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Luís Miguel Correia
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« on: May 30, 2013, 11:24:46 am »

Portuscale Cruises, the new Portuguese cruise operator established in Lisbon on 27 February 2013, that purchased four of the former Classic International Cruises passenger ships, the FUNCHAL, the LISBOA (ex-PRINCESS DANAE), the PORTO (ex-ARION) and the AZORES (ex-ATHENA) put the PORTO into the Navalrocha drydock nº 1 on 16 May to complete the refurbishment and refit of this classic little ship, and yesterday, on 29 May 2013 she was being repainted in the company's new livery: black hull, yellow funnel and black top. The funnel will have  the company logo on each side.

In these fine colours the Company ships shall look truly the classic old girls they are. Next in the dry dock at Navalrocha is the FUNCHAL, and she returns to cruise service on 8 August 2013. A lot of money is being spent to return all four ships to tip top operational status, and passenger facilities are also being revamped on all ships. Let's wish the new venture is a success...

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 01:44:33 pm »

Thanks for the update Luis, great news.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 08:32:59 pm »

Is there any program for the company?
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 11:23:00 am »

Program at moment, only what we already know. Cruises from Gotemburg: http://www.latitudetravel.se/kryssningar-fran-goteborg

And confirmed scales in Azores islands in September...

But be stay tuned, because Portuscale already had registered one web site at www.portuscalecruises.pt at moment it is offline.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 01:16:39 pm »

Funchal is on the move to Dry Dock, at last...
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 06:22:59 pm »

Just found this on Facebook...

https://www.facebook.com/cruisesportuscale?fref=ts
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 11:25:20 pm »

Funchal is on the move to Dry Dock, at last...
Nice to see her coming alive again she did look like she could use some steel work and a fresh lick of paint can't wait to see the finished product  Smiley If she is anything like Porto she will be rather impressive
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 01:16:32 pm »

A photo of the Funchal in Dry Dock taken by the owners...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=602535539757577&set=a.601374923206972.1073741829.600627929948338&type=1&theater
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 10:43:30 pm »

The official photo in dry dock has lots of photoshop cleaning work...
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2013, 10:32:57 am »

Portuscale Cruises website running no programmes yet though  but contacts available:
http://www.portuscalecruises.com/#!contact-info/c24vq
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2013, 10:55:19 pm »

A new update from Funchal, inside dry-dock shipyard visit!

The ship is under a almost total reconstruction. ALL INTERIORS are new. The spaces will look the same, but in new materials, and with modern confort and security conditions.

http://mytakkes.blogspot.pt/2013/06/o-paquete-funchal-como-nunca-o-viu.html#links
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 05:12:06 pm »

Another update from Funchal reconstruction, in NavalRocha shipyard, Lisboa.

New funnel color, and hull color revealed, please use google translate at left side top, to translate, to your language.


http://mytakkes.blogspot.pt/2013/07/united-colors-of-funchal.html

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 09:16:33 pm »

RED???
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 10:14:34 pm »

No. dark blue...It's written in Portuguese text. It's a blue almost black, as thei said me.

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2013, 07:12:32 pm »

The Funchal has 'fired up' its AIS...something is happening!
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