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Crown Odyssey
Crown Odyssey - Norwegian Crown - Crown Odyssey - Norwegian Crown - Balmoral
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Royal Cruise Line vessel Crown Odyssey.
 
Crown Odyssey was built by Meyer of Papenburg, and was delivered to Royal Cruise Line in 1988, a year before the line was sold to Norwegian Cruise Line. In 1996 the various NCL fleets were reorganised, and Crown Odyssey became the Norwegian Crown in the main NCL fleet. She was then transferred to NCL-owned Orient Lines, and reverted to her original name Crown Odyssey. Both Norwegian Cruise Line and Orient Lines are now owned by Star Cruises.
 
In November 2002, it was announced that Crown Odyssey would return to the NCL fleet in September 2003. This is the official press release:- On February 12th 2003, Crown Odyssey will go into dry dock in Singapore where significant changes will be undertaken. Three restaurants will be added including NCL's signature Le Bistro, an Italian pasta café and a covered al fresco dining café. The ship will also have a state-of-the-art fitness center and children's activity area added. The spa and casino will both be expanded and a number of additional cabins will be added. After she concludes her Spring India and Africa CruiseTours and completes her Summer 2003 Mediterranean season (April 28th through Sept. 1st), Crown Odyssey will re-enter the NCL fleet on September 15th 2003.
 
Crown Odyssey was renamed back to Norwegian Crown with NCL. She was sold to Fred.Olsen in 2006, remaining on charter to NCL until 2007. She will be renamed Balmoral for Fred.Olsen.
 
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Balmoral - Fred.Olsen: 2006-
Crown Odyssey - Royal Cruise Line 1988-96
Crown Odyssey - Orient Line 2000-2003
Norwegian Crown - Norwegian Cruise Line 1996-2000
Norwegian Crown - Norwegian Cruise Line 2003-2006
 
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Crown Odyssey
(Royal Cruise Line: 1988-96)
 
Crown Odyssey was built by Meyer of Papenburg, and was delivered to Royal Cruise Line in 1988, a year before the line was sold to NCL. In 1996 the various NCL fleets were reorganised, and Crown Odyssey became the Norwegian Crown in the main NCL fleet. More recently , she has been transferred to NCL-owned Orient Lines, and has reverted to her original name Crown Odyssey.
 
 
Official Royal Cruise Line postcard of the Crown Odyssey.
 
 
Official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcards (oversized) of the Crown Odyssey.
 
 
An official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard (oversized) of the Royal Odyssey, Golden Odyssey and Crown Odyssey. This was a short lived fleet since the Crown Odyssey was delivered, and the Royal Odyssey was sold, during the year 1988.
 
 
Official Royal Cruise Line fleet postcard of the Crown Odyssey and Golden Odyssey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial postcards of the Crown Odyssey
 
Aune postcard F-14374-1 of Crown Odyssey at Akershus castle, Oslo
 
 
Aune postcard M-13410-9 of Crown Odyssey at Akershus castle, Oslo
 
 
Prospect AS postcard 19150 of Crown Odyssey by the Svartisen Glacier near Engabreen, Norway
 
 
CLK postcard 13 of Crown Odyssey at Santos, Brasil.
This is a poor quality, dark image, which I have tried to enhance.
 
 
Virgin Island Postcard Co postcard 2US VI 284 of Crown Odyssey at St Thomas
 
 
Postcard of Crown Odyssey at Sydney Harbour, NS, Canada, issued by the port authority.
 
 
Simplon Postcards sc2009 (released March 1992) of Crown Odyssey.
Photographed by Wil Moojen at Ijmuiden, 14/8/91.
 
 
CT Postcards 029 (released 1993) of Crown Odyssey.
Photographed by Nils Wegener at Copenhagen in 1989.
 
 
Chantry Classics CC/S109 of Crown Odyssey.
Photographed by Clive Harvey on the Thames.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norwegian Crown
(NCL 1996-2000)
 
An oversized official NCL card of Norwegian Crown.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crown Odyssey
(Orient Lines: 2000-2003)
 
Crown Odyssey was built in 1988 for Royal Cruise Line (RCL), who were taken over by NCL in 1989. NCL mismanaged the highly regarded Royal Cruise Line, and in 1996 all the ex-RCL ships were integrated into the more down-market NCL fleet. Crown Odyssey was renamed Norwegian Crown. Following the NCL purchase of Orient Lines (who will retain their separate identity), Norwegian Crown was transferred, regaining her original name Crown Odyssey in the process. In November 2002, it was announced that Crown Odyssey would return to the NCL fleet in September 2003.
 
 
Official cards of the Crown Odyssey, as part of the Orient Lines fleet, are shown below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Official card of the Crown Odyssey plus the Spanish Steps, Rome.
 
 
 
Official card of the Crown Odyssey plus Portofino, Italy.
 
 
 
Official card of the Crown Odyssey plus Mykonos.
 
 
 
Official plain-backed and over-sized card of the Crown Odyssey plus destinations.
 
 
 
Jeremy Jowell postcard JJ89 of the Crown Odyssey leaving Cape Town.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norwegian Crown
(NCL 2003- )
 
Crown Odyssey returned to the NCL fleet as Norwegian Crown in September 2003.
 
 
Ramsey postcard 142 of Norwegian Crown, although still wearing Orient Line funnel colours.






Balmoral
(Fred.Olsen: 2006- )

All Balmoral images link to larger copies


Balmoral was built as the Crown Odyssey by Meyer of Papenburg, and was delivered to Royal Cruise Line in 1988, a year before the line was sold to Norwegian Cruise Line. In 1996 the various NCL fleets were reorganised, and Crown Odyssey became the Norwegian Crown in the main NCL fleet. She was then transferred to NCL-owned Orient Lines, and reverted to her original name Crown Odyssey. Both Norwegian Cruise Line and Orient Lines are now owned by Star Cruises. Crown Odyssey re-entered the NCL fleet in September 2003, and was renamed back to Norwegian Crown. She was sold to Fred.Olsen in 2006, remaining on charter to NCL until 2007. She was then lengthened and renamed Balmoral for Fred.Olsen, for an inaugural cruise to the Canary Islands on 30th January 2008. However, this cruise was cancelled and first cruise was 13th February 2008 to Miami.
 
 
Fred.Olsen advance image of how Balmoral would look in her new colours
These images were prepared before Olsen decided to have her lengthened. It does not even show the ship's condition when Olsen
bought her, since the hideous spa/gym above the bridge is missing. Olsen were initially intending to remove this gym, which had
made Norwegian Crown bow heavy and harder to handle, but calculations during the lengthening design exercise indicated that
it should be retained to balance additional weight added aft.




Fred.Olsen official postcard of Balmoral
Scan: Peter Raywell




Balmoral at Dover prior to her inaugural cruise departure that evening.
However, this cruise was cancelled and first cruise was 13th February 2008 to Miami.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th January 2008
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Balmoral at Dover prior to her inaugural cruise departure that evening.
However, this cruise was cancelled and first cruise was 13th February 2008 to Miami.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th January 2008
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Balmoral at Southampton, undergoing work after cancellation of first cruise
Photo: © Mike Taplin, 12th February 2008
BALMORAL - Fred.Olsen - Photo:  Mike Taplin, 12th February 2008




Balmoral at St Petersburg Cruise Terminal
Photo: Ian Boyle 3rd June 2013
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Balmoral testing lifeboatsat St Petersburg Cruise Terminal
Photo: Ian Boyle 3rd June 2013

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Balmoral leaving St Petersburg Cruise Terminal
Photo: Ian Boyle 3rd June 2013
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