ssMaritime.com - Enter a world of Classic Passenger Liners, Passengers-Cargo Ships and humble Migrant Liners from around the world
Please Note: Firefox & some other Search Engines may not be suitable
Use Google Chrome for this Web Page to load perfectly!
Please Note: All ssMaritime and other related maritime sites are 100% non-commercial and privately owned, thus ssmaritime is NOT associated with any shipping company or any other organisation! Although the author has worked and been involved in the passenger shipping industry for well over 60 years, but due to his old age and poor health, he was forced to retire. Yet, he has completed well over 1,365 Classic Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners as well as humble converted C3 converted Migrant Liners, which has transported countless thousands folk to the new world, as well on vacations’. I trust the features online will continue to provide Classic Liner and Ship enthusiasts both the information they are seeking, but more so provide a great deal of pleasure and relive many happy memories!
Also Note: The email service to ssMaritime is
sadly no longer available, due to the
author’s old age and chronic illness as well as being disabled, etc. In
the past ssMaritime received a huge number of emails
each day, but
Please Note: If there are any photographs, images or copy missing on this page, please refresh the page
Welcome to ssMaritime.com. There is no doubt that 2020/21 has proven to be a tragic time throughout the world, due to the sudden arrival of COVID-19 and now with that evil even more dangerous “Delta Strain”. Around the globe Covid continues to create havoc and due to this, and as we well know cruising around the world came to much of a complete halt, with some companies having been forced to go into administration and closing down, or those who have survived were sadly forced to sell some of their fine ships to new owners, or to the breakers, which was tragic! I certainly wish cruise companies well and hope they will survive this evil time, but with the ongoing conditions with COVID-19 and that even worse Delta Strain flaring up all over again in certain parts of the world and here in Australia it has caused a great deal of problems.
Even though some cruise ships are back in service in some sections of the globe, but PLEASE be very, very careful, for it could be still too dangerous, and sadly I would not recommend a cruise whilst that Delta virus is still around and considering that shipboard air-conditioning systems allow air to be shared between cabins, that is dangerous! I hope that the companies have spent time correcting this huge problem. If not, sadly I will never cruise again!
Thankfully, I live in Queensland, where we have a Premier and a Government that has done an outstanding job at keeping Covid at Bay, as has several other States, and although “Scomo” our Prime Minister has been pushing opening up the country, knowing well that thousands will catch Covid and many will die, that is stupid, unless every one is vaccinated. And remember, the antivax movement hails from the Ultra Right Movement, yes I do mean the Nazis.
Please stay safe and healthy and please go and get vaccinated, do not believe the evil lies of those evil anti-vaccinations, for they are sadly completely misled as their info has come from the most evil sources as I have just told you above!
New Ships Located on my Files and are now Featured Online
Recently, whilst checking I discovered that
there were seven ships that I had already covered, however I was unable to
locate them on the Index, or online. Thus they have now been uploaded, and
these ships are three Dutch ships, 1. the
However, featured below is the spectacular …
elegant liner R.M.S. Aquitania is seen arriving at
Plans for the new liner commenced for the
“Cunard Steamship Company Ltd” commenced early in 1910, and her
design was undertaken by Cunard’s Naval Architect ‘
R.M.S. Aquitania at sea
But what made the “
The First Class Lounge, also known as the “Palladian Lounge” was the signature venue of the ship and was located on Promenade (A) Deck and it featured a rich Baroque-style of decoration. Whilst on a lower deck of the ship, was the very first ever Swimming Pool to be placed on a Cunard liner.
The Palladian Lounge
Whilst the “Smoking Room” was entirely traditional and was called the “Carolean Smoking Room”, its décor was staggering with fine art and classic style furnishings.
A part of the Smoking Room
However Second Class also had fine Lounges, in fact they were superior to some first class venues on other liners!
Second Class Lounge complete with a centre ceiling well (out of sight) featuring a fine class dome
This is the superb Second Class Smoking Room that is also known as the “Kensington Palace Smoking Room”
Third Class had every facility, several lounges, drawing room, smoking room, a library and like the other classes a dining room.
A most pleasant Third Class Lounge
This fine ship had a long 36 year career, which saw her serve in two World Wars, as an Armed Merchant Cruiser, a Hospital Ship and finally a Troopship. This R.M.S. Aquitania feature is three pages and has countless high quality photographs, it is one of the most detailed studies of a ship I have online! Thus enjoy it!
Enter the Feature
Please Note: Email service to ssMaritime, is sadly no longer available,
This is due to the author’s old age and illness as well as being disabled, etc.
Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”
Featuring over 1,365 Classic Passenger Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners & Classic Cruise Ships!
Or ENTER HERE
Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story
The Author has been in Passenger Shipping & the Cruise Industry since 1960
In addition he was founder of “Save the Classic Liners Campaign" in 1990.
Please Note: ssmaritime and associated sites are 100% non-commercial and the author seeks no funding or favours of any shape or form, never have and never will!
Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are by; the author or from the author’s private collection. In addition there are some images that have been provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors. However, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the photographer/owner concerned, so sorry if this is the case.
This notice covers all pages; although, and I have done my best to ensure that all photographs are duly credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, when a page is updated!
ssMaritime is owned & © Copyright by