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Later she became the luxury Epirotiki Lines cruise ship, M.T.S. Apollon II
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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 cruising around the world has come to a complete halt, with some companies going into administration, and having closed down as well as many excellent ships having been sold to the breakers, which was tragic! It was a great and a s loss of so many ships long before their time, and sadly this may well include a few of the 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, and COVID flaring up all over again it does not look good.
I find it so sad that a certain leader who
himself has had COVID-19, and we now all know that his military hospital had to
lie about him having had oxygen, but later they had to confess that he did
receive it more than once, he decided to return home and stated that people
should not worry about COVID, but he should tell that to the over 211,800 dear
souls that have died to this evil pandemic, as for sadly this nation has lost
more people than any other country in the world. Shame on this leader who is a
disgrace and is considered to be an utter joke throughout the world, and there
are a number of others leaders who sadly are not much better across the
Over a period of time, I have managed to add a few new Classic Liners, as well as some smaller ships to ssMaritime as I already had them on file and started them, and some were already close to completion. In addition, I also have slowly updated some of my earlier features, for believe me they really needed a good tidy up, and sadly there are many more that need work. But as most of my readers will know, for a very long time I have been suffering from extremely poor health, as well as having poor eye sight these days, and it is sad to say that I have now been forced to stop, From now, I will only update this FrontPage and add another “Company / Ship of the Month” but this will only be done on a quarterly basis (give or take), but these ships will be those that I already have online, and there are so many wonderful and interesting ships, which I am sure you would like to discover!
Please Note - re EMAILS, due to the flood of emails that arrive each and every day, I no
longer personally reply to the vast majority of emails received daily, as 99.9%
of the emails will be taken care of by my friend and carer
However, I do
have schedules for the three Dutch liners M.S.
It is hard to believe, that I have now written
on well over 1,355
ships (but I have long stopped counting), there are many of the great
well-known Passenger Liners, but also countless Passenger-Cargo Liners, and not
to forget those wonderful Victory - C3 ships, many of which became humble
migrant liners, but some of them where given amazing rebuilding programs and
became fine modern Liners with excellent facilities, and there are some fine
smaller ships, some of which have been rebuilt into luxury cruise ships. I have
also covered a good number of Classic Cruise Ships, some have now gone and have
been broken up, but there are some that are still sailing, in fact there is one
superb ship aged an amazing 72 years (2020) and she is in such perfect
condition and in Class! This is of course the amazing M/v
Portsmouth (UK), one via Asia & the Suez
& the next one via the
I loved this fine ship when she was the “Classic International Cruises”
Below are some of ships that I have online, but remember that the ssMaritime INDEX has a complete listing of the well over 1,355 classic liners and cruise ships that I have covered over the many years I have been doing this!
Friends, it is my sincere hope, that through the pages of ssMaritime you may rediscover some wonderful memories, be it for a ship you have sailed on as a past passenger, or searching for your relatives who may have sailed on one of these liners, from days of old until their demise in the late 1970s to the 1990s, for I am sure that I will have the ship for you online!
Note; the greatly loved ex Cunarder QE2 is now open as a Luxury Hotel in
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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 this site, in fact friends ssMaritime.com has now reached over 537 million readers, and that, dear friends is simply beyond belief! And please remember, that all my maritime/cruise sites have always been and will remain 100% non-commercial, for my purpose has been to provide wonderful and hopefully joyful memories to past passengers from around the world, and those who really love passenger liners and older cruise ships! Be assured, it has been a great joy for me to present these many classic ships to, and it has been a joy to have been able to write for so many years, thus all I can say is; go and enjoy the well over 1,355 wonderful maritime memories, and I pray that after a lifetime of sharing my love of these fine ships with you, that they will live long after me to give knowledge to a new generation and wonderful memories to those who remain!
… here you will discover just some of the emails of thanks received over the years.
It is my greatest desire that the ships I have covered will provide many memories of their days now mostly long gone, but for those who were fortunate to have sailed on some or more of the ships I have covered I pray will have brought some joy to your heart!
Maritime Historian; Working and involved in the Passenger Shipping & Cruise Industry for over 60 years.
PLEASE do not send me emails requesting passenger or crew lists or sailing schedules. See the special note at my email address at bottom of this page for there are just three ships that are excluded. All other emails requesting passenger or crew lists and sailing schedules will be automatically deleted!
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The Scottish Overnight Ferry that became a Luxury Cruise Ship
(1952 to 1968)
She is seen her just after her completion in 1952
In 1968 she was sold to become the magnificent - completely rebuilt ultra modern …
(1968 to 1982)
After 1982, she remained mostly laid up under the name of ‘Regency’ until she was broken up in 1996
this is the luxury cruise ship
I seldom write about a 3,813 GRT (Gross
registered Ton) passenger ferry, but she had luxurious public venues and
excellent accommodations, very much like a cruise ship, and she did indeed
operate some short cruises. However in due course she was sold to famous old
Greek Shipping Company that goes back to the 1800s being; “Epirotiki
Lines”, and they took her to
The 3,813 GRT, passenger, refrigerated
This small ship had a wonderful and a varied history both with “Coast Lines Ltd” but operated by “Burns & Laird Lines” and “Epirotiki Lines”, and I suggest that you read the complete feature with all its photographs, both interiors and exteriors.
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“Blue Water Liners sailing
to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”
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Over the years, I have received many emails of thanks & here are just some of them
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Featuring over 1,355 Classic Passenger Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners & Classic Cruise Ships!
Where you will discover Classic Liners & the
1914 built MV
The Author has been in Passenger Shipping & the Cruise Industry for some 60 years
& founder of “Save the Classic Liners Campaign" in 1990.
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I only have voyage details of 3
Dutch Liners: the
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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. I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me per email address, which is located above in order that due credit may be given.
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