quote:Harland and Wolff built Kenya Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, completing her in 1952 for the Union-Castle Line of London England. She had one-class accommodation for about 530 passengers, and considerable refrigerated and general cargo capacity. She was the second of a trio of sister ships built between 1950–53; the others being Rhodesia Castle and Braemar Castle.
quote:Kenya Castle began service on Union-Castle's route around Africa from London in March 1952. However by 1962, due to dwindling patronage, the voyages were terminated at Durban, South Africa. Kenya Castle and her sister ships then retraced their (now all eastward) journeys back to Britain via the Suez Canal. During an early 1960s refit the passenger complement was reduced to 446, while technical upgrades included the ship's funnel being raised by the fitting of a streamlined, ventilated dome. Faced with continual decline in demand for its services, Union-Castle withdrew all three sister ships from the Africa trade in 1965–67, each vessel having operated for around 15 years. Kenya Castle was laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex in early 1967, while her sisters went for scrap.
In July 1967 the Chandris shipping family, (now Celebrity Cruises) bought Kenya Castle and renamed her Amerikanis ("American maiden"). She went to Greece to be refitted as a full-time cruise ship. Her cargo holds were replaced with additional cabins, increasing passenger capacity to about 920. She became known for being the first passenger ship to have a television in every cabin. All public rooms were refurbished in contemporary European style. Her hull was repainted white. Other than the removal of cargo handling gear, Amerikanis retained much of her original profile.
While intended to work trans-Atlantic cruises in her first season, delays to her refit caused Amerikanis to go directly into an autumn 1968 programme between New York and Bermuda. She later moved to the Caribbean, based at Puerto Rico for the northern winter and operating Mediterranean Sea cruises in the summer. Retaining her name, Amerikanis was leased to the Italian operators Costa Cruises (vessel remained owned by Chandris) from 1980–84. For this charter her funnel was re-painted yellow with Costa's trademark blue "C". After regaining the distinctive white Chandris "X" ("Ch" – for Chandris – in the Greek alphabet) on her blue funnel, Amerikanis served for another 12 years.
Op dinsdag 21 september 2010 18:39 schreef Anne het volgende:
Ik reed gisteren wel even door een tunnel. En toen ik eruit kwam, kwam ik.
quote:Op dinsdag 19 februari 2008 19:09 schreef BaraCuda het volgende:
Ik heb ook een piemel
quote:Op woensdag 12 mei 2010 21:54 schreef Sounddragon het volgende:
sex en Lada in één zin
*mompelt iets over anticonceptie
Op woensdag 12 mei 2010 21:55 schreef Alexxxxx het volgende:
de enige auto waarin enigzins sexuele dingen zijn gebeurd met mij is anders mijn niva
Op woensdag 12 mei 2010 21:56 schreef Sjoegerd het volgende:
Herinner me er aan dat ik niet in jouw Niva ga zitten
Op maandag 28 juni 2010 17:17 schreef Paladijn het volgende:
Met de hoeveelheid onzin die je verkondigd is het geen wonder dat je geen PTA-mod meer bent
quote:Op maandag 12 juli 2010 21:43 schreef Alexxxxx het volgende:
mijn nagels zijn vandaag gelakt
quote:Op vrijdag 13 augustus 2010 21:19 schreef BaraCuda het volgende:
Je hebt nog gelijk ook m'n rechter tiet is verrekt
quote:Op vrijdag 13 augustus 2010 22:09 schreef Anne het volgende:
Nou en . Niemand komt zomaar aan mijn boobjens.
daar koop je nog geen huis voor misschien net een recreatiehok in de buurt van Gouwaquote: