Cruising in 1980's

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#1
356 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Does anyone know some ships that went out of New York back in the early to mid 80's to Bermuda? I was about 5 years old and went on a family cruise back then and still have some pictures. Nobody in the family remembers the name of the ship although my sister said she thinks it was called the Atlantic. Thanks!
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Home Lines Atlantic 1985
Celebrity Horizon 1992
NCL Dawn 07/03
NCL Dawn 03/04
NCL Dawn 06/04
Mariner of the Seas 05/05
Voyager of the Seas 09/05
NCL Spirit 03/06
Explorer of the Seas 07/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/08
Caribbean Princess 04/09
Carnival Liberty 10/09
Explorer of the Seas 05/10
Norwegian Jewel 02/11
Carnival Valor 02/12
Norwegian Gem 01/13
Norwegian Gem 07/13
Carnival Splendor 09/13
Norwegian Breakaway 02/14
Explorer of the Seas 06/14
Norwegian Sun 01/15
Norwegian Sky 01/16
Carnival Liberty 01/17
#3
26,199 Posts
Joined May 2000
Sounds like one of the Home Lines ships which later became Premier Cruise Line's Starship Atlantic. It was built in 1982 so the time period seems to fit.
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#4
356 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by negc
Sounds like one of the Home Lines ships which later became Premier Cruise Line's Starship Atlantic. It was built in 1982 so the time period seems to fit.
Well my sister is swearing it was the atlantic so I guess your right! I can't seem to find much on the web about this ship.
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Home Lines Atlantic 1985
Celebrity Horizon 1992
NCL Dawn 07/03
NCL Dawn 03/04
NCL Dawn 06/04
Mariner of the Seas 05/05
Voyager of the Seas 09/05
NCL Spirit 03/06
Explorer of the Seas 07/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/08
Caribbean Princess 04/09
Carnival Liberty 10/09
Explorer of the Seas 05/10
Norwegian Jewel 02/11
Carnival Valor 02/12
Norwegian Gem 01/13
Norwegian Gem 07/13
Carnival Splendor 09/13
Norwegian Breakaway 02/14
Explorer of the Seas 06/14
Norwegian Sun 01/15
Norwegian Sky 01/16
Carnival Liberty 01/17
#6
356 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
I don't think this ship was built in the 80's. It looks like it was refitted a bunch on times and was built before 80's.
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Home Lines Atlantic 1985
Celebrity Horizon 1992
NCL Dawn 07/03
NCL Dawn 03/04
NCL Dawn 06/04
Mariner of the Seas 05/05
Voyager of the Seas 09/05
NCL Spirit 03/06
Explorer of the Seas 07/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/08
Caribbean Princess 04/09
Carnival Liberty 10/09
Explorer of the Seas 05/10
Norwegian Jewel 02/11
Carnival Valor 02/12
Norwegian Gem 01/13
Norwegian Gem 07/13
Carnival Splendor 09/13
Norwegian Breakaway 02/14
Explorer of the Seas 06/14
Norwegian Sun 01/15
Norwegian Sky 01/16
Carnival Liberty 01/17
#8
356 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by brn2crz
OK,sorry ..seriously...Is this it.
Oh...nevermind,you already tried that

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/AtlanticPCs.html
Yes!!! Thats what I'm looking at now. I'm looking at the same thing. Thats the ship!!! Thank you everyone! I was 5 when I was on the ship so I really don't remember it. It's amazing how far the cruise industry has come.
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Home Lines Atlantic 1985
Celebrity Horizon 1992
NCL Dawn 07/03
NCL Dawn 03/04
NCL Dawn 06/04
Mariner of the Seas 05/05
Voyager of the Seas 09/05
NCL Spirit 03/06
Explorer of the Seas 07/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/07
Explorer of the Seas 10/08
Caribbean Princess 04/09
Carnival Liberty 10/09
Explorer of the Seas 05/10
Norwegian Jewel 02/11
Carnival Valor 02/12
Norwegian Gem 01/13
Norwegian Gem 07/13
Carnival Splendor 09/13
Norwegian Breakaway 02/14
Explorer of the Seas 06/14
Norwegian Sun 01/15
Norwegian Sky 01/16
Carnival Liberty 01/17
#9
26,199 Posts
Joined May 2000
The latest information that I have on the Atlantic is that it is sailing as the MSC Melody. You might try googling that name or MSC Cruiselines
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#10
33 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
The Home lines ships that I sailed on were the Atlantic and the Homeric.
They sailed to Bermuda in the 80's. My son was 2 years old when he first cruised with us.
I believe the Homeric was sold to Cunard and renamed the Westerdam.
Out to Sea was shot on the Westerdam
Happy Memories!!!
Happy Sailing!!
Bruce
#11
Home of the OKC THUNDER
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Joined Aug 2002
I sailed on the Nordic Prince out of NY in the mid to late 80's to Bermuda on a 7 night cruise.........one of only 3 ships RC had.......boy how times have changed
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#12
The EMPIRE State
24,693 Posts
Joined Jun 2000
Geez. She looked just like the Oceanic when I first opened that up.

I used to go to NY harbor watching grandparents and parents take their cruises (without us, of course. But I'm overcompensating now ).

It was interesting years later finding two ships completely made over from when I was on them for their Bon Voyage parties.

The Norway, all blue, with those famous smokestacks, while driving on the causeway over to Miami. I had to pull over. I hadn't known she was even still around.

And the Oceanic, all red and white, as we pulled into Nassau. I had to stare at her a while, before finally saying that was her, and then finally seeing the name.
#13
Bucks County, PA
76 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
We actually sailed on the Atlantic in the late summer of 1986 on our honeymoon cruise from New York to Bermuda. We loved the Italian crew and the food seemed terribly (but wonderfully) exotic to us two from the Connecticut suburbs. We had a tiny little room with a porthole window. I think we were 4 days in Bermuda, half at St. George and half in Hamilton. It was a great trip - thanks for the nostaglic look back!