Laid-up
Retired 1994-present

Retired Cruise Ships

                 Principal cruise ships retired since 1985

Page 1, an overview concerning retired cruise vessels form 1985 - 1993.

Note: many of the ships listed underneath originally belonged to the once vast Russian passenger ship fleet.  There were three series of ships:

Ivan Franko class: Ivan Franko, Alexandr Pushkin, Taras Shevtchenko, Shota Rusatveli, Mikhail Lermonotov

  

Mikhail Kalinin class: Mikhail Kalinin, Adjaria, Armenia, Baikal, Bashkiria, Vatslav Vorovsky, Grigorij Ordjonokidze, Latvia, Litva, Maria Uljanova, M. Uritzky, Nadezhda Krupskaja, Nikolaevsk, Petropavlovsk, Priamurye, Turkmenija, Felix Dzerzhinsky,  Khabarovsk, Estonia

                                      

Kirgizstan class: Kirgizstan, Bukovina, Kolkhida, Moldavija, Osetiya, Tadjikistan, Tallin, Tataria, Uzbekistan.

                                                                          

1985

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Columbus-C Kungsholm, Europa 1953 Broken up
Regina Prima Panama, President Hoover, Regina 1938 Broken up

 

                        

                                                                          Columbus C

1986

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Kentavros Barnegat 1941 Broken up
Mikhail Lermontov   1972 Sunk
Minhgua Ancerville 1962 Hotel ship
Turkmenia   1961 Fire
Uganda   1962 Broken up

                          

                                                                    Mikhail Lermontov

                  

                                                             Uganda laid up in river Fal

 

1987

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Ariane II Amsterdam, Fiorita 1950 Sunk
Bella Maria Azemmour 1950 Fire
Ellinis Lurline 1932 Broken up
Eros Pierre Loti, Chrysovalandou II 1953 Broken up

 

1988

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Jupiter Moledet 1961 Sunk after collision
Priyamurye   1960 Fire

 

1989

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Princess Patricia   1949 Broken up
Lavia Media, Flavia, Flavian 1947 Fire

 

1990

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Crown Bukovina 1962 Liner service
Kirghizstan   1962 Liner service
Melody Djebel Dira, Phoenix 1948 Fire, sunk
Scandinavian Star Massalia, Stena Baltica, Island Fiesta 1971 Fire

 

1991

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Ionian Express Svea Corona 1975 Fire
Oceanos Jean Laborde, Mykinai, Ancona,Brindisi Express, Eastern Princess 1952 Sunk
The Fiesta Theodor Herzl, Carnivale, Freeport, Vera Cruz I, Sun Ambasador 1957 Fire

                    

                                                            Oceanos' last moments...........

1992

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Delta Filipine Dream Towada Maru 1966 Floating hotel
Grigoruy Ordjonokidze   1959 Broken up
Niolajevsk   1962 Liner service
Royal Pacific Empress of Australia, Empress 1965 Sunk
Sounds of Orient Khabarovsk 1961 Probably broken up,

fate unknown

Vatslav Vorovskiy   1959 Broken up
Wasa Queen Bore Star, Silja Star, Club Sea, Eurosun, Orient Express, Orient Sun 1975 Car ferry

 

                       

                                                               Mikhail Kalinin class vessels

1993

Ship Ex-name(s) Year built Reason retired
Excelsior Mercury Mariya Ulyanova 1959 Broken up
Excelsior Neptune Felix Dzerzhinskiy 1959 Sunk at shipyard, scrapped
Wang Fu Tadzhikistan 1961 Liner Service

 

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All text and photographs (unless stated otherwise)  Paul Timmerman

 

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