Stockholm still sailing now MV Athena

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Iain Stuart Yardley

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Well, the Stockholm is still carrying passengers. After many refits and numerous identities, she has become the MV Athena, of Lisbon-based Classic International Cruises.

The specification of the ship, with detailed information on it's accommodations and type of passengers it carries:

http://www.choosingcruising.co.uk/Cruiseweb/ShpDetailsQuery.asp?nShp=124&nLin=4&nOperator=Classic+International+Cruises

A typical itinerary, this one for 5th June 2004 Baltic cruise:

http://www.seafarercruises.com/special_offers_current/special_offer_2005/special2005_baltictreasure12nights_mvathena.htm

A link to a full current ship list with previous identities:

http://www.cybercruises.com/shiplist.htm

Cheers,

Boz
 
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Matthew R. Boswell

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I wonder how the crew would like it if you came aboard and told everyone about the "Athena's" little collision? (;
 
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Matthew R. Boswell

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Only one I could find-
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Richard Glueck

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The Italians who purchased her from the East Germans, sent her to Genoa for refitting. When she arrived the newspaper's declared, "The Ship of Death has Arrived". Poor old "Stockholm" doesn't even look like her old self anymore. At least she still runs.
 
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Iain Stuart Yardley

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Well, I woke up on board Fjordland's MS Jupiter in Bergen, Norway on Monday morning this week, I pulled open the curtains of our deck 6 suite to see - the Athena. I had no idea she was going to be in town. I took loads of piccies but until I get my laptop in some sort of working order, I can't post them yet! Bugger!

Cheers,

Boz
 
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Iain Stuart Yardley

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Well, the long-threatened photos are here.

Taken in Bergen on 2nd May in dismal weather. Hope the shots are big enough for you to use, Chris.

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The Stockholm / Athena and me!

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The Saga Ruby (ex-Coronia) just visible over the bow.

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Leaving Bergen, the stern of the Athena.

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The Saga Ruby and the Athena together.

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Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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Great photos there, Ian, especially of the stern aspect. The ship looks like she's recieved some very lavish and close attention over the years. The way she's been altered however, you would never know that this ship is half a century old.
 
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Matthew R. Boswell

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Have to agree with you on the stern, Richard, that thing looks more like a space ship.
 
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