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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6880 times:

Having just returned from escorting a fam-trip / seminar at sea onboard Marco Polo, thought it would be interesting to see who has sailed or visited what.

Marco Polo was great. So much better than i thought. Sometimes, I dont need 15 restaurants or rock - climbing walls. Just good food and wine, great service, a comfortable bed, and interesting places to visit, in this case, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Klaipeda (Lithuania), Ronne (Denmark) and Copenhagen. I love the teak decks, the fact it was a "real ship" with slightly sloping decks, and that it has probably sailed round the world more times than I have had hot dinners. Yes the age on board was pretty old, but there were a few "young-uns" on board so the Charleston Lounge was the nightclub until the small hours most nights!

I want pictures though.. lots of pictures. Apologies in advance to dial-up users, but I want to see where people have been (oo-er!)

So, my picture-fest is as follows:

Marco Polo

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Dawn (with her "smile")

Norwegian Sun

P&O Aurora

Disney Magic

Thomson Sapphire

Thomson Emerald

Thomson Topaz

Thomson Spirit

P&O Oriana

RCI Freedom of the Seas

Fred Olsen Braemar

Think thats it. Now your turn.


All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6875 times:

Yorktown Clipper


R2 and R3
These ships have been bought since Renaissance demise post 9/11, Princess has some and Oceania has some (as does Pullmantur). They look like Pacific and Tahitian Princess, so I'll give you the Princess web site for reference:

Sea Princess (glad Princess got her back from P&O  biggrin  )

Sun Princess

Grand Princess

SS Monterey
Matson Lines - she's long gone . . .
SS Mariposa
Also Matson Lines - she's Monterey's sister ship . . .

Also long gone - to the breakers at Alang . . .

Princess Patricia
Princess Patricia (2) 1949 1963 converted for Alaska cruising, 1966 chartered to Princess cruises for Los Angeles - Acapulco service.

Prince George
Can't seem to find much on this ship - I do know it retired and was moored in Vancouver (I think) for conversion to a floating hotel, caught fire and was scrapped . . . early 1970s.

Princess Louise
Princess Louise (2) 1921 1964 sold to Shoreline Holdings, Vancouver, converted to hotel and restaurant.

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

Royal Clipper (copy of the old clipper ships - 5 masts a real beauty)
Star Clipper - 170 passenger sailing vessel
Carnival - Tropicale, Ecstasy, Jubilee, and Valor
Holland American Amstedam
Costa Mediterranea'
Dolphin IV
RCL Sovereign of the Seas

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3355 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6849 times:


-Carnival Victory



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

Quoting BananaBoY (Thread starter):
Which Cruise Ships Have You Been On?

Food isn't quite as good and you'll get court martialled for grabbin a girl's ass, but otherwise a lovely time. Big grin

Crye me a river
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3355 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6837 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 4):

CVN-72: The "Abraham Lincoln"?

"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6833 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 5):
CVN-72: The "Abraham Lincoln"?

Right you are.  checkmark 

Crye me a river
User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6817 times:

P&O - Pride of Dover (Dover-Calais and back)

Some high speed thingy from Weymouth to Jersey and back that made me sick Sad

Do they count?

User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6810 times:

Celebrity Zenith - Needed to be retired or seriously refurbished.
Royal Carribean Explorer - Very nice.
Norwegian Sun - Okay.


User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6793 times:

MV Azur x1 (Ex Festival Cruise Lines . Company now bankrupt)

MV Bolero x1 (Same as above, ship was leased to First Choice holidays)

MS Seawing x 5 (Left Mytravel fleet)

M/V Aegean 1 x1

TSS The Topaz x7 (Left Thomson fleet, whereabouts unknown. Apparently it was gonna be turned into a gambling ship and sailed out where it was legal to gamble as in the country its in, it wasnt.)

The Carousel x1 (Left MyTravel fleet)

The Emerald x1 (Still with Thomsons)

Michael Lermentov (sp) x1 (Sunk off the coast of new zealand)

Azerbiijaan x1

MV The Destiny x1

MV Spirit x1

Island Escape x1

Island Star x1

Fred Olsens Black Prince x1

'' '' Black Watch x1

Island Breeze (ex Thomsons) x1

Amerikanis x1 (Out of commission a long time ago, status now unknown)

Costa Europa

Not bad for a 19yr old eh Big grin i sure do love my cruises  Smile

User currently offlineAdamTStarFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6791 times:

How was the island escape? Im booked on a cruise on that this month, have heard that is a good ship to start of your cruises on? Never been on one before!
Any feedback would be cool, if u can differentiate between all the cruises you have been on!

Best wishes,

User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1683 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

I have taken one cruise--in 2001 on Carnival's Fascination.

