Where is the Emerald Seas?

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#1
Upstate New York
8,774 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
We sailed on the Emerald Seas in the early 80's when it was owned by Eastern Steamship Co. I know that the ship went to Admiral, but where is it now? We have lots of great memories of that ship.

Katie
#2
Sugar Land, Texas
742 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
Emerald Seas - shamelessly stolen from Maritime matters. She doesn't appear to have been scrapped yet, but she is rumored to be destined for the breakers.
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Last cruise: Equinox Western Dec.2010
Next cruise Constellation Sept.2011
After that: Who knows?
#3
Upstate New York
8,774 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Thanks so much for the site. It was really interesting. I haven't ever known the history of a ship I had been on as most of them were new ones. Thanks again.

Katie
#4
Daytona Beach
230 Posts
Joined Sep 2004
i was on the ship 4 times in thelate80s early 90s, boy we had fun. still have all my papers on it. I was told it is to be a floating hotel and or it is for sale.
#5
Central Florida
7,014 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
We too sailed many, many times aboard the Emerald Seas. One of the things we always found fasinating, was the fact that there were probably no two cabins alike. Once you found a really good, big one, you always tried to get the same one again, because you never knew what you'd get if you took "pot luck" on cabin assignment! Great memorys aboard the Seas, and also the old Flavia!

Happy sailing
Ken
#6
Lisle, IL
101 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
The Emerald Sea's was beached recently in Alang, India. This report come directly from Kumar Steal in India. She is in the process of being stripped of her furnishings.
#8
FL
14,424 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
I worked for Eastern Steamship Lines when they had the Emerald Seas. It is so tru about the cabins and I think I had one of every type and we were aboard many, many times.

She was a good product for her time and I personally miss the smaller ships!
#9
Charlotte, NC
4,554 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
Our first cruise, and second, was on the Emerald Seas. I loved that ship, maybe because it was our first. I had asked the same question a few years ago and someone posted all this history about her. It may have been before the boads switched over so you may not be able to do a search on it to find it, but I miss that ship, too.

You know it initially was a WWII trooper carrier!
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Past & Upcoming Cruises
Admiral Cruises Emerald Seas ~ 1990 & 1991
Carnival Destiny ~ 2007
Carnival Ecstasy ~ 2017
Carnival Fantasy ~ 1993, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Carnival Liberty ~ 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 (2X),
Carnival Paradise ~ 2003
Carnival Triumph ~ 2003, 2004
Celebrity Century ~ 2002
Celebrity Horizon ~ 2005
Celebrity Reflection ~ 2016
Celebrity Summit ~ 2009
Crown Princess ~ 2009, 2015
Dolphin Cruise Lines Dolphin ~ 1992
Golden Princess ~ 2006, 2011
Norwegian Norway ~ 2001
Norwegian Pride of America ~ 2007
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas ~ 2015, 2016
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas ~ 2013
Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas ~ 1998, 1999, 2000
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas ~ 2010, 2017
Star Princess ~ 2005
#10
Upstate New York
8,774 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Seems as though we all enjoyed that ship. I think you are right about the memories. It sure was a lot of fun.

Katie
#11
386 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
First cruise for DH, SIL, BIL, and myself. We thought the ship was huge! LOL We partied hard, and got a taste of conch. What an adventure. Didn't know the cabins were different. We had one with four berths and a very large picture window, we thought it was the best.
#12
NJ
123 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
I remember the Emerald Seas in 1992 - I was on my very first cruise -- with my parents and my aunt.
I thought it was a beautiful ship.
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Cruise History

NCL Pearl: 06/28/15 (Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria BC)
RCC Jewel of the Seas: 05/03/14 (St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados)
Carnival Liberty: 07/07/07 (Costa Rica, Panama, Costa Maya)
Carnival Valor: 07/31/05 (Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten)

Carnival Fantasy: 12/03/00 (Nassau, Freeport)
Admiral Cruises SS Emerald Seas: 07/92 (Nassau, Freeport, Coco Cay)

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#13
Jensen Beach, Florida
952 Posts
Joined Sep 2001
Isn't that funny how we all have different memories. We sailed her and the sister ship Azure Seas when they were part of the admiral fleet.
#14
New Jersey USA
736 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Emerald Seas was our first cruise.It was one classy ship owned by a classy
cruise line.
We also were on the Azore Seas when Admiral Cruise line took it over what fond memories we have of those two cruise ships.Now it is megaliners and
thousands of passengers on a one week vacation I'm not altogether sure if bigger does make it better.But small ship big ship as long as it is a ship it's the way to travel and see a lot of this world without a lot packing and unpacking and thats for me.
emmylou
#15
Delmarva, USA
1,125 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Our first cruise was on Emerald Seas! We were celebrating a special anniversary. In Coco Cay, the weather became so bad the tenders had to come in early- and we were pretty scared coming back to the ship. What was so fascinating was the staff were the entertainers for the cruise. The CD was Kirk Detweiler, now with RCCL ( although his bio doesn't mention that) We thought we had found the best way to take a vacation and continue to cruise as often as possible!
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#17
Upstate New York
8,774 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
OneFunnyGirl,
This was the most interesting piece of information I have read on the Emerald Seas. It's really funny, because the Emerald was the third cruise I sailed on. I sailed on many of her cruises and then switched to Celebrity. This line was also owned by Chandris, thus the huge X on the stacks. Celebrity was sold to Royal Caribbean, as was the Emerald Seas. Funny how things go around. Thanks so much for the info.

Katie
#18
FL
14,424 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Originally posted by Bell Ringer
Our first cruise was on Emerald Seas! We were celebrating a special anniversary. In Coco Cay, the weather became so bad the tenders had to come in early- and we were pretty scared coming back to the ship. What was so fascinating was the staff were the entertainers for the cruise. The CD was Kirk Detweiler, now with RCCL ( although his bio doesn't mention that) We thought we had found the best way to take a vacation and continue to cruise as often as possible!
Kirk was on AOS last year and I knew I remembered him from somewhere!
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143 cruises since 1964, 15 on the river.
Looking forward to:
MS Joy - Magic of Advent, December 2017

Amadeus Silver III, May 2018
AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018
Scenic Eclipse, April, 2019

Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017

Recent cruises:
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
#19
Michigan
36 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
I am sad to hear that she is gone. My family sailed her 13 times in the early-mid 80's. Many of the staff knew us by name, and the ship was like a giant clubhouse to a pre-teen boy. I have sailed many of former NCL ships as well and they seem to have much more sense of 'adventure' than the newer era ships.
#20
Ellington, Connecticut, USA
666 Posts
Joined Jun 2000
Emerald Seas was our first cruise and we were hooked!!! It was our first time away from the kids and we had such a good time!! The TA convinced us to try cruising and it was great!! We had paid $250pp for ROH and had a great room. The floor though did warp downward and we did have a port hole!!!!We are now hopelessly addicted to cruising and will be sailing on our 8th cruise in April.

Barbara