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Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:56 am

I have been on many state of the art cruises and I am looking for something older like Saga Ruby (Unfortunately they do not allow anyone under the age of 50). Any old oceanliners/cruise ships around? Just want to have a taste of it.
 
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RE: Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:18 pm

Not exactly an ocean liner... The S.S. Badger still steams across lake Michigan. She is coal fired too. I am riding her next week and will do a trip report about it. She is the last coal fired ship on the lakes and probably one of, if not the, last coal fired large passenger ship in the world. She is powered by a Skinner Uniflow steam engine, which is reciprocating, with hand fired boilers.

http://www.ssbadger.com/

The ship that hit the Andrea Doria is still around, the M/S Stockholm. She is now the M/S Athena, she was completed in 1948.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Stockholm_(1948)

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RE: Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:05 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 1):
The ship that hit the Andrea Doria is still around, the M/S Stockholm. She is now the M/S Athena, she was completed in 1948.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Stockholm_(1948)[Edited 2013-07-09 16:22:39]

Where does it sail to? Is it an oceanliner?

Heard that they have decided to delay the retirement of Saga Ruby?
 
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RE: Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:07 am

You could look at Fred Olsen Lines, they operate older classic style liners
 
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RE: Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:47 am

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
(Unfortunately they do not allow anyone under the age of 50).

I think they allow people one over 50 and one under if thats an option? Take an older relative  
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 3):
You could look at Fred Olsen Lines, they operate older classic style liners

Whilst they offer older ships they are a terrible cruise line. Their Black Watch ship nicknamed ''Black Death'' is the worst. It stinks of ...well you can guess.
 
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RE: Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:29 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
Is it an oceanliner?

I guess so, at least it used to be. It would be a neat one to travel on considering it was involved in such a well known accident. It was also owned by the East German government, which makes me wonder if it was ever outfitted with spy equipment, not only to spy on other countries, but to spy on its passengers.
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RE: Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:49 am

The Marco Polo is an ocean liner and is still in service with Cruise & Maritime. It's a lovely little ship - lots of character.

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RE: Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?

Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:06 pm

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):
The Marco Polo is an ocean liner and is still in service with Cruise & Maritime. It's a lovely little ship - lots of character.

Yes I agree its decent and quite popular.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cr...ships/14725/Marco-Polo-review.html

Marco Polo is a low-key, value-for-money cruise ship offering a traditional British cruise experience in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, says Pat Richardson.

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