Reader Submission - Azores

A follower of the blog has kindly sent these pictures of the cruise ship Azores, taken of her departure from Bergen last month.

Cruise ship Azores in Bergen
Reader Submission: Azores underway on her departure from Bergen
Azores has had a long and varied career. Just 8 years into her career in July 1956, under her original name of Stockholm, she famously rammed and sank the Italian liner Andrea Doria in heavy north atlantic fog. The collision killed 52 people, and caused significant damage to her own bows in the process.

Stockholm was able to continue to New York under her own power, carrying many of the survivors from Andrea Doria. The incident made headlines worldwide, and remains one of the most discussed maritime disasters of all time.

Cruise ship Azores in Bergen
Reader Submission: Azores departing Bergen in the evening sunshine 
These photos show her as she is now, following considerable rebuilding over the years. This was her final visit to Bergen this summer. I hope to be able to add a more in-depth photo report of Azores during next season, as she has 4 schedule calls to Bergen in 2015.


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