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Scandinavian World

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    Bergen op Zoom Netherlands
  • Interests
    Passengerships 1940 to 1990
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    CMV Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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  1. @alikaalex Here some deck plans from the beauty: SOUTHWARD 1974: SOUTHWARD 1991: unfortunately she lost her cinema after sales 1995 rebuilding to SEAWING PERLA 2005: and a beauty picture as PERLA in Louis Cruise Line colors:
  2. Hello annnmarie, Here is a short bio of GRUZIYA until 2003. https://web.itu.edu.tr/bilgili/Ships/soviet/blasco/gruziya/gruziya.htm After bankrupty of the Dutch Club Cruise company she got sold to Salamis Cruise Lines for whom she sailed until now (2020) as SALAMIS FILOXENIA for short cruises from Cyprus. https://www.salamiscruiselines.com/ Plans as built 1975: Plans actual:
  3. Here are plans from 1968, 1970 and 1991 from STARWARD one of the pioneers of modern cruising 1968 1970 1991
  4. Interesting report: The Rise and Fall of Regency Cruises https://crociereuk.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/the-rise-and-fall-of-regency-cruises/
  5. As the President Roosevelt: As totally rebuilt Atlantis - running mate for Amerikanis for Chandris America Lines
  6. here some deck plans of the ship during her metamorphosis: As La Guardia: As the Leilani:
  7. Here two higher resolution pictures of deck plans of "Jamaica Queen" and as "Nili"
  8. Hi Thomas, "City of Rhodes" was the biggest ship of Cycladic Cruises. She was before named "33 Orientales" - an Argentinian coastal ferry which operates for Empresa Flota Fluvial del Estado Argentino on the La Plata River service between Paraguay - Argentina - Uruguay. Here you can see pictures of her and her lifespan on the latin website: https://www.histarmar.com.ar/BuquesMercantes/Marina Mercante Argentina/Pasaje/33Orientales.htm a deck plan as "City of Rhodos", as you traveled on her: best regards Frank
  9. For all Chandris Lines & Chandris Cruises fans - nice Magazin (Ulkomatala Shipping Magazin) of all the Chandris passenger ships. Unfortunately in finnish language, but the pictures alone is worth to watch! http://ulkomatala.net/magazine/UM_2015-6.pdf enjoy Frank UM_2015-6.pdf
  10. Hi mjrtar, here you can read why Cuba got banned by the Trump administration: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/cuba-cruise-travel-ban/index.html also the Greek Celeystial Cruises who had offered Cuba cruises every winterseason - didn´t operate anymore in this area. Think they don´t want to get problems for their US summer sale business of Greek cruises to Americans. The only one ship I knew who operates from/to Cuba ist the cozy cruiseship MS "BERLIN" from Geman operator FTI Kreuzfahrten until March 2020. The actual brochure here: http://netcat2.kolb-digital.de/fti_cruises_MS_Berlin_2020_0319/19_20Wi_MS_Berlin.pdf Flights from New York actual direct to Cuba are available from United Airlines, Swiss, Air Canada and Jet Blue, but I don´t know the travel restrictions perhaps for US Citizen. Best regards Frank 19_20Wi_MS_Berlin.pdf
  11. Hi LLeon, Fairsky operated together with Fairstar exclusively cruises for the Australian market at this time. (1977) As a superb outfitted “emigrant carrier” she was ideal suited for budget cruises from Australia and was very popular together with her running mate Fairstar. A good shipreport about the Fairsky here: https://ssmaritime.com/sitmar2.htm and the detailed end here: https://ssmaritime.com/sitmar-fairsky-june-1977.htm Unfortunately I started collecting Sitmar Brochures from 1976 for the North American market and from 1979 for the Australian market so I don´t have any schedule for your planed Fairsky cruise 1977. In the “Endreport” they mentioned she was on a cruise between Darwin and Singapore. Unfortunately too, Sitmar never replaced her with another ship and CTC Lines fill the gap with chartered Soviet Liners in the Australian high seasons. The next planed Fairsky´s – (ex Principe Perfeito - which never got rebuilt – and the newbuilding) where planed both for the North American market – left Fairstar a lonesome runner down under. Best Regards Frank copyright deckplan Fairsky by SSMaritime
  12. her a picture from the net - at the near end at her career as "LAVIA"
  13. The funny thing with the "Victoria" was when Chandris bought her 1975. Chandris was interrested in the "Gripsholm" but got overbid by Karageorgis. They bid also for the "Victoria" and got her - the aspect for bidding was - using only the furniture of the "Victoria" for following use for their other cruiseships and Chandris Leisurehotels in Greece - selling the rest for scrap! After better inspection - they decide against this plans and put the "Victoria" in their cruise business for Chandris as "The Victoria". She ran for Chandris 19 years from 1975 until 1994 and following also for Louis Cruises additional remarkable 10 years She was a real gem in the Chandris fleet!
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