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Fate of the old Star Princess


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The Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet auction is over, with ships heading to new owners or to scrap, and the values have finally been revealed as buyers were able to get cruise ships for pennies on the dollar during the sealed bidding process.



Built: 1988
Tonnage: 63,500
Capacity: 1,400 Guests
Buyer: Seajets
Sales Price: $5,321,000
History: Built in 1988, the Columbus was originally ordered by Sitmar Cruises as the Fair Majesty. While still under construction, the company was sold to Princess Cruises, who took over its operation, and the ship then became the Star Princess. After nearly a decade sailing for Princess, the vessel was transferred to P&O Cruises UK as the Arcadia in 1997. She then spent time with both Ocean Village and P&O Australia before joining CMV in 2017.



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We also sailed on the Star Princess in 1992 for our 25th anniversary.  This was also our first cruise.  Many fond memories of that cruise.   We still have the dining room menus from that cruise.


Enjoyed viewing the current pictures of this ship.


The Whip

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