We were aboard her at the start of her Carnival life and really loved her style. It was like sailing on a CPR liner but with a bit of neon and glitz! Wonderful woodwork and etched glass accents everywhere.
Remember being stuck in Liverpool during the 66 seamans strike. Went aboard one of the Empress Liners ( Not sure how many stuck there at that time) but remember being impressed by the very high standard of the polished wood veneers, glass panels and thick carpets. I believe, at that time, a job aboard was almost a job for life for Liverpudlians as they kept such a regular "liner"schedule. A time just before the aeroplane took over!
This was my favorite ship while I worked at Carnival throughout the 1980s; in fact, I was probably on board during the time this photo was taken. She is seen here docking at Miami on an early Sunday morning.
She's my favourite too. I remember seeing her first when I was a very small boy in Southampton when she made a very rare visit in about 1963 in the original CP livery. 36 years later as Apollon, I saw her for the final time, again in Southampton after she was diverted from Liverpool. In between I saw her in the revised CP livery, as Mardi Gras and also sailed on her as Apollon.
NICE SHOT. I RECALL AFTER SHE FINISHED HER CP SERVICE ROUMER HAD IT THAT SHAW SAVILL LINES WERE INTORESTED IN HER AND RE NAMING HER DOMINION MONARCH. THIS FELL THROUGH WHER OCEAN MONARCH TO LONGER TO CONVERT. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN INTORESING TO KNOW HOW LONG SHE WOULD HAVE SURVIED UNDER SHAW SAVILL. OCEAN MONARCH LASTED 5 YEARS BEFORE BEEING SCRAPTED.