JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Would you go back on an old favorite ship you after it changes lines.

I can still remember my cruise on the old Song Of America and it is still one of my favorite ships.   She is not the MS Celestyal Olympia.   She is only about 37K tons but has good memories for me.   I was last on her in 1998.  I have looked into sailing her now to the Greek Islands under her new name.

Have any of you gone back to an old favorite ship once it has changed lines ? 

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GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

I cruised on the Azure Seas and years later,

 I cruised on her when she was the Ocean Breeze

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

No, I have not but it would be fun to do so.  How wonderful  that you and also GTVCRUISER were able to do that.  Happy

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

No, but I think it would be fun.

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

Probably not, but there could be exceptions. As a general rule when a ship is sold or traded it is pretty well worn, therefore it takes considerable resources to bring the ship back up to par. What mostly happens is the receiving cruise company doesn't have the financial capability for such commitments, so the ship is engaged in providing discounted products where the quality is reduced some what.

It would be a downer for me to get on a ship we really liked and find it in a run-down condition, relatively speaking that is.

I can see the potential for exceptions though, one being "exploration" and "expedition" type cruising with the smaller ships, where the cruise is completely different type of undertaking and the ship outfitted accordingly.   

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

The advantage of some of the old ships is that they are small and can get to ports that the mega ships can not get into to.   

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