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Cunard Countess
 
Cunard Countess - Olympic Countess - Olympia Countess - Ocean Countess - Lili Marleen - Ocean Countess - Ruby - New Pacific - Ocean Countess
 
 
Launched by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen in 1974, Cunard Countess was moved to La Spezia for fitting out, entering service with Cunard Line in August 1976. Sistership was Cunard Princess. She originally had a white funnel like the Cunard Adventurer, which she replaced in service. Cunard Countess was given Cunard funnel colours in 1980. In 1982/83 she was used as a troop ship during the Falklands conflict. Cunard Countess was sold to Royal Olympic in 1997 becoming the Olympic Countess (later Olympia Countess). Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004, Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises who renamed her Ocean Countess. She was chartered to Globalia in 2005, and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006, as Lili Marleen. Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006 and returned to her owners. She was planned operate 3- and 4-day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 as Ocean Countess for subsidiary Monarch Cruises, on the schedule originally advertised for Ocean Monarch. However, she was chartered for 2007 to Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines and renamed Ruby, to replace the lost Sea Diamond. Ocean Monarch was reactivated in her place. In 2009 she ran as New Pacific with Quail Cruises. From 2010 Ocean Countess operated for Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) in the UK market. Replaced with CMV by Discovery, she was laid up in Greece. She suffered a fire whilst being prepared for a 2014 charter on 30th November 2013.
 
 
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Cunard Countess > Olympic Countess > Olympia Countess > Ocean Countess > Lili Marleen > Ocean Countess > Ruby
 
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Cunard Countess - Cunard: 1975-1997
Lili Marleen - Holiday Kreuzfahrten: 2006
Ocean Countess - Majestic International: 2004
Ocean Countess - Monarch Classic: 2007
Ocean Countess - Cruise & Maritime Voyages: 2010-
Olympic Countess - Royal Olympic: 1997-2002
Olympia Countess - Royal Olympia: 2002-2004
Ruby - Louis Hellenic Cruises: 2007
 
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Cunard Countess
(Cunard: 1975-1997)
 
Launched by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen in 1974, Cunard Countess was moved to La Spezia for fitting out, entering service in August 1976. Sistership was Cunard Princess. She originally had a white funnel like the Cunard Adventurer, which she replaced in service. Cunard Countess was given Cunard funnel colours in 1980. In 1982/83 she was used as a troop ship during the Falklands conflict. Cunard Countess was sold to Royal Olympic in 1997 becoming the Olympic Countess (later Olympia Countess).
 
 
Official Cunard card of Cunard Countess.
Advance card published by J.Arthur Dixon.
 
 
Official Cunard card of Cunard Countess.
 
 
Official Cunard card of Cunard Countess.
 
 
Official Cunard card of Cunard Countess.






Olympic Countess (Royal Olympic: 1997-2002)
Olympia Countess (Royal Olympia: 2002-2004)
 
Launched by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen in 1974, Cunard Countess was moved to La Spezia for fitting out, entering service in August 1976. Sister ship was Cunard Princess. She originally had a white funnel like the Cunard Adventurer, which she replaced in service. Cunard Countess was given Cunard funnel colours in 1980. In 1982/83 she was used as a troop ship during the Falklands conflict. Cunard Countess was sold to Royal Olympic in 1997 becoming the Olympic Countess (later Olympia Countess). Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004, Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises. She was chartered to Globalia in 2005, and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006, as Lili Marleen. Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006.
 
 
Royal Olympic official card of Olympic Countess, originally the Cunard Countess.
 
 
Royal Olympic official card of Olympic Countess, from the second bordered series, and now showing a blue hull.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Rodos.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Rodos.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Rodos.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24 August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24 August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24 August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24 August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24 August 2003.
 
 
Photograph of Olympia Countess at Kusadasi.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24 August 2003.
 
 
An early morning photograph of Olympia Countess at Piraeus.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th August 2003.
 
 
Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic
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Ocean Countess
(Majestic International: 2004- )
 
Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004, Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises. She was chartered to Globalia in 2005, and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006, as Lili Marleen. Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006, and Lili Marleen was returned to her owners Majestic International Cruises. She will operate 3- and 4-day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 as Ocean Countess for subsidiary Monarch Cruises, on the schedule originally advertised for Ocean Monarch.
 
