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Scandinavian World

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About Scandinavian World

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Bergen op Zoom Netherlands
  • Interests
    Passengerships 1940 to 1990
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    CMV Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
  1. her a picture from the net - at the near end at her career as "LAVIA"
  2. 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!
  3. Tropicale was the prototype for the following 3 near sisters Holiday, Jubilee and Celebration. Carnival until there used second hand - ex liner tonnage - a lot of old fashioned liner facilities was found on Tropicale like a classic glass enclosed Promenade Deck or the Dining Room down on the waterline to make the difference layout to Mardi Gras, Carnivale and Festivale not so serious. Traveled on her 1994 as Costa Tropicale - she will remember me as a wonderfull "new classic" ship. Minimum cabin size 17m2 - every cabin with TV set - and all outside cabins had big windows. Sad she is not more on the western market travelling since years for peaceboat org
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