Principal passenger/ cruise ships retired since 1985

 

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

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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

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

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1985

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Columbus-C, ex-Kungsholm, Europa, 1953, Broken up

Regina Prima, ex-Panama, President Hoover, Regina, 1938, Broken up


 

1986

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Kentavros, ex-Barnegat, 1941, Broken up

Mikhail Lermontov, 1972, Sunk,

Minhgua, ex-Ancerville, 1962, Hotel ship

Turkmenia, 1961, fire

Uganda, 1962, Broken up

uganda mv Uganda


 

1987

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Ariane II, ex-Amsterdam, Fiorita, 1950, Sunk

BellaMaria, ex-Azemmour, Delos, 1951, Fire

Ellinis, ex-Lurline, 1932, Broken up

Eros, ex-Pierre Loti, Chrysovalandou II, 1953, Broken up


 

1988

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Jupiter, ex-Moledet, 1961, Sunk after collision

Priyamurye, 1960, Fire


 

1989

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Princess Patricia, 1949, Broken up

Lavia, ex-Media, Flavia, Flavian, 1947, Fire


 

1990

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Crown, ex-Bukovina, 1962, Liner service

Kirghizstan, 1962, Liner service

Melody, ex-Djebel Dira, Phoenix, 1948, Fire, sunk

Scandinavian Star, ex-Massalia, Stena Baltica, Island Fiesta, 1971, Fire

Lavia_fire MV Lavia on fire


 

1991

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Ionian Express, ex-Svea Corona, 1975, Fire

Oceanos, ex-Jean Laborde, Mykinai, Ancona, Brindisi Express, Eastern Princess, 1952, Sunk

The Fiesta, ex-Theodor Herzl, Carnivale, Freeport, Vera Cruz I, Sun Ambasador, 1957, Fire


 

1992

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Delta Filipine Dream, ex-Towada Maru, 1966, Floating hotel

Grigoruy Ordjonokidze, 1959, Broken up

Niolajevsk, 1962, Liner service

Royal Pacific, ex-Empress of Australia, Empress, 1965, Sunk

Sounds of Orient, ex-Khabarovsk, 1961, Probably broken up, fate unknown

Vatslav Vorovskiy, 1959, Broken up

Wasa Queen, ex-Bore Star, Silja Star, Club Sea, Eurosun, Orient Express, Orient Sun, 1975, Car ferry

wasa q MV Orient Express


 

1993

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Excelsior, ex-Mercury,Mariya Ulyanova, 1959, Broken up

 Neptune,   ex-Felix Dzerzhinskiy, 1959 Sunk at shipyard, scrapped Wang Fu

Tadzhikistan, 1961, Liner Service


 

1994

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Achille Lauro, ex-Willem Ruys, 1947, Fire, sunk

American Star, ex-America, West Point, Australis, Italis, Noga, Alferdoss, 1940, Grounded

Amusement World, ex-Patricia, Putri Bintang, 1967, Casino ship

Mikhail Kalinin, 1958, Scrapped

Pallas Athena, ex-Flandre, Carla- C(osta)1952, Fire

achillelaufire Achille Lauro on fire


 

1995

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Armeniya, 1963, Broken up

Gann, ex-Ragnvald Jarl, 1956, Training ship

Green Coast, ex-Litva, 1960, reports state she is broken up, but this is likely to be incorrect, fate not known

Minoan Prince, ex-Wakashio Maru, Apollon, 1973, Car ferry

Prince George, 1948, Fire, Sunk

Russ, ex-Konstantin Chernenko, 1986, Car ferry


 

1996

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Adzhariya, 1964, Broken up

Alessia, ex-Moldaviya, 1960, Broken up

City of Mykonos, ex-San Marco, 1956, Sunk

Discovery I, ex-Blenheim, 1970, Fire

Galapagos Explorer, ex-Gentile da Fabriano, 1962, Broken up

Heng Li, ex-Pine Tree Mariner, Mariposa, Jin Jiang, 1953, Broken up

Kolkhida, 1961, Broken up

Latviya, 1960, Broken up

M. Uritzkiy, 1959, Broken up

Olympia I, ex-Achilleus, Orion, 1953, Floating restaurant

rethengli mv Heng Li


 

