This brochure is circa 1968.
Her profile tells me that she is a mid sized transatlantic liner that has been converted into a cruise ship........but which one?
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Another interesting artifact on the Nili thanks to ebay. Unfortunately it sold just a few days before I found this thread I would have loved to have this. It also sold for quite a high price and had NINE bidders.UNBELIEVABLE! That seller is my local Ocean Liner Memorabilia Dealer
UNBELIEVABLE! That seller is my local Ocean Liner Memorabilia Dealer
I should have asked if he had anything Nili related before this!
Who knows when something like this will come up again?
More interesting stuff. Funny I'm finding more about the Nili doing a Bing search than a Google search...Interesting stuff, indeed!
Interesting stuff, indeed!I have never been on the Sunward but I have traveled on its sort of sister ship the Southward that was a very nice boat.
The gist of this seems to be that a big Advertising Agency publicized the "Jamaica Queen" under the assumption that Arison was an Agent of the Israeli conglomerate that owned the Nili.
When they billed Arison, after the work was done, they learned that he had only chartered the ship.
The Admen went to court, asking that the revenue that the ship earned in the Caribbean be used to pay for their services BEFORE any of it was used to pay the Israeli Mortgages that had financed the construction of the ship.
This proposed interuption of the revenue stream violated the forclosure clause in the mortgages, so the state of Israel requested that the Jamaica Queen be arrested to protect their collateral.
Exit Jamaica Queen, enter Sunward
I've received some emails indicating that the cruise line which ran the Jamaica Queen was either called Continental Cruise Line or Continental Cruises.Notice on this leaflet and the one I have also, the blue funnel stripe has been inked over and the SomerFin "S" replaced with a Weston "W". These leaflets must have been Arison's and Continental Cruises sent them out to be re touched with the new owners markings.
There is also talk that Jamaica Queen might have been sailing on behalf of National Airlines as part of their Fly and Save Vacation packages.
Still no word on which ship the Queen was converted from, however.
I found this on www.Timetableimages.com, but not much else......
Notice on this leaflet and the one I have also, the blue funnel stripe has been inked over and the SomerFin "S" replaced with a Weston "W". These leaflets must have been Arison's and Continental Cruises sent them out to be re touched with the new owners markings.The saga of this ship is a fascinating and convoluted story.