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M/V Black Prince vital statistics
Company: Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines
Home Port: Nassau
Gross Tonnage: 11,209 tons
Cruising Speed: 18.5 knots
Passenger Capacity: 412
Passenger Decks: 7
Voyages sailed on this ship: Atlantic islands
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.