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Tung and his Orient Overseas Line. Given glitzy Oriental make-up and renamed ORIENTAL EMPRESS, the ex-WILSON sailed on a 100 day round-the-world route. Tung was famous for squeezing every last rusty gasp out of discarded vessels. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe brochure unfolds (15.5\" by 18\") to show color destination and ship photos, including seven sample cabin pics lifted straight from APL. Small pics show the Lotus Dining Room, Empress Room, and Game Room, all familiar spaces but lacquered over in red. A larger deck photo shows both the former First and Tourist class swimming pools, now renamed Veranda and Dolphin pools. Color-coded deck plans, also lifted from APL but with revised public room names, show six decks. The former Tourist Class Lounge was renamed Confucius Lounge. The brochure is dated April 1973, the very month the ex-PRESIDENT WILSON was sold to OOL. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe liner sailed just a few months before the oil crisis hit.  Thirsty old ships were sent like lemmings to the wreckers. That list included sister PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. OOL laid up ORIENTAL EMPRESS and the ship sat deteriorating until being broken up in the early 1980s.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe brochure is in excellent condition and comes from long-time San Francisco travel agent Richard Zink, who was a key Orient Overseas Line official in the U.S.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

ORIENTAL EMPRESS: 1947 - Ex-APL liner in Oriental drag

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Orient Overseas Line: A fold-out brochure promoting the ORIENTAL EMPRESS, the final stop for a once-proud ship, American President Lines' PRESIDENT WILSON. 

When U.S. government subsidies ran out in 1973, APL sold the ship and sister PRESIDENT CLEVELAND to Hong Kong shipping magnate C.Y. Tung and his Orient Overseas Line. Given glitzy Oriental make-up and renamed ORIENTAL EMPRESS, the ex-WILSON sailed on a 100 day round-the-world route. Tung was famous for squeezing every last rusty gasp out of discarded vessels. 

The brochure unfolds (15.5" by 18") to show color destination and ship photos, including seven sample cabin pics lifted straight from APL. Small pics show the Lotus Dining Room, Empress Room, and Game Room, all familiar spaces but lacquered over in red. A larger deck photo shows both the former First and Tourist class swimming pools, now renamed Veranda and Dolphin pools. Color-coded deck plans, also lifted from APL but with revised public room names, show six decks. The former Tourist Class Lounge was renamed Confucius Lounge. The brochure is dated April 1973, the very month the ex-PRESIDENT WILSON was sold to OOL. 

The liner sailed just a few months before the oil crisis hit.  Thirsty old ships were sent like lemmings to the wreckers. That list included sister PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. OOL laid up ORIENTAL EMPRESS and the ship sat deteriorating until being broken up in the early 1980s.

The brochure is in excellent condition and comes from long-time San Francisco travel agent Richard Zink, who was a key Orient Overseas Line official in the U.S.

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