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---ms Victoria I---
ex Princesa Victoria, The Victoria, Victoria, Dunnottar Castle
© 2004 Kumar Steel
Please Note: Photographs of Princesa
The following is a report by Mr. Rajesh Shah of Kumar Steel, dated August 31.
The wood on deck has been removed almost 50%, and the carpets of all decks have been removed and collected in the disco room near the swimming pool. Beds & pillows have also been collected from Sapphire/Coral/Jade deck and also kept in the disco room. The ship is now on rock and will be pulled for the last time today (31 August) with the tide.”
spent almost one year in an attempt to find a new owner for this historic ship,
it is obvious that this page is a sad one for all who admire classic liners.
She was built by Harland & Wolff in
This page contains a series of sad photographs of her on the beach, as well as the bridge, engine room and furnishings stacked in the Ballroom/Nightclub ready to be removed from the ship. I have not added many comments, only were it is required, for the sad story seems to tell itself!
Victoria I seen Beached
Victoria I seen Beached
Views on Deck
Pearl Deck – Port looking forward
we look at the above photo, apart of the ship resting on the beach, I feel that
this was the most depressing of all photographs, seeing her once perfectly
beautifully maintained teak planking ripped up and rotting. This
deck and its teak planking was once perfection!
As we look at the above photo, apart of the ship resting on the beach, I feel that this was the most depressing of all photographs, seeing her once perfectly beautifully maintained teak planking ripped up and rotting. This deck and its teak planking was once perfection!
Furnishings and fittings
in the process of being removed
Furnishings and fittings in the process of being removed
The Baby Grand in the Riviera Ballroom waits to be taken off the ship and sold
Bedding and barstools are stacked and placed in the El Patio Lounge
Ceilings and curtains are removed from the El Patio Lounge
Above: All carpets in good condition are removed to be sold
The Death of an ex Liner and a Luxury Cruise Ship
we see the ex MV Princesa Victoria, MV The Victoria,
MS Victoria & RMS Dunnottar Castle
Here we see the ex MV Princesa Victoria, MV The Victoria, MS Victoria & RMS Dunnottar Castle
being so close to her end, it is such a tragic sight for she was an amazing 68 year old ship!
This tragic Photograph was taken by and is © Copyright 2005 Stephan Giesen
Memories of What the Luxurious ms Victoria Was!
I will always remember her as the sublimely elegant & luxurious Incres Lines’ MS Victoria
From the Author’s private collection
Ship with 68 Years at Sea –
The Ship with 68 Years at Sea –INDEX
Page One … RMS Dunnottar 1936 to 1958, also her
identical sister the
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 and Menus.
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
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.
“Blue Water Liners sailing
to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”
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