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Phoenix Reisen
 
 
These pages are devoted to postcards and photographs of the Phoenix Reisen fleet. The Table below gives links to complete postcard histories of selected individual ships. Below the table are official postcards of the fleet in date order.
 
Phoenix have not owned ships themselves, but take them on long term charter. They have produced their own postcards of some vessels, and these are shown on this page. The two main ships in the fleet in recent years have been the Maxim Gorkiy (ex-Hamburg) and the Albatros (1) (originally the Cunard Sylvania). Other chartered ships have been the Akdeniz, Carina, Jason and Regina Maris. I am still looking for Phoenix cards of these ships.
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Albatros (1)
Albatros (2)
Alexander von Humboldt (2)
Alexander von Humboldt (3)
Amadea
Artania
Maxim Gorkiy
 
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Table of Ship Histories
Name
Other names
 Built
 Maxim Gorkiy  Hamburg, Hanseatic (2)
 1969
 Albatros (1)  Sylvania, Fairwind, Sitmar Fairwind, Dawn Princess
 1957
 Albatros (2)  Royal Viking Sea, Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star
 1973
 Artania  Royal Princess, Artemis
 1984








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Maxim Gorkiy
 
The Maxim Gorkiy was built as the Deutsche Atlantik Linie Hamburg in 1969. The Hamburg was briefly renamed Hanseatic (3) in 1973, but was sold to the Soviet Union (Black Sea Shipping Co) in early 1974, becoming the Maxim Gorkiy. She has subsequently spent many years catering for the German market, on charter to Phoenix Reisen of Bonn.
 
A complete history of this ship is available on this link.
 
 
A Phoenix Reisen official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in Soviet colours.
The following six postcards were all produced for Phoenix Reisen.
 
 
An official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in Soviet colours, produced for Phoenix Reisen of Bonn.
 
 
An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
Published by 7 Seas Postcards, the serial number is Nr.3, and the photo is by Uli Deiss.
 
 
An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
Published by 7 Seas Postcards, the serial number is Nr.4, and the photo is by Uli Deiss.
 
 
An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
Published by 7 Seas Postcards, the serial number is Nr.665.
The photo is by Uli Deiss in Magdalenbucht, Spitzbergen.
 
 
An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy
Produced for Millennium 2000, when she was at the annual fireworks display at Funchal, Madeira.
Published by Europostcard.
 
 
An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
 
 
Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, available in 2006.
Scan: Rogerio Gouveia
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Albatros (1)
 
Albatros (1) was originally built as the Cunard Line Sylvania in 1957. She was sold to Sitmar and became their Fairwind in 1968 after rebuilding. She was briefly renamed Sitmar Fairwind in 1988, before becoming the Dawn Princess when Princess Cruises acquired Sitmar. Princess sold her back to the Vlasov Group V-Ships (ie: the previous owners of Sitmar) in 1993, and Phoenix have operated her under charter as Albatros since then. In 2005 she was sold for scrap, and replaced by Albatros (2).
 
Complete history of Albatros (1)
 
 
Official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros
The one below is published by 7 Seas Postcards, serial Nr.6 (Photo: Uli Deiss).
The other cards have no publisher or serial number details.
 
 
Official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros
 
 
The photograph on this card is by D.Hasenpusch.
 
 
Official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros
 
 
Official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros
 
 
 
 
The following postcards of Albatros are not Phoenix officials.
This card was published by Bernd Broux and shows Albatros on the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Kiel Canal).
 
 
Simplon Postcards issue sc2137, issued December 1998, of Albatros on the North See Canal to Amsterdam. Photographed by Wil Moojen.
 
 
Ramsey Postcards issue 107, of Albatros, photographed by Philip Cone.
 
 
World Ships issue Nr.01, of Albatros, photographed by D.Hasenpusch.







Albatros (2)
 
Albatros (2) was built as the Royal Viking Sea of Royal Viking Line in 1973. Royal Viking Sea was the second of three sisterships, the others being Royal Viking Star (1972) and Royal Viking Sky (1973). Royal Viking Line were acquired by Kloster (NCL) in 1984, and initially retained their separate identity. Royal Viking Sea was then transferred to Royal Cruise Line in 1990 as the Royal Odyssey (2). Royal Odyssey (2) was transferred back into the main NCL fleet in 1996 as Norwegian Star. She briefly operated for the NCL subsidiary Norwegian Capricorn Line in the Australian market, and in 2001 became part of the Star Cruises fleet, before return to owners Actinor Shipping. After a period laid up as Crown, she was placed on weekly cruises from Valencia as Crown Mare Nostrum for Spanish Cruise Line. From 2005 she is running as the Albatros (2) for Phoenix Reisen, replacing the Albatros (1) (previously Sylvania, Fairwind, Sitmar Fairwind and Dawn Princess, which was sold for scrap by owners V-Ships).
 
Complete history of Albatros (2)
 
 
Phoenix Reisen postcard of Albatros (2).
 
 
Photograph of Albatros (2) at Philadelphia.
Photo: © Pieter Keppel, 20th April 2007
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Photograph of Albatros (2) at Philadelphia.
Photo: © Pieter Keppel, 20th April 2007
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Alexander von Humboldt (2)
 
I have listed this as Alexander von Humboldt (2) since there is an older sail training ship of the same name still in service.
 
 
Phoenix Reisen postcard of Alexander von Humboldt, available in 2006.
Scan: Rogerio Gouveia
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Amadea
 
Amadea was built as the Japanese cruise ship Asuka by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1991. Her maiden voyage for Phoenix Reisen began on 12th March 2006.
 
 
Official postcard of Amadea.
Scan: Ivo Batricevic
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Photograph of Amadea.
Photo: © Ken Muyarama, 12th March 2006.
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Photograph of Amadea.
Photo: © Ken Muyarama, 12th March 2006.
 
 
Photograph of Amadea.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic, Dubrovnik.
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Alexander von Humboldt (3)
 
IMO number : 8709573 - Call Sign : C6WC2 - Gross tonnage : 15343 - Year of build : 1990
 
All Artania images link to larger copies
 

Alexander von Humboldt (3) on an early morning arrival at Harwich
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 8th May 2008







Artania
Phoenix Reisen: 2011-

All Artania images link to larger copies


Artania was built as the Royal Princess for Princess Cruises 1984. When she entered service, she  was the largest new British passenger ship in over a decade. She was transferred to sister company P&O Cruises as the Artemis in 2005. She was sold to Phoenix Reisen in 2011 and renamed Artania.


Official Phoenix postcard of Artania
ARTANIA - Phoenix Reisen - www.simplonpc.co.uk




 Artania arriving at Portsmouth
Photo: Ian Boyle, 22nd July 2013
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