27. Jul, 2015

Swan Hunter Shipbuilders - Vistafjord

This was the first Ship i worked on as a young apprentice down the shipyards, it set sail from the Neptune Yard on the River Tyne in 1973 , I worked in the Engine Room was a Marine fitter working on the installation of the Main Engine and Auxillary equipment .

In 1983 she was sold to Cunard Line, retaining her original name until 1999 when she was renamed Caronia. In 2004 she was sold to Saga and sailed as Saga Ruby 

She sailed her final world cruise in the first months of 2013. However it was marred by technical difficulties which kept the ship in Southampton until late February, which led to the cruise being renamed the 'Grand Voyage' visiting South America and South Africa.

In 2014 she was sold for use as a floating hotel and renamed Oasia.