Louis Cruises - MV Princesa Victoria

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---MV Princesa Victoria --


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Cabin Plan


MV Princesa Victoria a fine looking ship is seen in around early 2002

From the Author’s private collection





The amazing and resilient 68-year-old MV Princesa Victoria, ex MS The Victoria, MS Victoria and RMS Dunnottar Castle was eventually sold to Indian breakers in April 2004. She arrived off the Indian Alang beach within a month, on May 25, 2004 and she was eventually beached on August 2. Demolition began on my beloved ship on September 1, 2004.



The Ship with 68 Years at Sea – INDEX

Union Castle Line One of the great Shipping lines of the past!

Page One                RMS Dunnottar & Dunvegan Castle.

Incres Lines         One of the finest cruise companies in history!

Page Two              MS Victoria 1958 to 1975.

Page Three             Brochure Page 1.

Page Four               Brochure Page 2.

Page Five               Brochure Page 3.

Page Six                 Brochure Page 4.

Page Seven            Deck Plan and Menus.

Chandris Cruises  Under various guises, but a good basic budget cruise operation.

Page Eight             MV The Victoria 1975 to 1993.

Page Nine              Deck Plan and Menus.

Louis Cruise Line:     Maltese Company a good basic cruise operation.

Page Ten                MV Princesa Victoria 1993 to 2004.

Page Eleven          Photographs by Stephen William Storey.

Page Twelve         Deck plan.

Page Thirteen        MV Victoria I - 2004 - Sad scenes of her beached and being scrapped.



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