 
Majestic International Cruises official card of Ocean Countess
 
 
Harold Jordan postcard L.39 of Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic
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Ocean Countess at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic
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Lili Marleen
(Holiday Kreuzfahrten: 2006)
 
Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004, Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises. She was chartered to Globalia in 2005, and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006, as Lili Marleen. Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006, and Lili Marleen was returned to her owners Majestic International Cruises. She will operate 3- and 4-day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 as Ocean Countess for subsidiary Monarch Cruises, possibly in place of the advertised Ocean Monarch?
 
 
Official Holiday Kreuzfahrten postcard of Lili Marleen
Scan: Dimas Almada
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Collage from a Lili Marleen cruise.
Photos: © Tien-Lun Yao, 2006
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Lili Marleen on a Baltic cruise.
Photos: © Tien-Lun Yao, 2006
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Lili Marleen on a Baltic cruise.
Photos: © Tien-Lun Yao, 2006
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Lili Marleen at Helsinki.
Photos: © Tien-Lun Yao, 2006
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Lili Marleen at Helsinki.
Photos: © Tien-Lun Yao, 2006
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Lili Marleen funnel.
Whilst the Mona Lisa has a replica of the famous painting, Lili Marleen looks more like Princess Diana, which seems a little tasteless.
Photos: © Tien-Lun Yao, 2006
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Lili Marleen at Dubrovnik.
Photos: © Ivo Batricevic
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Lili Marleen at Dubrovnik.
Photos: © Ivo Batricevic
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Ocean Countess
(Monarch Classic: 2007- )
 
Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004, Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises. She was chartered to Globalia in 2005, and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006, as Lili Marleen. Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006, and Lili Marleen was returned to her owners Majestic International Cruises. She was planned operate 3- and 4-day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 as Ocean Countess for subsidiary Monarch Cruises, on the schedule originally advertised for Ocean Monarch. However, she was chartered for 2007 to to Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines and renamed Ruby, to replace the lost Sea Diamond. Ocean Monarch was reactivated in her place.
 
 
Monarch Classic Cruises image of Ocean Countess
 
 
Ocean Countess at Piraeus
Photo: © Tien-Lun Yao, 10th January 2007
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Ocean Countess and Sea Diamond at Piraeus
Photo: © Tien-Lun Yao, 10th January 2007
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Ocean Countess and Sea Diamond at Piraeus
Photo: © Tien-Lun Yao, 10th January 2007
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Ocean Countess at Piraeus
Photo: © Tien-Lun Yao, 10th January 2007
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Ruby
(Louis Hellenic Cruises: 2007)
 
Ruby was built as the Cunard Countess. Launched by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen in 1974, Cunard Countess was moved to La Spezia for fitting out, entering service with Cunard Line in August 1976. Sistership was Cunard Princess. She originally had a white funnel like the Cunard Adventurer, which she replaced in service. Cunard Countess was given Cunard funnel colours in 1980. In 1982/83 she was used as a troop ship during the Falklands conflict. Cunard Countess was sold to Royal Olympic in 1997 becoming the Olympic Countess (later Olympia Countess). Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004, Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises who renamed her Ocean Countess. She was chartered to Globalia in 2005, and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006, as Lili Marleen. Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006 and Lili Marleen was returned to her owners, Majestic International Cruises. She was advertised to operate 3- and 4-day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 for subsidiary Monarch Cruises, in place of the advertised Ocean Monarch. However, she was chartered for 2007 to Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines and renamed Ruby, to replace the lost Sea Diamond. Ocean Monarch was reactivated in her place.
 
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Ocean Countess
(Cruise & Maritime Voyages: 2010- )

In 2010, Ocean Countess was chartered by new UK operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages for cruises out of UK ports.  Her first cruise was a positioning voyage from Tilbury on 18th April 2010 to Amsterdam and Hull.



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury having her CMV logos added
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010



Ocean Countess at Tilbury
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Ocean Countess at Tilbury - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th April 2010






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