1997

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Afghanistan, ex-Bata, 1962, Broken up

Akdeniz, 1955, Naval vessel

Baikal, 1962, Liner service

Bosphor, ex-Petropavlovsk, 1960, Broken up

Canberra, 1961, Broken up

Constitution, ex-Oceanic Constitution, 1951, Sunk

Ekaterina II, ex-Estonia, 1960, Broken up

Empress, ex-Patricia, Ariadne, Freeport II, Bon Vivant, Ariane, Empress Katerina, 1951, Broken up

Fairstar, ex-Oxfordshire, 1957, Broken up

Frank,  ex-Ivan Franko, 1964, Broken up

Osetiya, 1963, Broken up

Romantica, ex-Huascaran, Beaverbrae, Aurelia, Romanza, 1939, Fire

Tatariya, 1963, Broken up

Turkmeniya, 1961, Broken up

Universe, ex-Badger Mariner, Atlantic, Universe Campus, Universe, 1953, Broken up

Constitution mv Constitution


1998

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Athirah, ex-Rosa da Fonsesca, Seven Seas, Nippon Maru, 1962, Broken up

Fantome, ex-Flying Cloud, 1927, Sunk

Kuban, ex-Nadezhda Krushkaya, 1963, Broken up

New Utopia, ex-Diamond Okinawa, 1975, Car ferry

Sampaguita,  ex-Ferry 2,  Mariya Savina, 1976, Liner service


 

1999

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Galapagos Discovery  ex-Illiria, Bali Sea Dancer, 1962Fire

Leonid Sobinov, ex-Saxonia, Carmania, 1954, Broken up

Philippines, ex-Augustus, Great Sea, Ocean King, President, Asian Princess, 1952, Hotel ship

Olga Androvskaya, 1976, Broken up

Sun Vista, ex-Galileo Galilei, Galileo, Meridian, 1964, Sunk

Tatariya, 1963, Broken up

The Iris, ex-Konstantin Simonov, Fransesca, 1982, Liner service

SUNVISTAfire mv Sun Vista on fire


 

2000

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Americana, 1988, Freighter only

Belofin I, ex-Monterey, Matsonia, Lurline, Britanis, 1932, Sunk

Omega, ex-Uzbekistan, 1962, Broken up

Orient Princess, ex-Yaohua, 1967, Floating restaurant

Orpheu, ex-Munster, Theseus, Orpheus, 1948, Broken up

Seabreeze I, ex-Frederico C, Starship Royale, 1958, Sunk

Stefan, ex-Maasdam, Stefan Batory, 1952, Broken up

World Discoverer, ex-Bewa Discoverer, 1974, Grounded


 

2001

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Amerikanis, ex-Kenya Castle, 1952, Broken up

Classica, ex-Provence, Enrico C(osta), Symphony, Aegean Spirit, 1951, Broken up

Millennium Queen, ex-Princesa Leopoldina, 1962,  Broken up

Pearl of Scandinavia, ex-Athena, LangkapuriStar,  Aquarius, 1989, Car ferry

Sea, ex-Gripshholm, Navarino, Sao Paolo, Samantha, Regent Sea, 1957, Sunk

Star of Venice, ex-Leda, Nalja, Albatros, Alegro, Betsy Ross, Amalfi, 1956, Broken up

Sun, ex-Shalom, Hanseatic, Royal Odyssey, Regent Sun, 1964, Sunk

Temis, ex-Koningin Wilhelmina, Artemis, 1960, Broken up

Star_of_venice mv Betsy Ross


 

2002

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Costa Riviera, ex-Guglielmo Marconi, 1963, Broken up

Neptune, ex-Meteor, 1955, Broken up

Princesa Amorosa, ex-Galaxy, Scottish Coast, 1957, Broken up,

Wind Song, 1987, Fire


 

