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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #100 on: Mar 03, 2017, 08:27 PM »
Took a while for me to realise Saga Ruby was Cunard's Caronia . . . .

Then I remembered I had some video footage I took of her leaving New York (when we got back off a cruise on QE2). She was indeed a nice looking ship.

We cruised on her once, as Caronia. Captain : Nick Bates. We had been on QE2, and we went back to QE2 again afterwards. Nick Bates joined us there ;) .

Now at that time I was not yet so interested in the details of ships, but at that particular time anyway, I could not be sure which of the two ships I liked better -- QE2 or Caronia... I wish I could have those voyages all over again, now that I am so much more aware...

Caronia was a wonderful ship, and those passengers on board who had been loyal to her since her Vistafjord days, said she was even better then. And the crew loved her. I never did venture on board again when she was Saga Ruby... did not want to spoil the memories...

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #102 on: Mar 03, 2017, 08:54 PM »
Hello! New here.

Supposedly to be renovated into a floating hotel.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_Ruby
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« Reply #103 on: Mar 03, 2017, 09:45 PM »
Sad to see her go, Vistafjord was my very first ship visit away back in 1986. l was taken by tender out to her, met at the gangway given a grand ship tour with lunch and shown round by Perr and then put back on the tender to go back to Kirkwall, with a lovely gift.
This was a great intorduction to Cunard as a visitor, as l was sailing on QE2 later that year for my first time.

Years later on QE2 on the Hotel Managers table l recounted my ship visit story to a Norwegian host The Purser, (do they still use such names on the new wonder fleet ::) ?) on the table, his name lm afraid totally escapes me just now, but he had  a white beard and glasses, he told me he used to work with Perr on Vistafjord and now alas he was sadly very ill.   
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #104 on: Mar 03, 2017, 09:58 PM »
Sad to see her go, Vistafjord was my very first ship visit away back in 1986.


Vistafjord was only 14. Huh.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #105 on: Mar 04, 2017, 12:24 PM »
Peter Newell's excellent report on Saga Ruby, just before she ended her service as a passenger ship.
Little of the interior decor and furniture as we knew her is left now.
http://maritimematters.com/2014/01/a-last-look-inside-saga-ruby/
Millennium View have carried out extensive refitting including black wood installations, with various  Blue carpets etc in the public areas...
The only photos are included in the message from SAL on FB

Apparently, she is "definitely" due to sail to India for scrapping.
Today following a period at anchor at Sattahip, she is underway in the Gulf of Thailand.
Pete - take a look at her on the AIS, her slow passage looks a little erratic from here!
Wouldn't it be fantastic if none of the info re India online is true? 
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« Last Edit: Mar 04, 2017, 12:26 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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« Reply #106 on: Mar 04, 2017, 07:24 PM »
If only Rosie, if only, recon she can just about make headway ,looking at that track? why spend all that money buying & refitting her , then to say what the hell 'get rid'?  There's years left in her, nobody with vision, around nowadays :'(

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #107 on: Mar 04, 2017, 10:12 PM »
Awful news :( Such a shame, if only something could be done to save her. From the photos she still looks to be in good condition inside, what a shame. One of, if not the last elegant cruise ships left now going - she looked great with her classic liner lines!
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #108 on: Mar 05, 2017, 12:03 AM »
if only something could be done to save her.

We all wish we could save her. It's sad to see ships that actually look like ships are being scrapped today.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #109 on: Mar 08, 2017, 03:23 AM »
I don't think I can handle any more sad ship news this year...First Marco Polo is to be sold (here's hoping to another career after CMV), then Astoria, then Vistafjord, and possibly the SS United States and Queen Mary might one day join the scrap heap. I'd love an 11th hour bid on the Vistafjord, but those never happen.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #110 on: Mar 08, 2017, 03:29 AM »
Awful news :( Such a shame, if only something could be done to save her. From the photos she still looks to be in good condition inside, what a shame. One of, if not the last elegant cruise ships left now going - she looked great with her classic liner lines!

Given that she was the last largish ocean liner built until the QM2, it's a shame that she had to end this way. It's a real shame as with her being not too big and not too small, it could have worked as a hotel somewhere in Europe, or perhaps North America, which has a curious lack of preserved liners compared to Europe. Hope you are well Adam!
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #111 on: Mar 08, 2017, 11:02 AM »
Hi not to sure what's happening at the moment marinetraffic indicates her returning To Sattahip on 28th

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:372123/mmsi:341993000/vessel:OASIA/_:60be68a286aa22308145a7132f6f28dc

Anyone noticed AIS  name changed  to OASIS
« Last Edit: Mar 08, 2017, 11:05 AM by Roy Warrender »

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #112 on: Mar 08, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Hi not to sure what's happening at the moment marinetraffic indicates her returning To Sattahip on 28th

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:372123/mmsi:341993000/vessel:OASIA/_:60be68a286aa22308145a7132f6f28dc

Anyone noticed AIS  name changed  to OASIS

Isn't her current name MV OASIA, Roy?
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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« Reply #113 on: Mar 08, 2017, 05:52 PM »
I believe it is but they have changed the AIS signal to show OASIS,  this change can only be done By the onboard crew

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #114 on: Mar 12, 2017, 05:44 PM »
Hi
Reports indicate Oasia Left Satterhip on Monday for India  At this time She is at anchor South east of Satterhip still indicating a return on the 28th

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:372123/mmsi:311000198/vessel:OASIA/_:60be68a286aa22308145a7132f6f28dc

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #115 on: Mar 13, 2017, 10:35 PM »
Oasia / Oasis now on route to Singapore according to Marine Traffic.

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #116 on: Mar 14, 2017, 02:35 PM »
Does the info show if she is under her own power ?
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« Reply #117 on: Mar 14, 2017, 05:13 PM »
Looked to be under power.

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #119 on: Mar 14, 2017, 11:52 PM »
Thanks, Bruce and Roy !

Would Ruby be heading to Singapore if she were going to be broken up ?
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