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Ida and Neil Down - Answered a Question by Bailey (10 Feb 08 20:34)

Oceania Cruises have them they are called Insignia, Regatta and Nautica. I, like you, love these ships, their layout, style and elegance is only matched by the more expensive lines like Silversea and Seabourn. Regards Neil .

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by Bailey (11 Feb 08 11:06)

Current Operations of the former R-class R One This vessel started service for Renaissance Cruises in 1998. After the bankruptcy of the line in 2001 the vessel was out of operation until 2002. She was then leased by the new company Oceania Cruises and renamed Insignia. In 2006 Oceania Cruises bought the vessels from the owners. R Two This vessel started service for Renaissance Cruises in 1998. After the bankruptcy of the line in 2001 the vessel was out of operation until 2002. She was then leased by the new company Oceania Cruises and renamed Regatta. In 2006 Oceania Cruises bought the vessels from the owners. R Three This vessel started service for Renaissance Cruises in 1999. After the bankruptcy of the line in 2001 the vessel was out of operation until late 2002. In 2002 Princess Cruises was able to secure a lease for this vessel, renaming her Pacific Princess. The lease ended in the end of 2004, at which time the vessels were purchased by Princess Cruises. R Four This vessel started service for Renaissance Cruises in 1999. After the bankruptcy of the line in 2001 the vessel was out of operation until late 2002. In 2002 Princess Cruises was able to secure a lease for this vessel, renaming her Tahitian Princess. The lease ended in the end of 2004, at which time the vessels were purchased by Princess Cruises. R Five This vessel was chartered to Pullmantur Cruises in 2002, and renamed Blue Star. In 2005 Oceania Cruises took over the charter and renamed her Nautica. In 2006 the vessel was bought by Oceania Cruises. R Six R Six was sold to Pullmantur Cruises in 2002, and renamed Blue Dream. In 2007 the company was bought by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and it was announced that the vessel would go to Celebrity Cruises, and renamed Celebrity Journey, but instead it went to the new RCCL subsidiary Azamara Cruises and was re-launched as the Azamara Journey in May 2007. R Seven This vessel was chartered to the German Delphin Seereisen and renamed Delphin Renaissance. In 2005 the vessel was sold to Pullmantur Cruises and renamed Blue Moon. In 2007 the company was bought by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and it was announced that the vessel would go to Celebrity Cruises, and renamed Celebrity Quest, but instead it will go to the new RCCL subsidiary Azamara Cruises and will be renamed Azamara Quest in October 2007. R Eight R Eight was the last vessel to be built in the fleet and was completed in 2000. After the bankruptcy of the line in 2001 the vessel was out of operation until 2003. She then came in service as the Minerva II for Swan Hellenic. Beginning in April 2007, she is operating under the name Royal Princess for Princess Cruises.

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