2003

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Apollo, ex-Empress of Canada, Mardi Gras, Olympic, Star of Texas, Lucky Star, Olympic, Apollon 2004, 1961, Broken up

Assedo, ex-Shota Rustaveli, Broken up

Big Boat, ex-Transvaal Castle, SA Vaal, Festivale, Island Breeze, Big Red Boat III, 1962, Broken up

Dolphin, ex-Zion, Amelia de Mello, Ithaca, 1956, Broken up

New Orleans, ex-Argentina, Monarch Star, Veendam, Brasil, Bermuda Star, Commodore Hotel, 1958, Broken up

Oceanbreeze, ex-Southern Cross, Calypso, Azure Seas, 1955, Broken up

S Ocean, ex-Aphrodite, Stella Oceanis, 1965, Broken up

Sagar, ex-Ferdinand de Lesseps, La Perla, La Palma, 1952, Broken up

Seawind Crown, ex-Infante Dom Henrique, Vasco da Gama, 1961, Broken up

S Solar, ex-Cambodge, Stella Solaris, 1953, Broken up

Mayan Empress, ex-Winston Churchill, 1967, Broken up

Veesham   ex-Trelleborg, Homeros, Nissos Kypros,1958, Broken up

ocbreeze mv Ocean Breeze


 

2004

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Ambassador I,  ex-Jedinstvo, 1958, Broken up

Barcelona, ex-Seawind Crown, Vasco da Gama, 1961, Broken up

Empress, ex-Sunward, Ile de Beaute, Grand Flotel, Saudi Moon I, Ocean Spirit, Scandinavian Song, Santiago de Cuba, 1966, Broken up

Genoa, ex-Sylvania, Fairwind, Sitmar Fairwind, Dawn Princess, Albatros, 1957, Broken up

Harmony I, ex-Statendam, Rhapsody, Regent Star,Sea Harmony, 1957, Broken up

Princesa Victoria, ex-Dunnotar Castle, Victoria, The Victoria, 1936, Broken up

Regal Voyager, ex-Massalia, Stena Baltica, Island Fiesta, Scandinavian Star, Candi, 1971, Broken up

Rochdale One, ex-Ayvasowski, Carina Primexpress Island, 1977, Hotel ship

Salonaernia, ex-Franconia, Fedor Shalyapin, 1955, Broken up

Vergina, ex-Yofu Maru, Creta Sky, Vergina Sky, 1971, Broken up


 

2005

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Big Red Boat 2, ex-Eugenio C, Eugenio Costa, Edinburgh Castle, 1966, Broken up

China Sea Discovery, ex-Carinthia, Fairland, Fairsea, Fair Princess, 1956, Broken up

ExplorerAtlantis, ex-President WP Richardson, La Guardia, Leilani, President Roosevelt, Emerald Seas, Ocean Explorer I, 1944, Broken up

Oriana, 1960, Broken up

Princes, ex-Princessa Cypria, Princesse Margrethe, 1968, Broken up

Rita, ex-Windsor Castle, Margarita- L, 1960, Broken up

Royal Pacific, ex-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Crown del Mar, Don Juan, Riviera I, 1967, Burned

Taras,  ex-Taras Shevchenko, 1965, Broken up

oriana


 

2006

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Aliaga,  ex-SunAchilleus, Orion, Thomas II, 1966, broken up

Forest, ex-33 Orientales, City of Rhodos, Queen Eleni,Joywave, Queen Constantina, 1966, Broken up

Green Coast, ex-Litva, 1956, Sunk

Island Explorer, ex-Nordnorge, 1964, Broken up

Monte, ex-Free State Mariner, Monterey, 1960, Broken up

Blue Lady, ex-France, Norway, 1961, Broken up

Scandinavia, ex-Stella Polaris, 1927, Sunk

Siritara Ocean Queen, ex-Bashkiriya, Odessa Sun, Silver Star, Royal Dream, Ocean Princess, Ocean Queen, 1964, Sunk

