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    Columbus Caravelle

    Builder: Rauma Yard, Finland
    Construction: Welded Steel with teak decks
    Classification: Lloyds 100 A1 Passenger Ship LMC, UMS
    MCA Compliant
    Flag: Nassau Bahamas
    Year Built: 1990
    Year Converted: 2004
    L.O.A: 116.41 Metres (193')
    Cruising Speed: 15 Knots
    Type: Full displacement twin screw motor vessel

    Columbus Caravelle was built as Delphin Caravelle in 1990 for the Finnish owned Delphin Cruises. The ship's builders, Rauma Yards, also held an interest. She joined the Delphin Caravelle (1989 - 5000 grt) on short summer Baltic cruises and longer winter expedition trips. Her career with Delphin was short-lived - having joined them in June 1990, the company failed in the autumn. The ships passed back to their builders, who arranged a summer 1991 charter with Sally Line as Sally Caravelle. Rauma found a manager for Sally Caravelle with a subsidiary of the Black Sea Shipping Company (BLASCO), and BLASCO in turn arranged a charter with Transocean Tours from January 1992 as Columbus Caravelle. The charter ceased suddenly in August 1994, and Columbus Caravelle returned again to her builders, who had maintained a 95% ownership in her throughout. She subsequently had an inauspicious career as a far eastern gambling ship.

    In 2004 the ship was converted to a yacht, which holds the name Turama.

    I worked on this ship in the season 92-93 when she was chartered to Transocean Tours.

    Following are some photos during that time.

    Argentina Base Eperanza in Antartica

    Antarctica 1992 by Blue Bombay, on Flickr

  • #2
    I do remember this ship, but with a much darker hull color.

    I recall spending time in the same port as her a few times.

    I would love to see what she looks like now, in her yacht finish. Anyone with an image?
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • #3
      I do remember this ship, but with a much darker hull color.
      She never had a darker it was the sister ship,this ship is the Prince Albert II for Silversea Cruises.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/40109241@N03/4607650530/

      Below is the link of her as a yacht
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/jortega...al/2315759340/

      Here is the ship in renovation
      http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/columbus...e_1990_b_2.htm

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        I do remember this ship, but with a much darker hull color.

        I recall spending time in the same port as her a few times.

        I would love to see what she looks like now, in her yacht finish. Anyone with an image?
        I just Googled 'Yacht Turama', and this link, and pictures of what has become a beautiful vessel came up: http://yachtpals.com/node/6667
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        • #5
          A serious transformation indeed... a very successful transformation as well.

          Thanks for those links... I just learned that Prince Albert is a sister ship! One new thing a day.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • #6
            Check here 2 more links

            Turama previous history as a ship and all her names
            http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/delfin_caravelle_1990.htm

            Below Prince Albert II the sister ship
            http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/delfin_clipper_1989.htm

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            • #7
              My first time in Port Stanley, Falkland Island in 1992 was lucky enough to return for 7 more visits.


              Port Stanley,Falkland Island 1992 by Blue Bombay, on Flickr

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