Life on the Ocean Waves
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Artemis Braemar Arcadia M/V Black Prince M/V Black Prince in Madeira in April 2008
M/V Black Prince vital statistics Company: Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines (until 2009) Home Port: Nassau Gross Tonnage: 11,209 tons Cruising Speed: 18.5 knots Passenger Capacity: 412 Passenger Decks: 7 Built: 1966 Voyages sailed on this ship: Atlantic islands
M/V Black Prince in Agadir, Morocco Trevor relaxes in our cabin on board the Black Prince Our spacious outside cabin on the Black Prince
The Black Prince was a little old-fashioned ship on which we took a somewhat unplanned cruise from Greenock, Scotland to the Atlantic islands and back. Despite the Black Prince’s age we found she had an appeal of her own and she attracted many loyal passengers who cruised on her time and again. Fred. Olsen cruise lines sold the Black Prince in 2009, rather than invest the money necessary to bring the ship up to the new SOLAS 2010 regulations.
The Black Prince tied up in Agadir, Morocco. We hadn’t planned on this cruise, but as the one we’d booked had been cancelled (by the cruise company) 11 days before departure, we’d had to see what else was available at short notice, and we ended up on this little ship for an unexpectedly good cruise.
Trevor relaxing in our cabin.
We had a superior outside cabin (no balconies on the Black Prince!) and, as you can see from these photos, it was large and had the most storage space of any ship we’ve been on. The cabin was old fashioned with a couple of portholes, but it was very comfortable and our cabin stewardess kept it immaculate.