melilla and Elisa B and I believe the vessel was lost some time after 1998 She was built in 1966 in Storviks Kristiansund Norway Prior to purchase she had served as the butter boat Sunflower on the German Baltic coast Sunshine Shipping Line Flensburg postcard of Sunflower later Betancuria Official Lineas Fred Olsen sticker of Betancuria Buganvilla 1992 2003 Buganvilla was built by Meyer Werft Germany in 1968 as the Betula for Scandinavian Ferry Lines Linjebuss service between Helsingor and Helsingborg She was sold to Lineas Fred Olsen in 1992 for the Corralejo Fuertaventura to Playa Blanca Lanzorote service She was replaced by fast ferry Bocayna Express in 2003 and sold for further service as Tarrafal of Cape Verde Islands operator Capeverdiana Simplon Postcards release sp1139 issued March 1993 of Buganvilla in Svendborg Denmark prior to delivery to Fred Olsen Photograph by Peter Therkildsen Official Lineas Fred Olsen postcard of Buganvilla Postcard of Lanzarote showing Buganvilla Scan Cees de Bijl Photo Lineas Fred Olsen Photo Lineas Fred Olsen Buganvilla off Playa Blanca Lanzarote Photo Ian Boyle December 2001 Photo Ian Boyle Playa Blanca Lanzarote December 2001 Photo Ian Boyle Playa Blanca Lanzarote December 2001 Bañaderos Barlavento 1994 2005 Bañaderos was built as the Townsend Thoresen ferry Viking Voyager in 1976 for the Felixstowe Zeebrugge service In 1986 she was transferred to the Portsmouth Cherbourg service and was renamed Pride of Cherbourg in 1989 She was sold in 1994 to Lineas Fred Olsen renamed Bañaderos and placed on the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Agaete service In 1999 she was renamed Barlavento and transferred to the Los Cristianos Santa Cruz de la Palma Valverde routes Barlavento was replaced by the delayed Benchijigua Express 3 in 2005 and was the last conventional ferry in Lineas Fred Olsen service She was sold to Greek operator Saos Ferries A complete history of this ship is available on this link Official Lineas Fred Olsen postcard of Bañaderos Photo Lineas Fred Olsen Photo Lineas Fred Olsen Benchijigua Express with the old Benchijigua and Barlavento in La Gomera Photo Lineas Fred Olsen Benchijigua 3 Betancuria 3 1994 2002 Benchijigua 3 was built in 1974

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