Name this ship please

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  1. need_a_Disney_fix

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    DH and I were on the Eastern Magic January 21 of this year and this little ship was at the St. Maarten port. Does anyone remember the name of the ship. I was thinking it is the Opera, but I google Opera and the ship that comes up is much larger and better looking. The ship in the photo that I am curious about is much smaller than the Magic. This is one of those things that is driving me nuts cuz I can't think of it. TIA.

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  3. mmmagic7754

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    Its the Imperial Majesty. Sails out of Ft Lauderdale. web site imperialmajesty.com I think it was at one time the Olympia
     
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    I went to the website and they don't offer any cruises to St. Maarten. It looks like it, but I'm not quite sure and it doesn't ring a bell.
     
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    Imperial Majesty is a cruise line, not a ship. The line's only ship is the 1953-vintage MV Regal Empress, which was originally the Olympia. The ship now provides 2-night cruises from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau.

    Here's a good picture of the Imperial Majesty Cruise Line's MV Regal Empress: http://www.faktaomfartyg.com/regal_empress_1953_b_2.htm

    It's not the same ship as the one in the picture posted by Laurie.

    I wish I could tell you the name of the ship in Laurie's picture, but I can't. I wonder if it's actually being used as a cruise ship, or if it serves as a passenger ferry to other islands, or perhaps a charter ship?
     
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    Horace, whatever it is, its rather...shall we say...rinky dink? It sure looked and acted like a cruise ship. Oh, everything about it was 3rd class. We had rather rough seas the night before St. Maarten and I cannot imagine this ship in those seas.
     
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    Many older ships are operated by companies in Europe, Asia or elsewhere and are not marketed to North American customers. There is a discount cruise TA company with a popular on-line cruise newsletter who is an expert at identifying mystery ships, and pairing them with former names and operators, but I am not allowed by this board's operators to put that name down so if your vacations include wanting to go on that ship, you'll need to look elsewhere.
     
  9. Horace Horsecollar

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    The MSC Opera is the flagship of MSC Italian Cruises. It's a sleek, modern, 59-thousand GRT, 2,200-passenger ship, launched just two years ago.

    See http://www.msccruises.com/fleet/opera/

    The MSC Opera is not the ship in the picture posted by Laurie. That ship is probably around a half century old, and much smaller than the MSC Opera.
     

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