{"id":11632093700,"title":"ORIENTAL EMPRESS: 1947\u003cbr\u003eFaded lady ATW","handle":"oriental-empress-1947-br-faded-lady-atw","description":"Orient Overseas Line: Four brochures promoting the SS ORIENTAL EMPRESS, the final stop for a once-proud ship, American President Lines' PRESIDENT WILSON. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n \r\n\r\nWhen 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. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\r\nThe first 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. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n \r\n\r\nA fold-out (16\" by 22\") fares brochure shows a huge array of rates, listing every possible combination in every class between the twenty-two ports serviced by the ORIENTAL EMPRESS. To sail around the world in the super-duper Mermaid Suite cost $14,500 p.p. Six decks' worth of plans are included. This brochure is also dated April 1973. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\r\nItem three is a fold-out \"Caribbean Calypso Cruise\" brochure promoting a kick-off California to Florida and back thirty-six day voyage in July of 1973. Deck plans are also provided. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nItem four is a fold-out sailing schedule dated January 1, 1974. An ambitious schedule of port calls is shown. But the oil crisis had hit, and thirsty old ships were sent like lemmings to the wreckers. That list included sister PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. OOL laid up ORIENTAL EMPRESS and I am not sure if any of these voyages were untaken. The ship sat deteriorating until being broken up in the early 1980s.\r\n\r\nThe brochures are in mint condition and come from long-time San Francisco travel agent Richard Zink, who was a key Orient Overseas Line official in the U.S.\r\n","published_at":"2017-08-02T13:30:47-04:00","created_at":"2017-08-02T13:30:47-04:00","vendor":"Nautiques","type":"A to Z: 100s of Ships","tags":["- Deck Plans","A to Z: 100s of Ships","American President Lines","Orient Overseas Line"],"price":1850,"price_min":1850,"price_max":1850,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":47534170820,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"8677","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"ORIENTAL EMPRESS: 1947\u003cbr\u003eFaded lady ATW","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1850,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/Oriental_Empress_faded_lady.jpg?v=1503505142"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/Oriental_Empress_faded_lady.jpg?v=1503505142","options":["Title"],"content":"Orient Overseas Line: Four brochures promoting the SS ORIENTAL EMPRESS, the final stop for a once-proud ship, American President Lines' PRESIDENT WILSON. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n \r\n\r\nWhen 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. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\r\nThe first 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. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n \r\n\r\nA fold-out (16\" by 22\") fares brochure shows a huge array of rates, listing every possible combination in every class between the twenty-two ports serviced by the ORIENTAL EMPRESS. To sail around the world in the super-duper Mermaid Suite cost $14,500 p.p. Six decks' worth of plans are included. This brochure is also dated April 1973. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\r\nItem three is a fold-out \"Caribbean Calypso Cruise\" brochure promoting a kick-off California to Florida and back thirty-six day voyage in July of 1973. Deck plans are also provided. \u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nItem four is a fold-out sailing schedule dated January 1, 1974. An ambitious schedule of port calls is shown. But the oil crisis had hit, and thirsty old ships were sent like lemmings to the wreckers. That list included sister PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. OOL laid up ORIENTAL EMPRESS and I am not sure if any of these voyages were untaken. The ship sat deteriorating until being broken up in the early 1980s.\r\n\r\nThe brochures are in mint condition and come from long-time San Francisco travel agent Richard Zink, who was a key Orient Overseas Line official in the U.S.\r\n"}

ORIENTAL EMPRESS: 1947<br>Faded lady ATW

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Orient Overseas Line: Four brochures promoting the SS 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 first 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.
 
A fold-out (16" by 22") fares brochure shows a huge array of rates, listing every possible combination in every class between the twenty-two ports serviced by the ORIENTAL EMPRESS. To sail around the world in the super-duper Mermaid Suite cost $14,500 p.p. Six decks' worth of plans are included. This brochure is also dated April 1973.
 
Item three is a fold-out "Caribbean Calypso Cruise" brochure promoting a kick-off California to Florida and back thirty-six day voyage in July of 1973. Deck plans are also provided.
 
Item four is a fold-out sailing schedule dated January 1, 1974. An ambitious schedule of port calls is shown. But the oil crisis had hit, and thirsty old ships were sent like lemmings to the wreckers. That list included sister PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. OOL laid up ORIENTAL EMPRESS and I am not sure if any of these voyages were untaken. The ship sat deteriorating until being broken up in the early 1980s. The brochures are in mint condition and come 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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