- Alte Liebe
- Habicht II
- Princess Royal
ORESTAD was built in 1959 by Schlichting Werft, Travemunde for HADAG, Hamburg, for harbour cruises and Cuxhaven-Helgoland excursions under the name Alte Liebe. She was chartered to Centrumlinjen, and served between Malmo-Copenhagen, receiving the name Orestad in 1962. In 1964 she transferred to a Telleborg-Copenhagen route. During 1971-72 Orestad ran between Sonderborg-Eckernforde and Malmo-Copenhagen for Skanfahrts. In 1973 Orestad was bought by KYG Seetouristik GmbH & Co, Lubeck, and given the name BALTICA I (later Baltica). In 1977 Baltica was sold to Forde-Reederei GmbH, Flensburg, and renamed Habicht II. She was used on "butter boat" sailings on the Baltic coast of Germany., but was chartered to Oresundsbolaget in the summer of 1978 for Malmo-Copenhagen service. In 1993 ownership was transferred to the combined Fode Reederei Seetouristik, but she was laid up in 1994. In 1995, she received the name Princess Royal and was moved to Liverpool by her new owners, Mgrs. Bridgewater Leisure Ltd. Moved about the docks between 1995 and 2016, with essential maintenance continuing during this time. She was inspected and surveyed as a possible preservation candidate and sold to the current owner in August 2016, for full restoration as a floating museum/excursion ship, carrying 1,750 passengers and going at a speed on 13.5 knots.
Vessel built at Travemunde, Lübeck, Germany and named ALTE LIEBE
Transferred to Trelleborg-Copenhagen route
As ORESTAD ran between Sonderborg-Echernforde and Malmo-Copenhagen for Skanfahrts
ORESTAD bought by KG Seetouristik GmbH & Co. of Lubeck and given name BALTICA I
BALTICA I sold to Forde-Reederei GmbH, Flensburg and renamed HABICHT II
Charted to Oresundsbolaget in the summer of 1978 for Malmo-Copenhagen service
Ownership transferred to combined Forde Reederei Seetouristik
Bought by Bridgewater Leisure Ltd, moved to Liverpool and renamed PRINCESS ROYAL
Essential maintenance works carried out
Sold to current owner for restoration as floating museum/excursion vessel
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