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Carmen 02-17-2009 01:32 AM

Cape ships to become condominiums
 
The two Cape ships are going to be renamed to ALEGRIA and VALENCIA. On [URL="http://www.condoships.com/"]this website[/URL] you can purchase cabins as floating condos. Home port is Port Caneveral.

Reminds me of that [URL="http://rivercitiescondos.com/"]river condo project[/URL].

Carmen

Wesley Paulson 02-17-2009 12:31 PM

Cape May Condos?
 
In an earlier chapter in my career I worked for a condominium management company. I cringe at the thought of a boat that is managed by a condominium board.

Wesley

Sharon Meckle 02-17-2009 07:17 PM

WOW! Can people really afford these????

Franz Neumeier 02-18-2009 01:45 AM

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Capt. Jamie Donohue just sent this pictures of the two ships he took a couple of weeks ago at Green Cove Springs, FL.

Isn't it great to have steamboats.org photo reporters all over the country?

Thanks very much Jamie!

Kim Applegate 02-18-2009 01:53 AM

floating condos
 
No thanks, I'll take our sailboat any day over those ships, yuck. $33,000.00 a month? Noo way

Steven Harrod 02-18-2009 04:42 PM

This is not a new concept. I watched a travel article about floating residences years ago. For the wealthy with multiple homes, it works.

Donald Vivier 02-18-2009 07:19 PM

Well this is pretty misleading. This is from the FAQ...

[U][B]How old are the ships?[/B][/U]

"The first two Waterfront Lifestyles International ships are brand new. Subsequent ships will range from brand new to perhaps 30 years old, but all will have been completely refurbished and made new again."

That's a good one. This must be "Clones" of the cape boats..hahah. I was an employee on the Cape May when AMCV went under

Paul Penta 02-19-2009 11:11 AM

[QUOTE=Donald Vivier;15793]Well this is pretty misleading. This is from the FAQ...

[U][B]How old are the ships?[/B][/U]

"The first two Waterfront Lifestyles International ships are brand new. Subsequent ships will range from brand new to perhaps 30 years old, but all will have been completely refurbished and made new again."

That's a good one. This must be "Clones" of the cape boats..hahah. I was an employee on the Cape May when AMCV went under[/QUOTE]


Well, to be fair, this is what the web site actually says:

"Alegria and her twin sister ship Valencia are brand-new ships that were built in 2001 and never sailed due to the cruise line canceling the order after 9/11. One ship actually did make a single trip up the eastern coast of the US but returned and was docked ever since. Both ships are now undergoing renovation and updating for our use and some of the photos below reveal the refurbishment. Completion is expected this Spring. "

Richard Peters 02-19-2009 03:58 PM

My wife and I made the inaugural trip from Norfolk, VA to Philadelphia on the 5th of May, 2001. As with many new vessels, there were problems but the good time we had far outweighed the problems. The biggest problem was that we left Norfolk into the Chesapeake Bay, we lefy in a Nor'easter with a vessel with no stablizers. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Unfortunately the ship never made it to Philadelphia due to a tug being overun and sunk in the C&D canal. We were bussed from Baltimore to Philadelphia. Captain Chuck Beverly met an unfortunate end when the ship was buttoned-up. He was a fine Captain.

Donald Vivier 02-19-2009 05:41 PM

[QUOTE=Paul Penta;15806]Well, to be fair, this is what the web site actually says:

"Alegria and her twin sister ship Valencia are brand-new ships that were built in 2001 and never sailed due to the cruise line canceling the order after 9/11. One ship actually did make a single trip up the eastern coast of the US but returned and was docked ever since. Both ships are now undergoing renovation and updating for our use and some of the photos below reveal the refurbishment. Completion is expected this Spring. "[/QUOTE]

Hey Paul. They changed that after I emailed them. What they did add is also misleading. I guess you could say the Cape May made one round trip from Florida to Canada and back, but it was in the span of 5 months or so. But they failed to say that it had a regular cruise schedule until AMCV sunk.


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