Category Archives: Portuscale Cruises

Porto Sold For Scrap – Updated

Sad news breaking about this beautiful classic liner, whose luck ran out when Classic International Cruises went bust in 2012. A baby at just 5,888gt, she began life in 1965 as Istra. Several owners and names followed until she was … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Astoria!

This little beauty entered service as Stockholm for Swedish America Line on the 21st February 1948, setting sail from Gothenburg to New York. She came to international attention in July 1956 when she and the Andrea Doria collided off Nantucket, … Continue reading

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As Lisboa is Sold For Scrap, What Next For Portuscale?

Today it was announced the classic ship, Lisboa, had been sold for scrap and would sail for Turkey on the 15th March. The former Princess Danae will join her sister, Princess Daphne in maritime memories. Both were originally owned by … Continue reading

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