Roomers have surfaced, that a bid play has been made
for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL),
by two not yet disclosed companies. The apparent, bid activity is
being considered hostile.
American Classic Voyages (AMCV),
has re-activated, the old "United States Lines", for service
from the main land to the islands of Hawaii.
On the Red River in Oklahoma and the Texas border,
this past week (11/21/99) the wreck
of the "Caddo" riverboat was found. An 1800's
paddle wheel steamboat. She sank 04/13/1842.
Off the coast of Norway, in a storm a small ferry
sank, after hitting a rock. 20 dead. Survivors are facing hypothermia,
recovery. We send them our best, and our condolences.
for information on the "Project Queen Mary 2" that the Cunard
Line is working on.
A New Arrival!
- The week of Nov. 1st, 1999, RCCL's "Voyager of The Seas",
pulls into Miami, FL. Welcome!
Ships In The News -
The "Norwegian Sky" has run aground
in the St. Lawrence Sea way, and she has torn her bottom up. The
cruises for the weeks of 10/08/1999
& 10/18/1999 have been cancelled,
as the ship is still undergoing major keel repairs. She ran aground
on the 24th of September.
The Norwegian Cruise Lines' m/s "Norwegian
Dream", collided with the "Ever Decent", a cargo
ship, in the English Channel on Thursday, Aug 18th, 1999, at 1:15
AM GMT. The "Norwegian Dream", was able to continue
in to Dover. The Costa Cruises m/v "Costa Classica"
is scheduled to be lengthened. This will take place in the end of
2000 through to the spring of 2001. Cammail-Laird Shipyards, UK has
A grand old lady is being helped.
And needs your help too! The "S.S. United States",
has an offer of help. After years of neglect, and abuse, she will
possibly be restored. For more on this, go see [http://www.ss-united-states.com/.].
Our [Gallery Page] has a photo
of her, she is a most incredible ship, she's fast, spacious, and
very attractive. Please do your part to help us save her.
There is a project in Southern California,
USA, that is underway, to save the old "S.S. Catalina".
The SOHO organization needs your help to save a stranded, stuck, and sinking
(yes sinking!) ship. She is an historic old steamer of importance.
Go visit them at [S.S. Catalina.Org].
Holland America Lines "Nieuw
Amsterdam" is scheduled for sale, to American Classic Voyages
in the fall of 2000. Also,
AMCV has re-activated the old name
of the "United States Lines", in order to have a fleet of
ships sailing from the mainland to the Hawaiian islands, and back, and
on other routes. Her new owners have planned to rename her to the
"m/v Patriot", for her service with "United States
There is a rumour going around that Premier Cruises,
is entertaining the idea of buying the old "S.S. Rotterdam
The Norwegian Cruise Lines, "S.S. Norway",
had an engine room fire, of Barcelona, Spain, and was towed to port. The
repairs were made, and she is now sailing again.
The Sun Line Cruises, "S.S. Sun Vista",
sank off Malaysia, on 20 May 1999.
All saved. Cause was fire in the engine room.
The "Spirit of '99",
has run against a rock, and was sinking at last reports. All rescued,
The "m/v Grandeur of The Seas", runs
aground, medium levels of damage. Floats off. Heads to port for repairs,
and then is returned to service.