In June 2001, Mom and I took a mother-son bonding trip to Florida (which included a 3-night Carnival cruise to the Bahamas), courtesy of a promotion by a timeshare company (RCI) who operates in Florida. We flew TWA (DAY-STL-MCO) roundtrip, spent a few days in Orlando and then a few days in Fort Lauderdale before boarding our ship, Fascination, at the Carnival pier in the Port of Miami.

Mom and I had a great time aboard Fascination, and had an interesting table waiter in the Sensation restaurant and interesting tablemates. We have a photo album full of photos from the trip, and I have the most unusual photo--a photo of me taken next to a feather-clad Vegas-style show girl!

(Ever heard of RCI? They operate promotional sweepstakes prize trips to Florida, where they try to sell you a timeshare condominium on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. We won one of those trips, and they tried to sell me a timeshare!)

Usually, our family "cruise" is a canoe trip down the channels at Chain-O'-Lakes State Park in Indiana!  wink 


[Edited 2006-07-01 22:57:20]

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6754 times:

Quoting AdamTStarFlyer (Reply 10):
How was the island escape? Im booked on a cruise on that this month, have heard that is a good ship to start of your cruises on? Never been on one before!

Well its kinda 'informal' for those people who dont want to dress up, we found it bad as everything basically came at a charge, even to eat in the proper a la carte restaurant which was a disgrace.
We wouldnt go on that, nor the Ocean Village as they are informal, and we pay the same price for cruises that include everything.

End of the day its up to you which you choose, i myself, prefer the more formal ships which include everything, and you get what you pay for, rather than having to pay extra for things that with other ships, you get included

All the best

User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6746 times:

Ahh the M/V Funchal too, horrible tiny ship which nearly sank when i was on it due to sailing in the bay of biscay when it was a force 12 sea with 20 meter high waves, purely a miracle how it didnt go down!

User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6741 times:

Royal Caribbean

Jewel of the Seas (12 night Scandinavia and Russia cruise, July 2005)

Harwich - At Sea - Oslo - Copenhagen - At Sea - Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Ptersburg x 2 - Tallinn - At Sea - At Sea - Harwich

This was an awesome vacation, especially since my family used miles to fly Virgin Atlantic Upper Class JFK-LHR round-trip, and we spent a few days in London before the actual cruise. My dad also knew the captain, so we got a few perks as well. Can you say free wine and a trip up to the bridge as we sailed out of Tallinn?  bigthumbsup 


Constellation (7 night Southern Caribbean, March 2003)

San Juan - Catalina Island/Casa de Campo - At Sea - Barbados - St. Lucia - Antigua - St. Thomas - San Juan


Sensation (7 night Eastern Caribbean Christmas Cuise, December 1997 I think)

Miami - At Sea - San Juan - St. Thomas - St. Marteen - At Sea - At Sea - Miami

Actually, I have been on a lot more ships than that too. My dad is a Harbour Pilot in Key West, Florida, so were were regularly invited by the captains of the the ships to come on board while it was in port to get a tour of the ship, eat, and look around on our own. I have boarded RCCL, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Disney, and Norwegian ships, just to name a few. There were many that I didn't want to get off...  Wink


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

Not that many...

M.V. City of Mykonos - Sep 90 - Piraeus-Port Said-Ashdod-Rhodes-Kusadasi-Mykonos-Piraeus

Caledonian Star - Nov 94 - Auckland-Bay of Islands-Raoul Island-Tongatapu-Vava'u-Apia-Wallis-Futuna-Labasa-Suva

Bali Sea Dancer - Feb 97 - Bali-Sumbawa-Komodo-Lombok-Bali

M.S. Narvik - Aug 04 - Svolvaer-Tromso

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 4):
Food isn't quite as good and you'll get court martialled for grabbin a girl's ass, but otherwise a lovely time.

Gee, the Love Boat could use a coat of paint, but at least they went ahead and installed that flight deck. So much more convenient for the guest stars  Smile

User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6707 times:

Anybody ever sailed with MSC Cruises, specifically the Armonia? If so, how was it?

'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9621 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6701 times:

Quoting BananaBoY (Thread starter):
P&O Aurora

Substitute Aurora with Canberra in the same location and that's my experience. I didn't go anywhere, I just spent a day on board on a school trip while it was berthed at the Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong in 1970.

User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 697 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

My first cruise was on Aegean Dolphin. Don't remember much about it, except that my mum and I were trapped in an elevator for hours due to a power outage!

Later, I went on a good part of Costa's fleet 1992-1997:

Eugenio Costa 2x (Greek Islands - from Venice)
Daphne(Spain, Morocco, Canary Islands - from Genoa)
Costa Allegra 3x (Norwegian Fjords up to the Svalbard Islands, and Baltic Sea, all from Amsterdam)
Costa Classica (Greek Islands - from Venice)
Costa Riviera (Eastern Mediterranean Sea - leaving from Savona)

I haven't been on a cruise ship in 10 years now!


