She and her sister very attractive. I did two cruises as a child on them, one a two-week cruise on Mariposa to Alaska in 1977 and the other a a few years earlier to Hawaii on Monterey. By the end of the trip, you knew everyone onboard!
Yes, by the end of the trip you knew everyone aboard............... whilst I never sail on either Mariposa or Monterey, that is why I like cruising on small ships and why huge cruise ships hold no appeal for me.
Agree with you, Clive! The smaller - the better. Unfortunately, today's ships are built for VOLUME and big cash flow. Small ships just don't produce that. My favorite is still the ex-Vistafjord. We only have her for another year or so...
Mike - The Sun Viking
VERY PLEASING TO THE EYE. HAD THE GOOD LUCK TO SEE THE MARIPOSA IN SUVA IN 1975 FIRST TIME. IT IS HARD TO BELEAVE THEY STARTED LIFE AS CARGO SHIPS. THEY DID A GOOD JOB ON CONVERTING BOTH OF THEM TO BECOME MARIPOSA AND MONTEREY. THERE WAS A THIRD SISTER TO THEM BUT SHE BECAME AMERICAN EXSPORT LINES ATLANTIC WHICH LOOKED COMPLEATLEY DIFFERENT SAD TO KNOW THEY ARE NO MORE. MARIPOSA WAS SOLD TO CHINA . DOES ANY KNOW IF SHE IS STILL AFLOAT ?