Does anyone remember any of the details of when The Princess Cruises ship, MV Pacific Princess grounded off the coast of Mexico in or around June 1978? I was onboard at the time as a cadet and thought it was as she was leaving Acapulco, but an entry in my Cadet Journal has the vessel entering...
Originally Cunard Line's Sylvania and then Sitmar Line's Fairwind. At anchor off Monaco during her first months under P&amp;O ownership, after they had absorbed (obliterated) Sitmar and rebranded the ships under the Princess Cruises banner.
A nice ship in a nice setting. Flåm in Aurlandsfjord has a spectacular train connection to the Bergensbanen railroad.
The Flåmbsbana is 20km long and from the station on the shore to Myrdal the difference in altitude is 865 meters.
FAIR PRINCESS (ex-Cunard CARINTHIA) departing San Francisco in the summer of 1995. Compare this photo with those I posted of FAIRWIND and note how Sitmar's dark blue hull stripe improved the look of these sister ships; emphasizing their sheer.