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It is the darnest thing, a former ocean liner landlocked in a Chinese entertainment district. But first let's back up. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBuilt in 1962 for Paquet's Marseilles to Dakar service, by 1970 her service was being promoted as \"cruises\" to attract American tourists. This twelve-page brochure covers cruises from December 1972 to November 1973. Inside are color ship photos, itineraries, rates, and plans of six decks. Most of these cruises didn't take place. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn April 1973 Paquet unloaded the ANCERVILLE onto the Red Chinese where she became the MINGHUA. After a decade of bouncing around operators, in 1983 she became a floating hotel at Shekou in Shenzhen, China. Eventually a golf course was built around the ex-liner and the MINGHUA became a landlocked oddity. She closed in 1998, but luckily for ship lovers, after a 2003 rehab she opened again as a hotel and centerpiece of a tourist development that included bars and yogurt shops, all of which were wiped out during a 2007 flash flood. But apparently today all is well and the ex-ANCERVILLE is again open for business. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eExcellent condition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

ANCERVILLE: 1962 - Aborted 1972-73 cruise brochure

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Paquet Lines: Have you seen photos of the ANCERVILLE today? It is the darnest thing, a former ocean liner landlocked in a Chinese entertainment district. But first let's back up.

Built in 1962 for Paquet's Marseilles to Dakar service, by 1970 her service was being promoted as "cruises" to attract American tourists. This twelve-page brochure covers cruises from December 1972 to November 1973. Inside are color ship photos, itineraries, rates, and plans of six decks. Most of these cruises didn't take place.

In April 1973 Paquet unloaded the ANCERVILLE onto the Red Chinese where she became the MINGHUA. After a decade of bouncing around operators, in 1983 she became a floating hotel at Shekou in Shenzhen, China. Eventually a golf course was built around the ex-liner and the MINGHUA became a landlocked oddity. She closed in 1998, but luckily for ship lovers, after a 2003 rehab she opened again as a hotel and centerpiece of a tourist development that included bars and yogurt shops, all of which were wiped out during a 2007 flash flood. But apparently today all is well and the ex-ANCERVILLE is again open for business.

Excellent condition.

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