Monthly Archives: September 2015

Saga – From Humble Cruise Beginnings to Newbuildings

Today Saga Cruises ended years of speculation regarding their fleet. Rumours had been around suggesting they would build two new ships, rather than buy older tonnage. That was dismissed when I asked during my original visit to Saga Sapphire in … Continue reading

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Arrivederci Anna Mur

Wightlink’s St. Helen, underwent her final crossing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the 26th March 2015. She was laid up at Solent Refit after being bought by Delcomar, who also purchased St. Catherine and renamed her GB Conte. Work began … Continue reading

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Hotspur IV & Asterix

The beautiful, classic Hythe ferry, Hotspur IV, has been laid up rotting getting on for 18 months. Despite Malcolm Wade, Liberal councillor, making a few gestures, STILL nothing has changed except he got himself something new for the scrapbook. It’s … Continue reading

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Red Arrows in Southampton – 4th Time Lucky!

Southampton hasn’t had much luck getting the Red Arrows displays because usually the heavy advertising ended up being matched by heavy rain. 5th June 2012 was the Cunard Jubilee Rendezvous where all three Queens were together. Rain, wind and low … Continue reading

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