Maiden Call – Cruise Liner SAGA PEARL II at Malta – 09.11.2010

Saga Shipping, also known as Saga Cruises, a division of the Saga plc, is a cruise line headquartered in Folkestone, England founded in 1996. The fifth vessel that was part of the fleet was the 638 passenger capacity – SAGA PEARL II that was acquired in 2010 from Transocean Tours. She was built in Germany by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft […]

Breaking Up – Cruise Liner ASTOR – 23.11.2020

The 33 year old cruise liner ASTOR was sold last 15th October at an auction by C.W. Kellock London Ltd. She was built in 1987 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel in West Germany  as ASTOR for the Mauritius-based Marlan Corporation, although originally ordered by the South African Safmarine as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship for the Southampton-Cape Town service. In 1988, she was sold to the Soviet Union Black Sea Shipping […]