Monday, March 5, 2012
Island Cruises - Sample Cruise Ship Hull Art - Part 4
Island Cruises - which sailed out of Barcelona to the Med, was marketed primarily to the English. Island Cruises was a joint operation between Royal Caribbean and a European Tour operator. The Island Cruises operated two ships at its peak.
The first ship - The Island Escape - Originally built as the Scandinavia for SeaEscape Cruises. She was intended for the New York to the Bahamas route. After the route proved unsuccessful, she was moved to Europe to operate as a ferry and then sold to Sundance Cruises as the StarDancer. She was eventually sold to Royal Caribbean and operated as the Viking Serenade until deployed to a Island Cruises.
The Island Star which was previously operated by Celebrity Cruises as their Horizon. Today she is operating as the Horizon for CDF Croisières de France - (another Royal Caribbean / Pullmantur subsidiary) catering to French speaking passengers.