Liners and Cruise Ships Worth Preserving


TOWER3

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Out of all the cruise ships and liners currently in service today, which ones do you think would be worth preserving as hotel and museum ships once retired. To me, those include Queen Mary 2, MV Stockholm/Athena, Marco Polo, Funchal, Disney Cruise Line ships, Oriana (1995), and Aurora (2000).
 

B Portwig

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arch against your list maybe the marco polo and funchal which i believe there is already talk of the latter - my personal feeling and i stress personal opinion - the queen mary of 1934 is the most successful to date by virtue of the age followed by rotterdam - the united states should have been scrapped years ago - she has been out of service for over 50 odd years to date - the doulos - probably the oldest x passenger ship ( she sailed as such as the franca c - built in 1914 ) is a privately funded restoration to date - and then of course the qe 2 in dubai - albeit the finished restoration might not be to everyone's liking - back home we have 3 tugs and a old navy ship as museums - there is another cable ship - buy her fate is sealed as she has been earmarked for scuttling - briefly and in closing - its one thing to want any ship to be restored and or converted into a museum ship - its quite another to MAINTAIN and preserve a ship through economics and continued public support - case in point - the aforementioned united states
 

TOWER3

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With CMV in financial trouble, I feel that should the company go out of business, the Marco Polo should be preserved as a hotel and museum ship rather than scrapped. The ship is significant because it is the last Ivan Franko class ship in existence, last Soviet ocean liner in existence, one of the last transatlantic ocean liners in service, has sleek classic lines, and is the right size to become a dockside attraction. Good places to preserve the ship include St. Petersburg, Rostock, Tilbury, Murmansk, Montreal, and Quebec City.
 

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