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Oceanic
 
Oceanic - StarShip Oceanic - Big Red Boat 1 - Oceanic - The Oceanic
 
 
This page is a postcard history of the Oceanic, built for Home Lines and still in service with the Peace Boat organisation in 2011.
 
The Oceanic was completed in 1963 by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone. Oceanic was Home Lines first purpose-built ship, designed as a two-class liner to operate in summer on their Canadian route from Cuxhaven, le Havre and Southampton. By the time of her delivery, Home Lines had dropped the Atlantic liner voyages, and Oceanic ran 7-day cruises to Nassau from New York through the summer. In winter she ran longer trips to the Caribbean. She was sold to Premier Cruise Line in 1985, when replaced by the new Homeric. She was later renamed StarShip Oceanic, but was frequently marketed as the Big Red Boat. This later became her official name. Premier Cruises collapsed in September 2000. Oceanic was acquired by Spanish operator Pullmantur, who had previously chartered the Seawind Crown. Pullmantur announced that she would be withdrawn in September 2009, but was instead sold to the Peace Boat organisation in March of that year and delivered to them in April. Her registered name is now The Oceanic, the definite article being rendered in very small letters.
 
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Oceanic - Home Lines (1965-1986)
StarShip Oceanic - Premier Cruises (1986-2000)
Big Red Boat 1 - Premier Cruises (1986-2000)
Oceanic - Pullmantur (2001-2009)
The Oceanic - Peaceboat (2009- )
 
Oceanic Brochure Archive:-
1998 - Premier Cruises - 4 MB PDF file
 
Associated Pages:-
Home Lines
Premier Cruise Line
Pullmantur
Cruise Ship Postcards
Ocean Liner Postcards
Simplon Postcards Home Page
 
References:-
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Oceanic
Oceanic - StarShip Oceanic - Big Red Boat 1 - Oceanic




Oceanic
(Home Lines: 1965-1986)
 
The Oceanic was completed in 1963 by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone. She was Home Line first purpose-built ship, designed as a two-class liner to operate in summer on their Canadian route from Cuxhaven, le Havre and Southampton. By the time of her delivery, Home Lines had dropped the Atlantic liner voyages, and Oceanic ran 7-day cruises to Nassau from New York through the summer. In winter she ran longer trips to the Caribbean. She was sold to Premier in 1985, when replaced by the new Homeric.
 
 
Advance official Home Lines card of Oceanic.
Caption: "The ship of the Future"
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A later variation of the Home Lines card above.
Caption: "The largest ship ever designed for year round cruises - 39241 Tons"
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Official Home Lines photographic cards of Oceanic.
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Official Home Lines photographic cards of Oceanic.
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Official Home Lines photographic cards of Oceanic.
Variation on the card above
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Official Home Lines photographic cards of Oceanic.
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Official Home Lines photographic cards of Oceanic.
 
 
City Merchandise commercial card (s/n CM92-55) of Home Lines' Oceanic.
Photographed in New York by Alan Schein.
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Impact commercial card (s/n MD21081) of Home Lines' Oceanic.
Photographed in New York by Dennis Hallman
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Commercial card of Oceanic (with Princess Cruises' Sun Princess), at Barbados
Letchworth press (serial LP-03)
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A Bahamas postage stamp showing the Oceanic (posted 1969).






StarShip Oceanic/Big Red Boat 1
(Premier Cruises: 1986-2000)
 
Oceanic was bought from Home Lines in 1985. Oceanic became the sole remaining ship in the Premier fleet, before the fleet was enlarged again following the amalgamation with Dolphin and Seawind.
 
 
Premier Cruises official card of StarShip Oceanic - The Big Red Boat.
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Premier Cruises official card of StarShip Oceanic - The Big Red Boat.
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Premier Cruises official card of StarShip Royale and StarShip Oceanic
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Premier Cruises official card of StarShip Royale and StarShip Oceanic
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This card of StarShip Oceanic, serial number 160, was published by Editions FISA, Barcelona
Photo by P.Asenjo
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A card of StarShip Royale, serial number N683-E, in the Bahamas.
It was published by Bahamas Scenic Prints and uses a photo by John Penrod
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Chantry Classics card of StarShip Oceanic, serial number CC/S125
Photo by A.O.Wilhelmi 3rd at Nassau.
 
 
Bahamas Scenic Prints postcard (serial 54-E) showing both StarShip Royale and StarShip Oceanic, at Nassau.
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A Premier Cruises official card of Oceanic - The Big Red Boat.
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Another Premier Cruises official card of Oceanic - The Big Red Boat, using the same image as the card above.
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Premier Cruises ship information card of Oceanic
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Oceanic
(Pullmantur: 2001-2009)
 
Following the collapse of Premier, the Oceanic was acquired by Spanish operator Pullmantur. Pullmantur announced that she would be withdrawn in September 2009, but was instead sold to the Peace Boat organisation in March of that year and delivered to them in April.
 
 
This is an official Pullmantur postcard of Oceanic.
It is based on one of the original Home Lines postcards - image supplied by me to Pullmantur
 
 
This is an official Pullmantur photograph of Oceanic.
Scan supplied by João Francisco Metello.
 
 
This is Simplon Photographs release isc2007 of Oceanic, issued September 2002.
It shows Oceanic in Barcelona on 2/9/2002.






The Oceanic
(Peace Boat 2009- )

Pullmantur announced that Oceanic would be withdrawn in September 2009, but she was instead sold to the Peace Boat organisation in March of that year and entered service with them on 23rd April when she set sail from Yokohama on an around-the-world cruise that was due to conclude in Yokohama on 6 August 2009. Her registered name is became The Oceanic. Her circumnavigation was Peace Boat's 66th Global Voyage for Peace, and the first to feature extensive visits to various ports in Scandinavia. In May 2010, The Oceanic came under attack by pirates while off the coast of Yemen. The ship was attacked by grenades, but managed to avoid being boarded by adopting zig-zag manoeuvres and blasting the pirates with high-pressure water hoses.




The Oceanic at Helsinki on 8th June 2009
Photo: 2009 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com
THE OCEANIC at Helsinki - Photo: 2009 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com



The Oceanic at Helsinki on 8th June 2009
Photo: 2009 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com
THE OCEANIC at Helsinki - Photo: 2009 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com



The Oceanic at Helsinki on 11th September 2011
Photo: 2009 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com
THE OCEANIC at Helsinki - Photo: 2011 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com



The Oceanic at Helsinki on 11th September 2011
Photo: 2009 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com
THE OCEANIC at Helsinki - Photo: 2011 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com



The Oceanic at Helsinki on 11th September 2011
Photo: 2009 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com
THE OCEANIC at Helsinki - Photo: 2011 Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.com









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