WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
NY HARBOR NEWS & NOTES
WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • PONY Cruise schedule updated 10/14/19
  • Summer 2019 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 10/14/19
  • MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated - 10/14/2019

UPCOMING

October

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:30 PM
THE "R" CLASS SHIPS - A CLASS OF THEIR OWN
Presented by Pat Dacey and Bob Allen
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan
Manhattan Cruise Terminal

(Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Line)

Renaissance Cruises was founded in 1989, and shortly thereafter had eight small 100-passenger ships in their fleet. Quickly outgrowing these ships and operating profitably, Renaissance ordered eight new identical cruise ships, the “R” class, which were all delivered between 1998 and 2001. In 2001, Renaissance Cruises collapsed under increasing financial debt and ceased operations. Soon thereafter all of their ships were either sold or chartered out. All eight ships are still in active service with seven currently sailing as the foundation for both Oceania and Azamara Cruises. In addition to their history with Renaissance, we will explore how each ship shaped the cruise industry by quickly becoming passenger favorites for their boutique atmosphere and classical styling. We will then focus on the first of the class, R ONE, now Oceania Cruises' INSIGNIA, taking a deck by deck photo tour of her current configuration followed by a photo essay as seen through the eyes of the World Ship Society – Port of New York Branch members on our recent cruise to Bermuda.

Pat Dacey is the current Chairman and Bob Allen is the current Vice Chairman of the World Ship Society – Port of New York Branch.

November

Friday, November 22, 2019
SEVEN SHIPS FOR SEVEN CONTINENTS
Presented by Ted Scull
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan