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In reality, everything. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\"The Maiden Voyage will indeed remind her passengers of the past elegance and charm of old-world cruising,\" promised the overly-optimistic introduction. \"And when it comes to formal dining, you'll be served innovative cuisine ...\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUnfortunately that innovation included food poisoning as the prep areas had not been completed when the MONTEREY departed the shipyard after a massive rehab. Several passengers on the Copenhagen to San Francisco maiden voyage, some of whom paid 33-grand for the pleasure, suffered from diarrhea and stomach cramps. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA twenty-page brochure from 1987 contains interior renderings and glowing prose. 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What could possibly go wrong? Nothing, according to these two deluxe brochures. In reality, everything. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\"The Maiden Voyage will indeed remind her passengers of the past elegance and charm of old-world cruising,\" promised the overly-optimistic introduction. \"And when it comes to formal dining, you'll be served innovative cuisine ...\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUnfortunately that innovation included food poisoning as the prep areas had not been completed when the MONTEREY departed the shipyard after a massive rehab. Several passengers on the Copenhagen to San Francisco maiden voyage, some of whom paid 33-grand for the pleasure, suffered from diarrhea and stomach cramps. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA twenty-page brochure from 1987 contains interior renderings and glowing prose. Plans include the five passengers decks on the MONTEREY and sample cabin lay-outs. I'm skeptical of any line that screws up photographs. The title page photo shows ISLAND PRINCESS or PACIFIC PRINCESS, as if any cruise fan could mix up the profile of the 1970s Princess ships with the 1950s MONTEREY. The next page gushes on about the maiden voyage of 1932 white-hull MONTEREY while showing a photo of the dark-hulled 1927 MALOLO. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA twenty-page brochure from 1988 includes photos of crew\/models, specially-logoed MONTEREY linens and bathroom amenities, and a menu including caviar. In the back are deck plans, sample cabin lay-outs, rates, and Hawaiian Island itineraries. Sadly, this return to American-flagged service was a disaster and Aloha Pacific Cruise closed down after just a few months of stumbling operation. But the MONTEREY sailed on for almost anther two decades before heading to the breakers in 2006. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eExcellent condition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

MONTEREY: 1956 - 2 gushing re-intro 1980s brochure about Aloha Pacific flop

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Aloha Pacific Cruises: It all sounds so nice - the 1988 revival of the classic American ship MONTEREY under the American flag. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing, according to these two deluxe brochures. In reality, everything.

"The Maiden Voyage will indeed remind her passengers of the past elegance and charm of old-world cruising," promised the overly-optimistic introduction. "And when it comes to formal dining, you'll be served innovative cuisine ..."

Unfortunately that innovation included food poisoning as the prep areas had not been completed when the MONTEREY departed the shipyard after a massive rehab. Several passengers on the Copenhagen to San Francisco maiden voyage, some of whom paid 33-grand for the pleasure, suffered from diarrhea and stomach cramps.

A twenty-page brochure from 1987 contains interior renderings and glowing prose. Plans include the five passengers decks on the MONTEREY and sample cabin lay-outs. I'm skeptical of any line that screws up photographs. The title page photo shows ISLAND PRINCESS or PACIFIC PRINCESS, as if any cruise fan could mix up the profile of the 1970s Princess ships with the 1950s MONTEREY. The next page gushes on about the maiden voyage of 1932 white-hull MONTEREY while showing a photo of the dark-hulled 1927 MALOLO.

A twenty-page brochure from 1988 includes photos of crew/models, specially-logoed MONTEREY linens and bathroom amenities, and a menu including caviar. In the back are deck plans, sample cabin lay-outs, rates, and Hawaiian Island itineraries. Sadly, this return to American-flagged service was a disaster and Aloha Pacific Cruise closed down after just a few months of stumbling operation. But the MONTEREY sailed on for almost anther two decades before heading to the breakers in 2006.

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