Royal Star. A personal glimpse

One of those odd bits of luck that struck me during a visit to Durban, was spotting the Royal Star up at the ship repair area of the harbour. The date I do not recall, but it did lead to a ship visit.

Company postcard

Company postcard

I am not sure how we swung it, but we were shown the vessel by the owner who was there overseeing the work being done. She was stunning inside, small, intimate and very comfortable, with a  beautiful wood lined bridge. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pics, but I do have manage some very poor externals that morning. The light was just in the wrong place and the background was “busy”.

As far as I recall she was based out of Kenya and her cruises were very exclusive and high priced. I believe she made a number of visits to South Africa, but eventually hard times overtook her and she too made that final voyage, possibly in 2012, under the name Ocean Mist.

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