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Prior BLACK PRINCE Sea Treks now complete.
Two great ships in a row, both of which will be sorely missed.
All the best,
Who on earth would want to go to West Africa to stay in the former SAGAFJORD? If she were to be accommodation, I can only imagine it would be for military or government workers, so there would be no attempt at preservation or even more than minimal maintenance. That is not exactly a tourist destination these days.
So, we sit back and wait for more details, I guess...
quote:Originally posted by Midshipcentury:[...]Who on earth would want to go to West Africa to stay in the former SAGAFJORD? [...]
Who on earth would want to go to West Africa to stay in the former SAGAFJORD? [...]
As you pointed out, who says that every 'static ship' has to be a 'tourist attraction' for people from allover the world?
quote:Originally posted by Midshipcentury: If she were to be accommodation, I can only imagine it would be for military or government workers, so there would be no attempt at preservation or even more than minimal maintenance. .
You are right, "accommodation ship" does not mean "hotel ship." The vessel would quickly become run-down, almost disintegrated, as has happened with other vessels used this way in the past.
Anyway, just posted the second part of the blog:
Peter, catching up...
One question about your blog please. Where is the 'Garden Lounge'? I do not recall any room called this. Was it the small room off the entrance to the dining room?
All the best and thanks,
The only time that I saw the forward observation area, in front of the Britannia Lounge, open for use, was as we came into New York on the Ruby. We came in later than we had done last year on the QE2, so the views were better. Liner Row had so many cruise ships that it looked like Liner Row! Concorde looked a little strange sitting there though! So many people were on the promenade deck that they opened that other area for use.
Now the deal with West Africa looks like it is off. I'm sensing a bit of MAXIM GORKIY in the air. Last minute sale falls through, et al...
Peter, did you buy a set of the 'Card Collection' on board the Rose? This is a set of small prints of the Stephen Card paintings on board the Saga Rose. I thought that it was the only souvenir worth buying. They were for sale in the North Cape bar. A nice reminder of the ship.
I had hoped to get a similar collection from the Ruby, but it was the same collection for sale in the shop on the Ruby.
Just posted the third installment, featuring shots from the bridge, engine room and fo'c'sle head.
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