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Spirit of London
Spirit of London - Sun Princess - StarShip Majestic - Southern Cross - Flamenco - New Flamenco - Flamenco I
 
 
Spirit of London was to have been a sistership to Norwegian Caribbean Line's Southward, to be named Seaward. Norwegian Caribbean Line pulled out of the deal after price rises following the Italian builders' nationalization, and the hull was sold to P&O. Spirit of London was eventually completed in the autumn of 1972. When P&O later acquired Princess Cruises in 1974, Spirit of London was transferred to that fleet, becoming the Sun Princess. Sun Princess was sold to Premier Cruises in 1988, becoming StarShip Majestic, one of their "big red boats", and she retained the red hull when bought by CTC Lines in 1994 as Southern Cross. In 1998, she became the third ship in the Festival Cruises fleet as Flamenco. Following the collapse of Festival Cruises, Flamenco was sold for $12.25 million to Cruise Elysia, being renamed the New Flamenco. In 2007 she was sold to Club Cruise for 26 million and renamed Flamenco I. In November 2008, Club Cruise defaulted on their payments and she was sold at auction for just $3.4 million.  
 
Flamenco details: 17042 Gross Tons, Length: 450ft, 700 Passengers, Crew 300, Speed 20.5 knots, Engines 4 x FIAT 133248 Kw
 
 
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Spirit of London - P&O: 1972-74
Sun Princess - Princess: 1974-88
StarShip Majestic - Premier: 1988-94
Southern Cross - CTC: 1994-98
Flamenco - Festival: 1994-98
 
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Spirit of London
Spirit of London - Sun Princess - StarShip Majestic - Southern Cross - Flamenco - New Flamenco - Flamenco I



Spirit of London
(P&O: 1972-74)
 
Spirit of London was to have been a sistership to Norwegian Caribbean Line's Southward, to be named Seaward. Norwegian Caribbean Line pulled out of the deal after price rises following the Italian builders' nationalization, and the hull was sold to P&O. Spirit of London was eventually completed in the autumn of 1972. When P&O later acquired Princess Cruises in 1974, Spirit of London was transferred to that fleet, becoming the Sun Princess.
 
 
P&O official card of Spirit of London. (serial SC14125)
 
  
P&O official card of Spirit of London. (Dixon serial L6/SP.3290)
 
 
 
 
 
Sun Princess
(Princess Cruises: 1974-88)
 
Spirit of London was to have been a sistership to Norwegian Caribbean Line's Southward, to be named Seaward. Norwegian Caribbean Line pulled out of the deal after price rises following the Italian builders' nationalization, and the hull was sold to P&O. Spirit of London was eventually completed in the autumn of 1972. When P&O later acquired Princess Cruises in 1974, Spirit of London was transferred to that fleet, becoming the Sun Princess. Sun Princess was sold to Premier Cruises in 1988, becoming StarShip Majestic.
 
 
Princess Cruises official card of Sun Princess.
 
 
Princess Cruises official card of Sun Princess.
 
 
Oversized Princess Cruises official advertising card of Sun Princess.
 
 
Alaska Joe Original (John Hinde, printed in Ireland) card of Sun Princess at Ketchikan, Alaska.
Serial No. 2US AK 406, SE-13AH (take your pick).
 
 
Commercial card of Sun Princess. by Natural Color productions (serial KS-9606)
 
 
Commercial card of Sun Princess (with Home Lines Oceanic), at Barbados, by Letchworth press (serial LP-03)
 
 
Panama postcard DLFF-800127 of Sun Princess at Panama.
 
 
 
 
 
Star/Ship Majestic
(Premier: 1988-94)
 
Sun Princess was sold to Premier Cruises in 1988, becoming StarShip Majestic, one of their "big red boats", and she retained the red hull when bought by CTC Lines in 1994 as Southern Cross. In 1998, she became the third ship in the Festival Cruises fleet as Flamenco.
 
 
Premier official card of Star/Ship Majestic.
 
 
Commercial card of Premier's Star/Ship Majestic by Editiona Kukulcan (serial 566)
 
 
Detail from the card above.
 
 
 
 
 
Southern Cross
(CTC: 1994-98)
 
Sun Princess was sold to Premier Cruises in 1988, becoming StarShip Majestic, one of their "big red boats", and she retained the red hull when bought by CTC Lines in 1994 as Southern Cross. In 1998, she became the third ship in the Festival Cruises fleet as Flamenco.
 
 
CTC official card of Southern Cross
 
 
CTC official card of Southern Cross
 
 
CTC official card of Southern Cross
 
 
The same CTC official photo of Southern Cross, on Judges card C159974X
 
 
CT Postcards 078 of Southern Cross.
Photo by Bert Pellegrom.
 
 
Simplon Postcards sc2078 of Southern Cross.
Photo by Wil Moojen.
 
 
Chantry Classics CC/S265 of Southern Cross.
Photo by W.A.C.Smith.
 
 
 
 
 
Flamenco
(Festival Cruises: 1998- )
 
Sun Princess was sold to Premier Cruises in 1988, becoming StarShip Majestic, one of their "big red boats", and she retained the red hull when bought by CTC Lines in 1994 as Southern Cross. In 1998, she became the third ship in the Festival Cruises fleet as Flamenco. Following the collapse of Festival Cruises, Flamenco was sold for $12.25 million to Cruise Elysia, being renamed the New Flamenco.
 
 
Festival official card of Flamenco.
 
 
A more recent Festival official card of Flamenco.
 
 
2001 issued Festival official cards of Flamenco.
 
 
 
Photograph of Flamenco at Funchal, Madeira
Photo: Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001
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FLAMENCO - Festival Cruises - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001
 
 
Photograph of Flamenco at Funchal, Madeira.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001.
 
 
Photograph of Flamenco passing P&O Cruises Aurora at Funchal, Madeira.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001.
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FLAMENCO - Festival Cruises - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001
 
 
Photograph of Flamenco at Funchal, Madeira.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001.
 
 
Photograph of Flamenco at Funchal, Madeira.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001.
 
 
Photograph of Flamenco at Funchal, Madeira.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001.
 
 
Photograph of Flamenco and Royal Olympic's Triton at Funchal, Madeira.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st December 2001.
 
 
 
 
 
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