Monday, December 31, 2012

M.S. "FUNCHAL" laid-up in Lisbon





The last "post" of the year 2012 is dedicated to a very special ship to me, the M.S."FUNCHAL". This remarkable little cruise ship has been laid-up in Lisbon since September of 2010 undergoing a massive refit, her return to service has been postponed for various times, she is today facing a very uncertain future, historians and experts on the subject fear the worse for the ship. I have sailed twice on "FUNCHAL", they were unforgettable moments, seen the ship countless times since 1963 and it would be very sad for me to see her going forever, I hope 2013 will be a very good year to all of us and the year that will mark the return of "FUNCHAL" to her sea-going career.

4 comments:

  1. A truly beautiful picture of FUNCHAL in Lisbon on 13 August 2013 was logged on the great SEA PARADE website. Given earlier pics of her laid-up, this is a welcome development.

    David Gibson www.talkinghistorywithdavidgibson.com

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  2. thank you for your comment David and congratulations for your website, truly magnificent

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  3. A beautiful ship. I sincerely hope she has a future, it would be sad to see her go.

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  4. thank you for the comment above, in case you didn't know, she is now back cruising with a new Portuguese company called Portuscale Cruises, her official new maiden voyage starts 27.8.2013, please see my newer post to see the new refitted FUNCHAL

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