M/S Regal Empress being scrapped at Alang

M/S Regal Empress being scrapped at Alang


Alang, India (IN)
MS Regal Empress was a cruise ship that recently operated for Imperial Majesty Cruise Line. She was built in 1953 by Alexander Stephen & Sons at Glasgow, Scotland as the ocean liner SS Olympia for the Greek Line. Greek Line withdrew the Olympia from service in 1974.

Following an extended lay-up period and reconstruction into a diesel-engined Caribbean cruise ship, the ship re-emerged in 1983 as MS Caribe I for Commodore Cruise Line. In 1993 she was sold to Regal Cruise Line and received her final name. She operated for Imperial Majesty Cruise Line from 2003 until 2009.

The Regal Empress was also the last vintage passenger ship to regularly sail from the United States.

Her last voyage took place on March 6, 2009. On March 9, 2009 the Regal Empress was retired by Imperial Majesty Cruise Line. She was laid up for sale and inspection in Freeport, Bahamas until late March. It was reported by Maritime Matters on March 26 that the Regal Empress was sold for scrap.

The Regal Empress was replaced by a newer ship, the MS Bahamas Celebration. The new ship carries on the same cruise itineraries as the Regal Empress did. However, the Bahamas Celebration is currently operating for a new cruise line, Celebration Cruise Line. The new cruise line is owned by the same company that had operated the Regal Empress.

The Regal Empress departed Freeport in early April to sail to her final destination in Alang. Her voyage took over 3 months to complete. During her voyage, she was renamed the Regal Tmpress. She was beached on 24 July 2009. In October, scrapping began starting from the bow of the ship. The demolition of the ship was completed in early 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Regal_Empress
MS Regal Empress was a cruise ship that recently operated for Imperial Majesty Cruise Line. She was built in 1953 by Alexander Stephen & Sons at Glasgow, Scotland as the ocean liner SS Olympia for the Greek Line. Greek Line withdrew the Olympia from service in 1974.

Following an extended lay-up period and reconstruction into a diesel-engined Caribbean cruise ship, the ship re-emerged in 1983 as MS Caribe I for Commodore Cruise Line. In 1993 she was sold to Regal Cruise Line and received her final name. She operated for Imperial Majesty Cruise Line from 2003 until 2009.

The Regal Empress was also the last vintage passenger ship to regularly sail from the United States.

Her last voyage took place on March 6, 2009. On March 9, 2009 the Regal Empress was retired by Imperial Majesty Cruise Line. She was laid up for sale and inspection in Freeport, Bahamas until late March. It was reported by Maritime Matters on March 26 that the Regal Empress was sold for scrap.

The Regal Empress was replaced by a newer ship, the MS Bahamas Celebration. The new ship carries on the same cruise itineraries as the Regal Empress did. However, the Bahamas Celebration is currently operating for a new cruise line, Celebration Cruise Line. The new cruise line is owned by the same company that had operated the Regal Empress.

The Regal Empress departed Freeport in early April to sail to her final destination in Alang. Her voyage took over 3 months to complete. During her voyage, she was renamed the Regal Tmpress. She was beached on 24 July 2009. In October, scrapping began starting from the bow of the ship. The demolition of the ship was completed in early 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Regal_Empress
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@ 2012-01-18 13:54:15
My wife and I celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary with a cruise on The Empress when it was located at Port Manatee in Tampa Bay Florida; great memories and truly a Classic Ship. God Speed old Girl...
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@ 2012-03-06 15:18:35
My one and only cruise was on the Empress. January 2003 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau. During the evening dinner service the power went out on the ship for about 20 minutes or so. Spooked the passengers. Sad to see it go.
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@ 2014-05-11 11:19:11
I was in The US Navy for 23 years, and when I steeped aboard this vessel, I was annoyed that it was not the same as the one in the cruise package.
This was an old vessel from the mid 50's, the rooms were shabby, and the service fair to midland. It breaks my heart to see ships scrapped.. especially The USS Enterprise, USS Coral Sea, and others..
But with time, we all get scrapped in one way or another.
another memory, another razor blade..

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