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MS Cunard Adventurer & Ambassador
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very special page. I am well aware that very soon you will discover that this photo
page is no ordinary photo page for it is far more that! First of all this page
contains images that are part of a very exclusive collection of photographs and
illustrations that were obtained from a variety of sources, such as: the ships
maritime architect as well as their interiors designers. Other photographs are
directly from the two Dutch builders in
You may ask, Mr. Goossens, how did you come by such an amazing collection? Well I am delighted to tell you!
Whilst I was researching these two remarkable ships, I discovered the availability of this superb parcel, which I discovered by accident. A good friend of mine Don Leavitt, who I have been dealing with for many, many years of www.nautiques.net sends out a monthly e-newsletter, and there were a few items available, thus I purchased them. I asked Don if he had anything else anywhere. Don advised me that he had searched his archives and found a considerable bundle and asked me if I wanted it, of course, I did, and this bundle now makes up my new sizable collection, which I am delighted to share with you all! However, Don Leavitt deserved full credit!
For those who are looking for maritime memorabilia, Nautiques.net is without a doubt the very best place to visit and best yet you will discover that the prices are simply excellent, if not rather low! You can email Don at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maritime Historian, Author & Maritime Lecturer.
Commenced in Passenger Shipping in May 1960.
MS Cunard Adventurer
1. MS Cunard Adventurer
Advance illustration of the profile of the Cunard Ambassador
A maritime designer’s impression of the two new ships – Cunard Adventurer & Ambassador
Adventurer is seen being built by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij
A large model was created especially for Cunard to take on the road to promote the new ships
Adventurer is seen whilst on the
A series of artist impressions were released of a variety of public venues
Above we see the delightful Sky Room far forward up on Sun Deck
Here we see an artist impression of the Main Lounge, or what would become the Mayflower Room on Boat Deck
Here we see the delightful Galleon Bar aft on Boat Deck
On the left is the plan as seen from above – right is the Bar looking to port
An adventurous for the time, but it became popular Lobby and Interior Shopping Gallery
Here we see the spacious Mayflower Room amidships on Boat Deck, looking aft
Above & below: Here we see several mock up staterooms for the Cunard management
to choose from for the Cunard Adventurer
The Cunard Adventurer is seen berthed
photograph was released by Cunard
This was done to make her more popular with the Cunard clientele, but sadly it just did not work for the Cunard snob’s!
2. MS Cunard Ambassador
A photograph of the Cunard Ambassador model in water
Here we see another mock up of a stateroom for the Ambassador, but it was not chosen
The Cunard Ambassador was launched on March 16, 1972 at the P. Smit Jr Ship Yards
These are the Ship Yards official photographs!
Here we see the Ambassador just after her launching and heading for her fit-out berth
Note the missing bulbous bow-cone
in October Cunard-Trafalgar had made the above announcement to travel agents in
The all knew her sister ship the Cunard Adventurer, thus they knew of the kind of ship that was about to arrive!
wonderful photograph of the Ambassador whilst she was heading for the
Taken by the Cunard publicity agency
Here we see the wonderful and popular Galleon Bar
Ship‘s Staff entertain some children in the Sky Lounge
unusual view of her whilst in port with several passengers looking on their
home away from home
An unusual view of her whilst in port with several passengers looking on their home away from home
The Ambassador meets the great SS Queen Elizabeth 2
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Cunard Adventurer - Ambassador -INDEX
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Including her next stage the: NCL’s MS Sunward II
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Deck Plan 1: Deck Plans
MS Cunard Adventurer & Ambassador
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