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Re: Amazing! I was docked next to Stockholm Astoria
Not Azipods, Dick, but sponsons to improve her stability. The 1/1250 model currently in production is of her short-lived appearance as "Azores" in Portuscale livery by CM but she hasn't had a major refit since then so Astoria is essentially the same shape as Azores. CMV are chartering Astoria for a series of no-fly cruises for 4 months per year from several ports around the UK that other ships cannot use but enjoy these small ships while you can because the economics of running them are very tight and the threat of withdrawal from service might be the only thing that keeps them fully booked.
in Amsterdam in March 2017. Didn't know what I was looking at. At the waterline, interesting stern on her. Looks like she might have azipods now. Have photo, but no idea how to show them to you.
AMAZING but you can still sail/cruise on the STOCKHOLM, granted virtually totally rebuilt from the hull in. TOTALLY UNRECOGNISABLE now named ASTORIA, best of all i should be on her in a few months!
In 1956, off the coast of Massachusetts, the Italian liner Andrea Dorea and the Swedish liner Stockholm collided resulting in the sinking of the Andrea Doria. The Stockholm limped back to port with a smashed bow. The Andrea Dorea is from Mercator and the Stockholm from Albatros.
I was traveling the last two weekends and didn't get a chance to post a quiz. Here we go again:
Identify these two ships (and models) and the connection between them: