By , she was the only liner serving the US from any route, and by with the retirement of the Polish and Soviet liners that served Canada , she was the only liner on the entire ocean. Saga Ruby remained in service with Saga Cruises into January , when, replaced by newer ships, she was retired from active service for the final time. During construction, Norwegian America made the decision to terminate the transatlantic liner service in , so Vistafjord wound up being used as a full-time cruise ship upon delivery. Once that was done, Queen Mary was fully refurbished and resumed transatlantic passenger service in Free Shipping. The SS United States Conservancy has been so far successful in raising the funds to pay docking fees and keep United States away from the scrapyard, but they still have nowhere near the money they need to actually safeguard the ship long-term, let alone start repairs and refurbishment. In , the nonprofit organization SS United States Conservancy acquired the ship with the goal of rebuilding it as a static attraction as a hotel, convention center, and museum.
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The first decade of the new millennium was a particularly difficult time for ocean liners. Unlike in past eras, there would be no new liners to replace them. As of , the ocean liner is nearly extinct. For anyone that is interested in maritime history, now is the time to see one, or even sail on one, before the last few are gone forever. This is an overview of all surviving liners that were once used on the transatlantic route between Europe and North America. Obviously, there were many other liner routes around the world, but that was the most heavily travelled, the most competitive, and attracted the lion's share of the world's major liners. The first true ocean liner ever built is, fittingly, the oldest surviving.
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