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Cunard Adventurer
Cunard Adventurer - Sunward II - Triton - Coral
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the 1971 Cunard Line cruise ship Cunard Adventurer, sold to Norwegian Caribbean Line (NCL) in 1977, becoming the Sunward II. She was sold again to Epirotiki Line in 1991, becoming the Triton. Epirotiki combined with Sun Line to form Royal Olympic Cruises, which were subsequently taken over by Cyprus-based Louis Cruises Lines.
 
Following the success of Norwegian Caribbean's Starward and Skyward, a second pair of NCL sisters were ordered from Italian builders, to be named Southward and Seaward. The cost of the second ship increased following the nationalisation of the builders, and the order was cancelled. She eventually appeared as P&O's Spirit of London. Norwegian Caribbean waited until 1977 before acquiring more tonnage, when they bought Cunard Line's Cunard Adventurer, which was renamed Sunward II. Sunward (I) had been their pioneer cruise ship, originally built in 1966 for a UK-Spain-Portugal service, which was sold in 1972.
 
In 1991, Sunward II was sold to Epirotiki as the Triton. She passed to the combined Royal Olympic Cruises fleet in 1995. Following the collapse of Royal Olympic, Triton was sold to Louis Hellenic Cruises at auction in 2004, and was renamed Coral.
 
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Cunard Adventurer - Cunard Line: 1971-77
Sunward II - NCL: 1977-91
Triton - Epirotiki/ROC: 1991-2004
Coral - Louis Hellenic Cruises: 2004-
 
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Cunard Adventurer
(Cunard: 1971-77)
 
Cunard Adventurer was built in 1971 and was sold to NCL in 1977.
 
 
 
 
 
Sunward II
(NCL: 1977-91)
 
Following the success of Norwegian Caribbean's Starward and Skyward, a second pair of sisters were ordered from Italian builders, to be named Southward and Seaward. The cost of the second ship increased following the nationalisation of the builders, and the order was cancelled. She eventually appeared as P&O's Spirit of London. Norwegian Caribbean waited until 1977 before acquiring more tonnage, when they bought Cunard Line's Cunard Adventurer, which was renamed Sunward II. Sunward (I) had been their pioneer cruise ship, originally built in 1966 for a UK-Spain-Portugal service, which was sold in 1972.
 
 
Editions FISA card for NCL, serial 500.
 
 
Chantry Classics serial number CC/S87 of Sunward II, photographed by Peter C.Kohler.
 
 
Two versions of an oversized postcard of Skyward.
The first shows the original NCL colours, whilst the second shows the addition of the red flag logo to the funnels.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triton
(Epirotiki/ROC: 1991- )
 
Sunward II he was sold again to Epirotiki Line in 1991, becoming the Triton. Epirotiki combined with Sun Line to form Royal Olympic Cruises, which were subsequently taken over by Cyprus-based Louis Cruises Lines.
 
 
Triton was acquired by Epirotiki in 1991. The official postcard is shown below.
 
 
Epirotiki later amalgamated with Sun Line to form Royal Olympic Cruises.
The first official ROC postcard of Triton is shown below.
 
 
A later official Royal Olympic card of Triton.
 
 
 
 
Ramsey Postcards issue 103 of Triton is shown below.
 
 
An official ROC postcard showing Triton and Stella Solaris.
 
 
 
 
 
Coral
(Louis Hellenic Cruises/Louis Cruise Lines: 2004- )
 
In 1991, Sunward II was sold to Epirotiki as the Triton. She passed to the combined Royal Olympic Cruises fleet in 1995. Following the collapse of Royal Olympic, Triton was sold to Louis Hellenic Cruises at auction in 2004, and was renamed Coral.
 
 
 
Louis Cruises postcard of Coral.
Scan: Rogerio Gouveia
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Coral -  Louis Cruise Lines - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Louis Cruises publicity image of Coral.
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Coral -  Louis Cruise Lines - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Photograph of Coral. at Piraeus, 08/07/2005.
Photo: © Andreas Wörteler.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.


Photograph of Coral. at Piraeus, 08/07/2005.
Photo: © Andreas Wörteler.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.


Coral arriving at Barcelona
Photo: Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009
CORAL at Barcelona - Louis - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009


Coral at Barcelona
Photo: Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009
CORAL at Barcelona - Louis - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009


Coral at Barcelona
Photo: Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009
CORAL at Barcelona - Louis - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009


Coral leaving Barcelona
Photo: Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009
CORAL at Barcelona - Louis - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009


Coral leaving Barcelona
Photo: Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009
CORAL at Barcelona - Louis - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009


Coral leaving Barcelona
Photo: Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009
CORAL at Barcelona - Louis - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 21st August 2009







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