On our way to Southampton!

Norwegian Epic may be limping due to a technical problem that’s slowed down the ship enough to delay its arrival in Southampton tomorrow…but we are on the move.

Here’s today’s trivia quiz (first winner to answer all questions correctly wins a Cruise Critic prize) — I’ll admit, this one isn’t going to be easy.

We’ve just cruised past a special ship; its smokestack is pictured, left. Which line built and operated the venerable vessel? What was its original name (and what were subsequent iterations)? What year was it originally launched? And what’s it being used for today?

Please send your answers to Kelly@cruisecritic.co.uk.

Good luck. Oh, by the way, we’re still getting answers to the weekend question (What was the first ship to have a passenger escalator?). We’ll keep you posted.



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One response to “On our way to Southampton!

  1. Hi this vessal is
    The magnificent Holland America Line flagship ROTTERDAM of 1959 photographed in Cape Town in January 1970 while on her world cruise.
    The ROTTERDAM had a long career under Holland America until 1997 when she was sold to Premier Cruises and renamed REMBRANDT. The second career was a short one as by September 2000 Premier Cruises went bankrupt and the REMBRANDT was laid up in Freeport, Bahamas.
    The old former ROTTERDAM was lucky, however, as the City of Rotterdam and local interests rescued her and following several years of refits the ROTTERDAM has just opened her doors again in her former home port of Rotterdam, as hotel ship and tourist’s attraction.

    kind regards Richard barr

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