Crystal Cruises concludes SS United States technical feasibility study

Following an intensive, six-month evaluation, Crystal Cruises today determined that while the SS United States is structurally sound, the technical and commercial challenges associated with returning the historic liner to service as a modern cruise ship have unfortunately proven insurmountable. As a show of support for the vessel, Crystal Cruises will be making a significant donation of $350,000 to aid in the Conservancy’s ongoing mission to save the ship. The Conservancy intends to resume its pursuit of …

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Crystal Cruises announces plans to restore America’s flagship, the SS United States, to a modern luxury cruise ship

Already in the midst of the most significant expansion in the company’s celebrated history, Crystal Cruises’ next step in expanding its award-winning fleet is truly an historic endeavor.   Together with the SS United States Conservancy, Crystal today announced it will save “America’s Flagship,” the SS United States, and embark on the enormous undertaking of bringing the ship into compliance with the latest standards, and returning her to oceangoing service. During the announcement, made at a press conference …

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The historic SS United States may end up being scrapped unless last-minute funds are donated

Those of us who write about the cruise industry have long been aware of efforts to save the historic ocean liner, the SS United States. It appears that effort is not going well. Here is a report from Associated Press: The SS United States is sending out what may be its final distress call. The 990-foot-long ship could be sold for scrap within two months unless the grassroots preservation group that’s working to secure a home and …

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