Tropic Sea, ex-Princess Paola, Tropicana, Sea Palace, St. Lucie, 1966, Broken up


 

2007

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Anastasis, ex-Victoria, 1953, Broken up

Marine Star, ex-Aquarama, 1945, Broken up

Eplorer, ex-Lindblad Explorer, Society Explorer, 1969, Sunk

Sea Diamond, ex-Birka Princess, 1986, Sunk


2008

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Lucky Star, ex-Princesa Isabel, Marco Polo, Aquamarine, Polaris I, Odysseues, 1962, Broken up

QE2, 1969, Plans for conversion to floating hotel

Razzmatazz, ex-Bremerhaven, Stella Maris, Viking Bordeaux, Madagascar, 1960, Broken up

Royal Star, ex-San Giorgio, City of Andros, Ocean Islander, 1956, Abandoned

Serenade, ex-Jean Mermoz, Mermoz, 1957, Broken up

Topaz, ex-Empress of Britain, Queen Anna Maria, Carnivale, Fiesta Marina, Olympic, 1956, Broken up

The Queen Elizabeth 2 berthed at Port Rashid close to Dubai Creek, Dubai. The ship was brought to Dubai to be turned into a floating hotel but the project appears to be on hold for the moment and the only sign of activity is a wisp of smoke from the funnel where the engines are kept turning over from time to time to keep air circulating. Pic: Keith Waldegrave see story Amanda Perthen mv Queen Elizabeth 2 in Dubai awaiting conversion


 

2009

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Doulos, ex-Medina, Roma, Franca C, 1914, Plans for conversion to floating hotel

Ola Esmeralda, ex-Black Prince, 1966, Retired from cruise service as she is not SOLAS compliant because of her age, plans for use as a coastal liner in Venezuelan waters

Independence, ex-Independence, Oceanic Independence, Independence, Platinum II, 1950, Broken in two while at anchor at the west coast of India, to be broken up on site

Winner 5, ex-Ausonia, Ithaca, The Ausonia, Ivory, 1956, Broken up

Maxim Gorkiy, ex-Hamburg, Hanseatic, 1969, Broken up

Ocean Odyssey, ex-Eros, Jason, Iason,1965, Broken up

Regal Empress, ex-Olympia, Caribe (I),1953, Broken up

Salamis Glory, ex-Annan Nery, Danaos, Constellation, Morning Star, Regent Spirit,1962, Broken up


2010

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Dalmacija, 1965, Broken up

Flamenco I, ex-Seaward, Spirit of London, Sun Princess, Starship Majestic, Southern Cross, Flamenco, New Flamenco, 1970, Broken up

Kristina Regina, ex-Bore, Borea, 1960, Hotel, restaurant, museum in Turku, Finnland

Maestro, ex-Renaissance, Homeric Renaissance, World Renaissance, Awani Dream, Grand Victoria, Blue Monarch, 1966, Broken up

Mississippi Queen, 1975, Broken up

Mona Lisa, ex-Kungsholm, Sea Princess, Mona Lisa, The Scholar Ship, 1966, in use as an accommodation vessel in Oman

Rotterdam V, ex-Rotterdam, Rembrandt, 1959, Opened as a hotel- convention centre in port of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Royale, ex-Castalia, Scandinavian Saga, Pride of San Diego, Tropic Star II, Emerald Empress, Sofia, Enchanted Sun, Talisman, Manistal, St Tropez, Fortune Star, Casino Royale, 1974, Broken up

Saga Rose, ex-Sagafjord, Gripsholm, 1965, Broken up

SS-Rotterdam hotel/ museum ship ss Rotterdam V


 

2011

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Discovery Sun, ex-Freeport I, Freeport, Svea Star, Caribe, Scandinavian Sun, Balanga Queen, Discovery Sun, 1968, Broken up


 

2012

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

AspireSeaward, ex-Spirit of London, Sun Princess, Starship Majestic, Southern Cross, Flamenco, New Flamenco, 1970, Broken up

