The cruise ship Qing, after years of lay-up at the
The Qing was built in 1982 for Home Lines as the m/v Atlantic. She was very popular on the New York to Bermuda Route. The ship also operated under the Premier Cruises Banner as the StarShip Atlantic offering 3 and 4 day cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and Private Island. Just before becoming Qing, she operated as MSC Cruises' MSC Melody sailing cruises throughout the Mediterranean and sailing from South Africa in the off season.