New Flamenco (ship)


New Flamenco (ship)

"New Flamenco" is a cruise ship , former names were "Spirit of London", "Sun Princess", "Majestic", "Starship Majestic", "Southern Cross", and "Flamenco".

History

The ship was launched and named in 1972 by P&O as the "Spirit of London". She had originally been ordered by the Norwegian Caribbean Line (NCL) (to be named "Seaward") but P&O bought her unfinished hull after NCL had pulled out of the deal. In 1974, P&O bought Princess Cruises and the "Spirit of London" was renamed "Sun Princess", joining the "Island Princess" and "Pacific Princess" in the Princess fleet. The ship appeared in the 1975 Columbo episode "Troubled Waters", guest starring Robert Vaughn, as well as in "Herbie Goes Bananas" (1980).

1988 saw the sale of the "Sun Princess" by P&O to Premier Cruises, where it was initially named "Majestic", becoming the "Starship Majestic" in 1989. In 1994, she was purchased by CTC and was renamed the "Southern Cross". She was renamed again in 1998 when Festival Cruises began operating her as the "Flamenco". After Festival Cruises collapsed,fact|date= August 2008 she began sailing for Cruise Elysia as "New Flamenco".

Princess Cruises introduced a new Sun Princess in 1995.

References

[http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/FlamencoPCs.html Simplon Post Cards site] website


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