S.S. Eugenio C & Big Red Boat II

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Photographs taken in Freeport

By Klaas Krijnen


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Premier Cruises postcard of SS The Big Red Boat II

Authors private collection


Although her red hull looking rather faded, internally she was in excellent condition


With the Bridge looking so spotless and well maintained it looked like she was ready to sail


Looking toward the Bridge


Aft decks and pool


Promenade deck looked like it was awaiting passengers to board, but they never came


Looking at her internal photographs whilst she was in Freeport it would

make you cry knowing that her next stop was a toxic laden beach in India


One of her excellent cabins


Now named SS Big Red, she is seen bunkering in the Azores on April 15

(Photo © 2005 www.shipinfo.org.uk)


Photographs on this page (except where marked otherwise) were taken by & are © Klaas Krijnen of The Netherlands

These may not be copied or reproduced by any means of media – permission MUST be sought


SS Eugino C - Big Red Boat IIINDEX:


Page One         The SS Eugenio C history.


Page Two        Photo Album.


Page Three      Big Red Boat II – Photo album - laid up in Freeport by Klaas Krijnen.


Page One         The S.S. Frederico C of 1958.



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