Louis Cruise Line MV Princesa Victoria

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---MV Princesa Victoria --


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Photographs on this page were kindly provided by Stephen William Storey and are Copyright

Unless stated otherwise!


The delightful MV Princesa Victoria arriving in port, which looks like very much like Limassol

Photographer unknown – Please see photo notes at the bottom of the page


This photograph of Ships Crew member, Stephen William Storey was taken in whilst the ship was in Israel in 2001


The following four photographs were taken in March 1999



Above and below; two remarkable bow-shots whilst she was in dry-dock




Above & below: Two equally fine stern photographs revealing her large rudder and twin screws


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 on May 25, 2004 and she was eventually beached on August 2. Demolition began on my beloved ship on September 1, 2004.

MV Princesa Victoria was a fine looking ship to the very end of her days in 2004, when she was a remarkable 68 years old!

She is seen above early in 2002 during her very last cruises

Author’s private collection



The Ship with 68 Years at Sea – INDEX

Union Castle Line:         One of the great Shipping Lines of the past!

Page One                     RMS Dunnottar 1936 to 1958, also her identical sister the Dunvegan Castle.

Incres Lines:                  One of the finest luxury 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.

Chandris Cruises:           An excellent budget cruise line.

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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