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6689 times:
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Carnival Spirit

Dawn Princess

Celebrity Millenium

Celebrity Zenith

Celebrity Constellation


User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6678 times:

Norwegian Pride of Hawaii (Hawaii)

Norwegian Windstar (Alaska)

Celebrity Zenith (Caribbean)

I embarked on the Pride of Hawaii's 3rd commercial trip about 2 weeks ago. It was great a brand new ship with a few good amenities. The guys over at Norwegian were kind enough to allow us to see the Mexico-Argentina game in a bar where they have a big screen. We were 10 Mexicans out of 2200 passengers.



It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3698 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6672 times:

- Zenith 94'
- Century 97'

Royal Carribbean:
- Monarch of the Seas 99'

- Seabourn Spirit 03'

-USS Yorktown 00 ish'

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6648 times:

Celebrity Horizon

Holland America Zuiderdam (twice)

RCL Serenade of the Seas

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6625 times:

Coral Princess

Docked in Juneau

I forget where this is...

God, that was the best vacation. Was our first cruise- perfect destination & perfect ship! Service was impeccable. Never thought I'd enjoy a cruise (or Alaska) that much. Want to go again so bad!

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6621 times:

Quoting Notar520AC (Reply 23):
Docked in Juneau


You're docked in SKAGWAY, ALASKA in that photo. Zip Code 99840. Telephone prefix: 907-983   

How do I know . . . .well, ermmm, I grew up there.

Please note the famous White Pass and Yukon Train to the extreme left of the photo . . . the paint on the rocks on the hillside just above the train are the names and crests of Cruise Ships and lines that stop in Skagway. The ship is moored at the White Pass dock . . .

I am really glad you enjoyed the trip to Alaska . . . we have a beautiful place here . . . I, for one, enjoy sharing it . . .

[Edited 2006-07-04 07:20:30]

25 AFC_Ajax00 : I've only ever been on the QE2 for 1 night and a day, departing from the cruiseship piers in NYC. The ship basically just had to leave US Coastal wate
26 Post contains images ANCFlyer :
27 Myt332 : I hate boats with a passion so I don't intend to go on any cruises, ever. I too have been on this dam thing, early morning crossing with high school i
28 Eaglekeeper101 : Carnival Cruise Lines... Mardi Gras - Caribbean ('82) Tropicale - Mexican Riviera ('85) coming on 6 August... Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Wind -
29 Post contains images YooYoo : Sea Princess. It was a nice ship, my first cruise and it was only a year old at the time. Sun Princess, It is a sister ship to the above but this time
30 Post contains images CVG777 : The Jewel of the Seas, which I was on for my Scandinavia cruise, is basically the same thing, and I agree wholeheartedly about the layout being excel
31 Post contains images YooYoo : yep, very nice and it had a nice smell to it. i never played but it was interesting to see. i'm long overdue for another cruise !!
32 WrenchBender : T/SS Stefan Batory (Polish Ocean Lines) 1975 Trans Atlantic, Tilbury to Montreal. In the same vein as Usnseallt82, HMC Ships Protecteur, Provider, Iro
33 Post contains images SlamClick : The Lexington
34 Post contains images Notar520AC : Dangit! I knew it! I need to label the folders on my computer! Good catch ANCFlyer. We took an excursion with TEMSCO Helicopters there. They have a r
35 Post contains images SGSPL : In February/March 2005 I went on a 5 day cruise. MS Fascination from Carnival Cruiseline. Miami - Key West - Cozumel (Mexico) - Miami.
36 Post contains images Vaporlock : None......I have this I guess you could call it a phobia.....I don't want to go on a cruise ship as I can't handle the thought of being out in the oce
37 EA CO AS : NCL: S/S Norway M/S Skyward M/S Starward M/S Seaward (twice) RCCL: M/S Sovereign of the Seas M/S Rhapsody of the Seas M/S Adventure of the Seas (comin
38 Post contains links ANCFlyer : Update on the current status of the SS Blue Lady (Nee Norway, nee France). Sad state indeed. http://www.maritimematters.com/shipnews.html Image of BL
39 EA CO AS : Ugh, it's a travesty. I knew she probably wouldn't return to service after the boiler explosion, but I had hopes she'd become a seaside hotel somewhe
40 BananaBoY : Update on the Norway.... Saw an article in a newspaper (can't remember which one though) which stated that the local government doesn't want to accept
41 Post contains images Adam T. : Took a trip with my family back in 2000 on a Disney Cruise . We went on the Disney Wonder....beautiful ship and I have to say that I was very impresse
42 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I thought they'd had that worked out? That's why the ship was towed to the coast off Alang . . . . Now what I wonder? Maritime Matters won't have an
43 BananaBoY : Organisation in the Middle East may be buying the ship and turning into a floating hotel. Apparently it was all over the papers in Dubai.... Mark
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