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My late older brother was the consummate model-maker. This paper model in the display box shown here is of the first ship we were ever aboard as kids, he somehow found a European manufacturer and put this together. Now that nearly a half-century has passed since we cruised to the Bahamas out of South Beach, I've started a little collection limited to only the ships on which I've personally set foot. Two more are on the way as I write this, the Oceanic/Big Red Boat and the ship in the paper model--the ms Rustringen/Calypso Liner/Lucaya Queen/Carib Queen/Fiesta. I tried like hell to buy one from NCL a couple of days after my Pearl cruise. Fat chance. Now I've learned: if you don't get it when you're on the ship, it's gonna cost you a whole lot more later.

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Welcome to the Ship Model Collector's Club. I found three of mine on Ebay and two on 1250.ships.com 


Although I haven't been collecting them very long, it's really fun to hunt down the rarer ones and, of course, to buy them aboard.  This is my most recent addition, Dec. 2019, taking her place between Liberty of the Seas and Song of America. 


Good luck!FB_IMG_1576591729647.thumb.jpg.eaa97aec9753487eae1b68c92cd0558c.jpg

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37 minutes ago, Bailey Boy said:

3 foot long wooden Carnival Glory for sale if anyone is interested if anyone is interested??


Hhhhmmm. I was aboard her last year and bought the authorized model. I might be interested in yours. Would you post a picture of it, maybe two or three showing various angles? 

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I have some nice models, none are for sale though as they were cruises my parents did or ones I bought or were gifts from friends. I have:

1. MS Skyward : Norwegian Caribbean Line

2. MS Southward: Norwegian Caribbean Line

3. Costa Concordia: Costa (still with the original box and a photo of the ship on it's side from when she had the disaster, I'm including a photo of this model in this post)

4. Caribbean Princess: Princess Cruises

5. Celebrity Solstice (Signed)

6. Majesty and Sovereign Of The Seas: Royal Caribbean (Both models are metal on stone bases, if you'd like to see photos, i'll post them happily)

7. Scandivanian Sun: SeaEscape (Line name)

8. MS Prinsendam: Holland America (Porcelain)

9. Sun Viking: Royal Caribbean (Porcelain)

10. Song Of Norway: Royal Caribbean

11. Costa Europa: Costa (Pewter model on wood base)

12. Crystal Symphony: Crystal Cruises

13. Atlantic: Premier Cruise Line (with the red hulls)

14. Tropicale: Carnival

15. Norwegian Dawn, Gem, Spirit, Escape, Epic

16. Adventure Of The Seas: Royal Caribbean

17. Celebrity Infinity: Celebrity

18. Costa Fortuna: Costa

19. Celebrity Equinox: Celebrity

20. Celebrity Constellation

21. Grand Princess: Princess (Inaugural, as it says 1998 Inaugural on the base)

22. Nieuw Amsterdam: HAL

23. Explorer Of The Seas: Royal Caribbean


*If wish to see photos of any of the others, please let me know





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