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WHATEVER BECAME OF
THE BIG RED BOAT?
The Story of the Oceanic (conclusion)
Richard H. Wagner
|Its all about ships
Above: Oceanic at Pier 88 in New York
Left: The former Broadway Show Lounge is used for lectures and classes. Originally, this area was called the Italian
Right: A series of large paintings by Giancarlo Impiglia still adorn the room.
Nearby is the popular Heroes and Legends Pub.
Above left: The original Aegean Room (main lounge) still retains the former Lucky Bar on the port side aft.
Above right: The Casino added in the Premier days has been removed and that area is once again just a
Below left: The only remaining shop sells sundries and Japanese snacks. The other shops have been converted
over to the Peace Center, an office for the Peace Boat organization.
Above left: The walls of the Tropicana Bar, originally the Portofino Bar, still have photographs of
movie and television stars that were popular in the last part of the 20th Century.
Above right: The Soda Founatin, later the Ice Cream Shop.
Below left: The Satellite Cafe buffet.
Below right: The original first class dining room, the Escoffier Room, later the Panorama
Restaurant, is now an activities room.
Above left: Outdoor hot tubs on Lido Deck.
Above right: An outdoor sports area.
Below: The open deck at the stern still has the Tiki Bar added by Premier.
The swimming pool area under the
Magrodome contains two pools and remains
Left: The Shore Excursions desk
acts as a general reception and
Right: Original sculptures depicting
famous women heroines such as Joan
of Arc still decorate the stairways.
The Starlight Cabaret (left), originally the
European Observation Lounge, and its bar
Left: The Library.
Right: One of the
ship's few balconies.
Below: A suite.
In her current incarnation Oceanic looks much the way she did when owned by Pullmantur.
Most of the rooms are clean, have not been altered and the decoration remains the same.
However, there is a sad aspect to it as if the ship has been frozed in time, waiting for the return of