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Old April 24th, 2003, 02:00 PM
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Default The U. S. S. United States & U.SS. Independence

I was delighted to read that NCL purchased these great Ocean Liners, giving them a new lease on life.

The United States held the record for speed in the early 1950's, crossing the Atlantic in 3 days.

I hope that NCL will retain the vintage decor of these ships, albiet a total rebuild.

I look forward to cruising on these venerable beauties. Folks will have the opportunity to experience or relive life on an ocean liner, rather than a mega cruiseship.

Hopefully these ships will feature traditional cruises---------not freestyle. The exception being disembarkation, when guests may await departure in the comfort of their cabins.
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Old April 24th, 2003, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: The U. S. S. United States & U.SS. Independence

I read in an article regarding NCL buying United States that they have every intention of turning it into a freestyle ship. I didn't here anything about their plans for Independence yet.
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