Life on the Ocean Waves
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Artemis Braemar Arcadia M/S Caronia M/S Caronia in August 2002
M/S Caronia vital statistics Company: Cunard (until 2004) Home Port: Southampton, England Gross Tonnage: 24,492 tons Cruising Speed: 20 knots Passenger Capacity: 665 Passenger Decks: 9 Built: 1973 Voyages sailed on this ship: Baltic
The Caronia started life in Tyneside in 1973 as the ‘Vistafjord’.  She was the last cruise ship to be built at Swan Hunter shipbuiders.   :-( Cunard Line sold the Caronia in 2004 in anticipation of the arrival of the new Queen Victoria.  However, the ship that was supposed to be the QV was sold to P & O and became the Arcadia, and it was another three years before the Queen Victoria made an appearance! The Caronia was a lovely little ship and Cunard were somewhat hasty to sell her off.
Debbie enjoys a champagne with Michael Buerk Official photo taken on board the Caronia
(Left) Here I am on the Caronia enjoying a glass of champagne with BBC newsreader Michael Buerk, on our Baltic cruise in August 2002. (Right) The official photo taken on our cruise.