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    Default Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    This was to be my first cruise - and suffice to say at the time I thought my last - as I had that awful experience of experiencing mel de mar !!!

    I have managed to collect the full history of the good Ship Leda except the brochure of her as the Najla - hoping someone can steer me in the right direction to get a copy of her brochure as well as why she had the H on her funnel ?
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    Post Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    Yet another Tyne built ship ! LINK HERE
    Looking at the info for her various names and owners from 79 thru' 88 it looks like it was Dolphin (Hellas) Shipping SA of Piraeus,Greece- So H for HELLAS.....

    ALBATROS -1953 ex LEDA; IMO 5205253.jpg


    Incidentally,I like your (probably unintentional)pun re the NAJLA livestock carrier-'hope someone can steer me in the right direction!
    One other thing,if the NAJLA was ever run as a cattle carrier,what would they want with with a brochure !.. and no return tickets issued,one supposes
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    Post Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    Another picture of NAJLA with H on the funnel may pose a bit of a problem because she was supposedly owned by Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading Ltd. of Kuwait.

    There are no pics on all the usual sites showing her as a livestock carrier and I can only think she was never converted into such.The pic shows her I think in Norway after sale by Bergen Line,and renamed Najla ,registered Kuwait.She looks like a passenger ship still. Perhaps she had been bought or brokered instead by Hellas with the intention of converting her to a cruise ship....still called NAJLA as originally intended by Kuwait,but with the Hellas funnel ready for or during her conversion for cruising....
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    Default Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    just an update to my posting - I managed to get this feedback and the full history of her time line -
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    Default Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    Is this the same Ship Leda , says fitted with Stabilisers. Bergen Line .



    Seen here as the Albatross

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    Default Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    #4 Yes-I was right-as I thought-she was NEVER converted into a livestock carrier, as originally intended.
    # 5 Doc Vernon--Yes-same ship-a nice conversion to a cruise ship from a ferry.
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    As Star of Venice

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    Default Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    spot on doc

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    Default Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    Model and profile of the profile of the Ledats leda model (1).jpgleda pr.jpg

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    Default Re: Leda - Betsy Ross - Amalfi - Albatross - Najla - Star of Venice

    Thank you

    some more name changes over time

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