Classic Liners from great Trans-Atlantic liners or Liners sailing the Globe and also Passenger-Cargo ships with 10 to 240 passengers
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to ssMaritime.com. During 2016 &17 I have managed to add
some additional Classic Liners and other ships to ssMaritime, as well as
managing to updated a good number of my
date I have written well over 1,084 Classic Passenger Liners,
Passenger-Cargo Liners, including a good number of
humble Migrant ships, many
The author is seen aboard the MV Athena in 2011 whilst on a-
in 1948 and was completely rebuilt from the hull up in 1995-
She is still sailing today as the CMC Cruises (UK) MV Astoria-
I must say a very special thank you, to all ship lovers from around the world, for I have been astounded that there have been so many of you reading ssMaritime; in fact this site has now almost reached over 520.2 million readers to date from when my first site came online 25 years ago, and that, dear friends simply blows my mind! Please remember, that my sites have always remained 100% non-commercial, for my purpose has been to provide wonderful and hopefully joyful memories to all past passengers from around the world, and those who really love passenger lines and older cruise ships! Be assured, it has been a great joy for me to present these many classic ships, which I have been able to write about for so many years, therefore, enjoy the memories!
Below area number of my last brand new features and updated ones, as well as the “Ship of the Month.”
ssMaritime’s Main Index is located just Below & also at the Bottom of the Page, be assured that you will discover a “Ship lover’s delight” with so many great ships, both Liners, Migrant Ships as well as Passenger-Cargo Liners and all of these will have you reading and returning for a long to come!
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Please Note: March 30, 2018 NEWS UPDATE
Reuben Goossens - Retired!
Maritime Historian, Commenced in the Passenger Shipping & Cruise Industry in 1960.
Two Features Covering Three Great Spanish Ships
A painting of the M.S. Cabo San Roque
Welcome to this new feature of the elegant
14.500 GRT twin sisters; M.S. Cabo San Roque and Cabo San Vicente were built at
a Spanish Naval Yard in
Here we see one of the perfectly designed Ybarra Liners at sea
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The M.S. Monte Ulia is see her in this fine aerial photograph
I am delighted to feature another Spanish ship, the delightfully sleek passenger-cargo (combination) liner that dates from 1952, and was owned and operated by the Spanish “Aznar Line”. She was the third of a series of “Monasterio” or “Monte” Class ships, but the M.S Monte Ulia was without a doubt the ultimate and the finest designed of the “Monte” series. Sadly Spanish ships are very much neglected by many maritime historians written, yet I am delighted to have covered a good number of Spanish liners to date, and this fine ship is certainly a worthy addition; Enjoy!
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of the Netherlands & Royal
August 2017: In mid
July, I received a wonderful story from a daughter, who was born in
This is a delightfully written and a
comprehensive story regarding the family departing their hometown down the
south east of
Family photographs taken out on Deck and during the Crossing the Equator Ceremony
The story of the voyage was written, by (the now late) Mrs. Mia Van Mulken, and it is a beautifully told story that includes all of the ports of call. She brings the voyage back to life with her remarkable descriptions. Included are full colour brochures in Dutch, which can be enlarged, as well as a four-page Royal Rotterdam Lloyd Instruction letter re their voyage, etc, this letter is located on Part Two, which has yet another brochure and some further photographs.
aerial photograph of the M.S. Sibajak seen at Sea sailing at full speed bound
For interest, I have also updated all the other M.S. Sibajak pages to make them suitable for Google Chrome and some other search engines, but if you have problems, just head for good old Google!
I trust that the above new and updated features above will be greatly enjoyed as they it has many new and/or larger photographs; in addition I have added new details to some of its and added additional details where applicable!
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