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the past ssMaritime received a huge number of emails
each day, but
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Welcome to ssMaritime.com. There is no doubt that 2020 has proven to be a tragic year for the entire world, due to the sudden arrival of COVID-19 and it is still continuing, and cruising around the world has come to a complete halt, with some companies either were forced to go into administration and closing down, or those who survived sadly where forced to sell many of their excellent ships to new owners, or to the breakers, which is tragic! It was a great and as loss of so many ships were lost long before their time, and this also included a few of some much loved classic cruise ships, that we hoped to assist in being sold and continue in service as there were buyers for them, but now with the current conditions with COVID-19 flaring up all over again around the globe it does not look good for shipping.
This page covers Covid-19 and it problems that, in shipping has caused an closure of the cruise industry, as well a Special Featured Ship below “Looking Back”, being the amazing super luxury Cruise Ship; Motor Yacht Stella Polaris completed in 1927. Enjoy!
It is hard to believe, that
Portsmouth (UK), one via Asia & the Suez
& the next one via the
The graceful Motor Yacht Stella Polaris was
one of the most famous super luxury cruise ship ever built, in fact she was
known as being more of “A glamorous Royal Yacht”. In addition she
was the very first purpose full time cruise ship ever built and she departed
from Gothenburg for her maiden voyage on Saturday February 26, 1927, at Noon.
She headed for Tilbury in the
fine artist impression of the
This three Page feature will cover her entire history
and photographs, with the Norwegian “Bergen Steamship Company” and
then the Swedish “Clipper Line” as well as her final days as a
Japanese Hotel, renamed “
Enter Page One of the feature
Mr. Goossens asked me to say a very special
thank you, to all ship lovers from around the world, for he has been astounded
that there have been so many of you reading this ssmaritime, in fact friends
this site has now reached over 538 million readers, and that, dear friends is
simply beyond belief! And please remember, that all his maritime/cruise
sites have always been and will remain 100%
non-commercial, thus ssMaritime will continue to provide wonderful
and hopefully joyful memories for past passengers from around the world, and
those who really love passenger liners and older cruise ships!
Over the years he has received many emails of thanks & here are just some of them.
Please Note: Email service to ssMaritime, is sadly no longer available, to the author’s old age and severe 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 1,355 Classic Passenger Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners & Classic Cruise Ships!
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Please Note: Email service to ssMaritime, is sadly no longer available, to the author’s old age and severe illness as well as being disabled.
Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story
The Author has been in Passenger Shipping & the Cruise Industry for over 60 years
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!
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