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Old 12-15-2004, 03:54 PM
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Does anyone know anything about these ships. I have seen a cruise in Europe I like and the price is good. Are they old ships. Are the announcements made in serveral languages or just in English. And what about the cabins, are they small, can you get an cabin with a window.
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Does anyone know anything about these ships. I have seen a cruise in Europe I like and the price is good. Are they old ships. Are the announcements made in serveral languages or just in English. And what about the cabins, are they small, can you get an cabin with a window.
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:06 PM
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Hello Tracey,

welcome aboard.

Royal Olympia operates a small fleet of older ships. Of course those do have outside cabins as well as insides.

Please be aware of the fact that this company has been struggling financially for years. It is currently operating under a Greek equivalent of the American bankruptcy law's Chapter 11.

Louis Cruise Lines is an alternative.
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Thanks, that's good to know as I wouldn't be going until around September next year
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Old 12-16-2004, 03:22 AM
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Tracey,

it remains to be seen whether the company will still be around by then.
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we heard that Louis Cruises was buying Royal Olympic's ships. who knows!!! as long as the ships continue to sail.
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passaporta,

the ships are to be auctioned April 6th, as a Greek court has ruled that their owning companies are to be liquidated.

It remains to be seen who is eventually going to get them. I have very little hope for "Odysseus". She will most likely go to the breakers.
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Hello everybody,

the following is the result of the ships auction:

"World Renaissance" was acquired by Ravenscroft Shipping for US$ 3.4 million, "Triton" went to Louis for US$ 9.5 million and an unknown Chinese company called IP bought the "Odysseus" for US$ 2.2 million.

Whether "Odysseus" will be scrapped remains to be seen. Some industry insiders suspect she might be converted into a casino ship for the local Chinese market.

"World Renaissance" might end up sailing under charter for Spanish company Travelplan, which already operates the "New Flamenco", which is also owned by Ravenscroft Shipping. The second ship currently operated by Travelplan, the "Ocean Coutness" (owned by Majestic International Cruises) is believed to transfer to the German market as "Lili Marleen" later this year.
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