Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 at New York in May 2004. 

photo Don Hazeldine

 

Legend of the Seas, Naples, 2001. Built in 1995 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line by A/S Chantiers de l´Atlantique, St Nazaire. 69,130 tons, 264m x 32m with capacity for 2,060 passengers. 

photo Margaret Whyte

 

Monterey, off Naples 1991. Started life as the Free State Mariner for US Maritime in 1952 and after service as the Monterey from 1956, served as cruise liner until she was demolished in 2006. Pictured here in StarLauro's colours

photo Admeto Verde

 

Swan Hellenic's Minerva, Tower Bridge London, 1996. Intended as a Russian research ship Okean, she was converted into a cruise ship. Since renamed Saga Pearl, Explorer II, Alexander Von Humboldt and Minerva again. 

photo David Puntan

 

Crystal Serenity of Crystal Cruise Line, Lerwick 2003. Completed that year, 68,870 tons for Crystal Cruise Line by Chantiers de

l´Atlantique St Nazaire 

photo John Philips

P&O's Arcadia, Corsica 1998. Originally the Sitmar FairMajesty, it is now the Pacific Pearl. 

photo Stuart Whittam

P&O's Aurora, St Lucia 2003. Completed in 2000, 76,152 tons, 270m long x 32m beam, 23 knots, 1,975 passengers. Built by Meyer Werft,Papenburg 

photo Phil Moreton

The Canberra in the Mediterranean 1995. When launched in 1961, the positioning of her lifeboats was revolutionary - now almost commonplace.

photo Kip Kimber

Norwegian Dream, Venezuela, 1999. Initially served as the Dreamward for Klosters, she is now the Superstar Gemini. 50,764 tons. 

photo Andrew Merring

 

Island Princess, Invergordon, 1999. Launched as the Island Venture for Norwegian Cruiseships in 1972, 19,907 tons, her later names were Island Princess, Discovery, Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Discovery and finally Amen for her journey to the breakers in India 2014. 

photo Don Hazeldine

Statendam, Malta, 1996. Holland America Line's ship was launched in 1992 - one of a series of 55,000 ton vessels.  

photo Alec Dearness

Artemis, St Lucia 2010. Formerly the Royal Princess and now the

Artania. 

photo Alan Kimber

Liberty of the Seas, Southampton 2007. Was the largest passenger ship in the world at the time at 154,407 tons and 339m long. Built for Royal Caribbean Cruise by Aker Yards Turku

photo Alan Kimber

Ocean Village, 2007. Originally the Sitmar FairMajesty, she was renamed Star Princess, Arcadia, then Ocean Village and is now the Pacific Pearl

photo Alan Kimber

Ventura, at Santa Margherita, 2008. Completed that year for P&O by Fincantieri, Monfalcone. 116,017 tons, 288m long. 

photo Alan Kimber

Prinsendam, Manaus, 2010. Formerly the Royal Viking Sun of Kloster Cruise Line, then the Seabourn Sun. 37,845 tons, 

photo Alan Kimber

Royal Princess, Manaus, 2010. Built by Chantiers de l´Atlantique St Nazaire as the R 8 for Renaissance Cruises, she was renamed Minerva II, then Royal Princess and now Adonia. 30,207 tons. 

photo Alan Kimber

Voyager of the Seas, the largest ship in the world when launched in 1998 at 137,276 tons.

photo Alan Kimber

Celebrity Millenium at Castries, 2010. Launched as the Millenium in 2000, 90,228 tons. 

photo Alan Kimber

The fourth Noordam for Holland America Line at Bridgetown 2010. In service at 2006, 81,769 tons. 

photo Alan Kimber

Sea Princess at Bridgetown 2010. She entered service in 1998 and after a spell as the Adonia, she has reverted to her former name. 77,441 tons. 

photo Alan Kimber

Mein Schiff, 2010. Began life as the Galaxy, then the Celebrity Galaxy, Mein Schiff and Mein Schiff 1 when a second ship arrived. There are four in service and four more on the order books. 

photo Alan Kimber

The Oceana, 2010. Launched as the Ocean Princess in 2000 for Princess Cruises. 77,449 tons 

photo Alan Kimber

Costa Mediterranea at Castries, 2010. Entered service in 2002, for Costa Crociere SpA, having been constructed by Kvaerner Masa-Yards Helsinki. 85,600 tons. 

photo Alan Kimber

Serenade of the Seas, Tortola, 2010. 

photo Alan Kimber

Regatta, Funchal, 2010. 

photo Alan Kimber

Arcadia, Punta Degada, Azores, 2010 

photo Alan Kimber

Splendour of the Seas, or at least a Vision Class vessel for Royal Caribbean. 2010 

photo Alan Kimber

Costa Atlantica, St Lucia 2010 

photo Alan Kimber

Celestyal Crystal, Agios Nikolaos Crete 2016. Originally built as the ferry MS Viking Saga in 1980 and was destroyed by a fire in 1990 then completely rebuilt. Although the 1980 ship and the 1992 ship appear superficially unalike both externally and internally, they share the same IMO number because they are technically the same ship

photo Artemis Coupe

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