Costa Concordia, 2004, Wrecked at the Italian coast

Costa Allegra  ex-Annie Johnson, Alexandra1969, 1990Broken up

Emerald, 1975, Broken up

Ocean Mist, ex-San Giorgio, Ocean Islander, Royal Star, 1956, Broken up

Philippines, ex-Augustus, Great Sea, Ocean King, Philipines, President, Asian Princess, 1951, Broken up

The Oceanic, ex-Oceanic, Starship Oceanic, Big Red Boat I, 1965, Broken up

oceanic mv Oceanic


 

2013

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Acif,  ex-Sea Venture, Pacific Princess, Pacific, 1971, Broken up

Georg Buchner, ex-Charlesville, 1951, Sunk en route to breakers

Lyubov Orlova, 1976, Sunk en route to breakers

Formosa Queen, ex-Song of Norway, Sundream, Dream Princess, Dream, Clipper Pearl, Clipper Pacific, Festival, Ocean Pearl, 1970, Broken up

Antic, ex-Fairsky, Sky Princess, Pacific Sky, Sky Wonder, Atlantic Star, 1984, Broken up

Qing, ex-Melody, Starship Atlantic, Atlantic, 1982, Sunk after storm while serving as an accommodation vessel, will be scrapped


 

2014

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Adriatica Queen, ex-Vana Tallinn, Thor Heyerdahl, Nord Estonnia, Dana Regina, 1974, Broken up,

Amen, ex-Discovery, Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Island Princess, Island Venture, 1974, Broken up

Cora, ex-Coral, Triton, Sunward II, Cunard Adventurer, 1971, Broken up

Daphne, ex-Princess Daphne, Ocean Monarch, Hellenic Aid, Ocean Monarch, Switzerland, Daphne, Akrotiri Express, Port Sydney, 1954, Broken up

Formosa Queen, ex-Ocean Pearl, Festival, Clipper Pacific, Clipper Pearl, Dream, Dream Princess, Sundream, Song of Norway, 1970, Broken up

Harmony, ex-Club Harmony, Harmony Princess, Costa Marina, Italia, Regent Sun, Axel Johnson, 1969,  Broken up

Oasia, ex-Saga Ruby, Caronia, Vistafjord, 1973, Floating hotel

Ocean Countess, ex-Ruby, Ocean Countess, Lili Marleen, Ocean Countess, Olympia Countess, Olympic Countess, Awani dream II, Cunard Countess, 1975,  Broken up after fire in 2013

Sunward II Nassau 23/11-85 mv Coral


 

2015

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Bahama’s Celebration, ex-Prinsesse Ragnhild, 1981

Happy World, ex-Amusement World, Lion Queen, Sun Fiesta, Pacific Star, Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Princess, Lion Queen, Stena Saga, Stena Oceanica, Patricia, 1967, taken out of service and now in use as floating accommodation

Patricia , ex-Stena Oceanica, Stena Saga, Lion Queen,, Crown Princess, , Crown Princess Victoria,, Pacific Star, Sun Fiesta, Lion Queen, Amusement World, currently Happy World accommodation ship

Jadran, ex-Captain John’s restaurant, 1957, Broken up

Kalakala, ex-Peralta, 1926, Broken up

Kong Olav, 1964, Broken up after 10 years in lay-up in Thailand

Lisboa, ex-Princess Danae, Baltika, Starlight Express, Danae, Therisos Express, Port Melbourne, 1955, Broken up

Pacific Victory, ex-Pacific, Ocean Star Pacific, Aquamarine, Arielle, Aquamarine, Nordic Prince, 1971, Broken up

Veronica, ex-Mona Lisa, Ocenic II, Mona Lisa, Victoria, Sea Princess, Kungsholm, 1966, Broken up


 

2016

Ship/ Ex-name(s)/  Year built/ Reason retired

Akdeniz, 1956, Broken up

Henna, ex-Pacific Sun, Jubilee, 1986, Broken up

 

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