Old Cruise Ships

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By ,   November 26, 2015 ,   Ships and Lines

See here the original and the new names of old cruise ships, plus a list of retired cruise ships. Cruise ships names have become a matter of investigation these days. With the exception of the newest new big passenger ships, almost all the rest are with different from their maiden names, usually changed the instant the vessel receives a new owner, or even a new operator. Holland America line ships are well-known for bearing "recycled" names - an unique practice of using one name for different vessels over the years, and a charming sentimental way of connecting past and future for this over 130-year old passenger ship line.

Old Cruise Ships - CruiseMapper

Here is our list of old cruise ships as names, year built, vessels' former names and current owners. Suffixes in companies' names (like "Cruise/s" and "Line/s" are generally omitted. This article is integrated with cruise ship capacity , cruise ship dimensions and shipbreaking.

  • HSC (high speed craft)
  • MF (motor ferry)
  • MS / MV (motor ship / vessel)
  • MSY (motor sailing yacht)
  • MY (motor yacht)
  • NS (nuclear ship)
  • RMS (royal mail ship)
  • RV (research vessel)
  • SB (sailing barge)
  • SS (steam ship)
  • SV (sailing vessel)
  • SY (sailing yacht)
Current ship names Year built Former names Owner Company
Albatros 1973 Royal Viking Sea, Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, Crown Phoenix Reisen
Amadea 1991 Asuka Phoenix Reisen
Andrea 1960 Harald Jarl Elegant Cruises & Tours
Artania 1984 Royal Princess, Artemis Phoenix Reisen
Astor 1987 Fedor Dostoevsky Transocean Tours
Asuka II 1990 Crystal Harmony NYK
Bahamas Celebration 1981 Prinsesse Ragnhild Celebration Line
Balmoral 1988 Crown Odyssey, Norwegian Crown Fred. Olsen
Black Watch 1972 Royal Viking Star, Westward, Star Odyssey Fred. Olsen
Bleu de France 1981 Europa, Superstar Aries, Holiday Dream Croisieres de France
Boudicca 1972 Royal Viking Sky, Sunward, Birka Queen, Golden Princess, Superstar Capricorn, Hyundai Kumgang, Grand Latino Fred. Olsen
Braemar 1993 Crown Dynasty, Crown Majesty, Norwegian Dynasty Fred. Olsen
Costa Allegra 1969 Annie Johnson, Alexandria COSTA
Costa Marina 1969 Axel Johnson COSTA
Discovery 1972 Island Venture, Island Princess Voyages of Discovery
Empress 1990 Nordic Empress, Empress of the Seas PULLMANTUR
Grand Celebration 1987 Celebration for Carnival Iberocruceros
Grand Holiday 1985 Holiday for Carnival Iberocruceros
Happy Dolphin 1990 Orient Venus, Cruise One, Delphin Voyager Delphin Kreuzfahrten
Horizon 1990 Island Star, Pacific Dream PULLMANTUR
Insignia 1998 R One OCEANIA
Island Escape 1982 Scandinavia, Viking Serenade Island Cruises
Louis Cristal 1992 Sally Albatross, SuperStar Taurus, Leeward, Silja Opera,, Opera, Cristal LOUIS
Louis Majesty 1992 Royal Majesty, Norwegian Majesty LOUIS
Ocean Dream 1981 Tropicale (for Carnival), Costa Tropicale, Pacific Star PULLMANTUR
Ocean Pearl 1970 Song of Norway, Sundream, Dream Princess, Dream, Clipper Pacific, Festival Happy Cruises
Ocean Star Pacific 1971 Nordic Prince, Carousel, Aquamarine, Arielle LOUIS
Marco Polo 1965 Alexandr Pushkin Transocean Tours
Mein Schiff 1 1996 Galaxy, Celebrity Galaxy, Mein Schiff TUI
Mein Schiff 2 1997 Mercury, Celebrity Mercury TUI
Mona Lisa 1966 Kungsholm, Sea Princess, Victoria, Oceanic II Lord Nelson Seereisen
MSC Melody 1982 Atlantic, Starship Atlantic MSC
Norwegian Sky 1999 Costa Olympica, Norwegian Sky, Pride of Aloha NCL
Norwegian Spirit 1998 SuperStar Leo NCL
MS Pacific 1971 Pacific Princess, Sea Venture Quail
Pacific Dawn 1991 Regal Princess P&O
Pacific Jewel 1990 Crown Princess, A'Rosa Blu, AIDAblu, Ocean Village Two P&O
Pacific Pearl 1989 Fairmajesty, Star Princess, Arcadia, Ocean Village One P&O
Pacific Princess 1999 R Three PRINCESS
Pacific Sun 1986 Jubilee for Carnival P&O
MS Prinsendam 1988 Seabourn Sun, Royal Viking Sun HAL
Sea Princess 1998 Adonia PRINCESS
Regatta 1998 R Two OCEANIA
Saga Ruby 1973 Vistafjord, Caronia SAGA
Sovereign 1987 Sovereign of the Seas PULLMANTUR
Star Pisces 1990 Kalypso STAR
SuperStar Aquarius 1993 Windward, Norwegian Wind STAR
SuperStar Libra 1988 Seaward, Norwegian Sea STAR
The Emerald 1957 Santa Rosa, Regent Rainbow, Emerald LOUIS
Thomson Celebration 1984 Noordam for HAL THOMSON
Thomson Destiny 1982 Sunbird, Song of America THOMSON
Thomson Dream 1986 Westerdam for HAL, Homeric, Costa Europa COSTA
Thomson Spirit 1983 Nieuw Amsterdam for HAL, Patriot THOMSON

Next video shows transatlantic ocean liners operated by Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, aka French Line) - founded 1861, defunct 1975.