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maiden voyage

Fig. the first voyage of a ship or boat. The liner sank on its maiden voyage. Jim is taking his yacht on its maiden voyage.
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maiden voyage

The first experience, as in This tennis tournament is my maiden voyage in statewide competition. This term, originally meaning the first voyage of a ship, was first recorded in 1901, but the use of maiden to signify "the first time" dates from the mid-1500s.
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Per person double occupancy prices range from $3,099 to $6,949 for the 11-night maiden voyage through the Panama Canal; $1,599 to $5,749 for seven-night Alaska cruises from Vancouver; $1,899 to $5,749 for the seven-night cruise from San Francisco; $2,899 to $6,749 for the 10-night Hawaiian Islands cruises; $2,899 to $6,749 for the special 11-night Panama Canal cruise from Ensenada; $2,499 to $6,899 for the 10-night Panama Canal cruises and $2,699 to $7,099 for the regular 11-night Panama Canal transits.
The short letter, still in its envelope and postmarked only three days before the liner struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, was bought for double its estimate at the sale at Tennants of Leyburn in North Yorkshire.
FILLMORE - It was gloomy, it was wet and it was downright cold Saturday morning as the Christmas Tree Train rumbled out of the Fillmore depot for its maiden voyage of the season.
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Midnight Sun, into the Port of Tacoma to Port of Anchorage, Alaska, trade route, scheduled to make her maiden voyage Wednesday, April 23, 2003.
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April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Cruise Line's brand-new, 820-passenger Crown Jewel will make a 15-day Transatlantic Maiden Voyage from Barcelona to New York, following the Summer Olympic Games.
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Mauretania, pictured here, made her maiden voyage -from Liverpool to New York -on June 17,1939, with crowds of people lining the Mersey waterfront to give her a good send-off.
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THIS picture celebrating the Queen Mary's maiden voyage was sent in by Jimmy Doran, of the Carter's Association.
The not-so-generous prize is a single ticket to Southampton and a hotel reservation there, so he can watch the mighty ocean liner start its maiden voyage.