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EMPRESS OF CANADA
Cruise ship model

RMS Empress of Canada was an ocean liner built in 1961 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Walker-on-Tyne, England for Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd.. Empress of Canada was designed to be Canadian Pacific's premier cruise ship during the winter months.  Designed for a service speed of 20 knots, she actually achieved 23 knots.   Empress of Canada had accommodation for 192 first class passengers and 856 tourist class, with all first class cabins and 70% of tourist class having private facilities.

Because of World War II there were huge developments in aviation design which resulted in faster flights across the ocean. As time went on the Empress did fewer and fewer trips across the Atlantic and by 1969 she completed only seven Atlantic voyages and spent the rest of her time cruising in the Caribbean.

After completing 121 transatlantic voyages and 82 cruises for the Canadian Pacific line she made her final arrival at Liverpool on November 23rd 1971, thus closing for good the Liverpool–Canada link. Empress of Canada was sold in January 1972 to Carnival Cruise Lines and after a few internal changes and an update on her color schemes she was put back into service as Mardi Gras which is Carnival's very first ship.

 

 
 


 

This model is made for a private collector who now owns more than a dozen ocean liner models from Model Ship Master.   The dozen models were commissioned over the course of two years and now four more are coming (as of August 2016.)  If you are interested in another model of the Empress of Canada made, please email us at services@modelshipmaster.com.   We can make it any sizes.  the largest cruise ship we built is 8 feet (about 2.5 meter) long but we can surely go larger than that.