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Royal Majesty (pre-stretching) - 265-01a

Majesty Cruises' Royal Majesty in St George, Bermuda - October 1995.

 

She was launched as Royal Majesty (32,396grt) in 1992 for Majesty Cruise Lines, which ceased trading in 1997, whereupon she passed to NCL as Norwegian Majesty.

 

In 1999, she was lengthened by NCL from 569ft to 680ft, increasing her tonnage to 40,876grt and increasing her passenger capacity from 1056 to 1460 (twin berths).

 

In 2008, she was sold to Louis Cruise Lines and in 2009, her name was changed to Louis Majesty. Then in 2010, she suffered heavy damage in the Mediterranean when struck by 3 rogue waves, killing two passengers and causing considerable damage.

 

As of 2012, she is believed to be chartered to Thomson Cruises as Thomson Majesty.

 

Also in the foreground is the replica of the Deliverance, the tiny ship built by the survivors from the wreck of the Sea Venture in 1609, to continue their journey to Jamestown, Virginia. Some of them were so enamoured with Bermuda, they came back a year later and founded the Town of St George! I would have done the same, had I been alive then!

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Taken on April 24, 2012