Defunct Cruise Lines
MS Alexander Von Humbold II
MS Alexander Von Humbold II was built in 1990 for the crown cruise line, and was named crown monarch, the ship has changed hands a number of times over the years and she has sailed under a total of ten different names.
The ship received the name MS Alexander Von Humbold II in 2008 when she was under charter to phoenix reisen she retained this name until 2012, MS Alexander Von Humbold II has now been renamed MV Voyager and is being operated by voyages of discovery who are based in the UK, the company specialise in cruises aimed at adults.
Cruises on MV Voyager are not recommended for families with children under 11, as the ship has no entertainment or facilities for children.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Down the hatch - Here's a drinking expression that seems to have its origins in sea freight, where cargoes are lowered into the hatch. First used by seamen, it has only been traced back to the turn of the century.
Clean Bill of Health - This widely used term has its origins in the document issued to a ship showing that the port it sailed from suffered from no epidemic or infection at the time of departure
As the Crow Flies - When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, ships would release a caged crow. The crow would fly straight towards the nearest land thus giving the vessel some sort of a navigational fix. The tallest lookout platform on a ship came to be know as the crow's nest.
Violet Jessop: worked as a stewardess and nurse
she achieved fame by surviving the sinkings of both the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic, she was also on board the RMS Olympic in 1911 when it collided with the HMS Hawke.
Hardtack: A sailor’s diet in 17th century included ships biscuit or hardtack made from ground floor water and salt these were baked till hard, the biscuit also included additional unintentional ingredients such as maggots and weevils.