The streamlined, super luxury Incres Lines MS Victoria

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Page Three

Brochure – Page One

A Return 40 Day New York to the Mediterranean and a Greek Island Cruise - late 1960

The MS Victoria is seen arriving in New York on her maiden arrival, January 1960

She departed back to

The brochure below was one of the very early productions printed in June 1960. It was for 40 day round voyage New York to New York to the Mediterranean & Greek Islands visiting 16 ports and sailing 11,200 miles - 18,024.65 km. The cruise departed New York on Tuesday August 9, 1960 at midday, and she returned to New York on Saturday September 17 also at midday.

The brochure rightfully and proudly claimed that “The New FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED Victoria (was the) World’s Newest Cruise Liner.” She was promoted as being “a truly luxury class ship,” which she indeed was for her time. She featured some of the most spacious accommodations found on any ship, with the vast majority being spacious outside staterooms and of course ever room has their very own bathroom, which was rare in those days! This brochure also contained a black and white Deck Plan, but due to its delicate condition, I have decided not to copy the interiors. Beside a side on drawing it also has pencil drawings of her public rooms and cabins.

This brochure is part of the author’s vast private maritime collection and these images are Copyright. It may not be copied for the use of any media, except for personal use.


The Front Cover


First foldout


The Ship with 68 Years at Sea – INDEX

Union Castle Line:         One of the great Shipping Lines of the past!

Page One                     RMS Dunnottar 1936 to 1958, also her identical sister the Dunvegan Castle.

Incres Lines:                  One of the finest luxury cruise companies in history!

Page Two                    MS Victoria 1958 to 1975.

Page Three                  Brochure Page 1.

Page Four                    Brochure Page 2.

Page Five                     Brochure Page 3.

Page Six                      Brochure Page 4.

Page Seven                 Deck Plan and Menus.

Chandris Cruises:           An excellent budget cruise line.

Page Eight                  MV The Victoria 1975 to 1993.

Page Nine                    Deck Plan and Menus.

Louis Cruise Line:          Maltese Company a good basic cruise operation.

Page Ten                    MV Princesa Victoria 1993 to 2004.

Page Eleven                Photographs by Stephen William Storey.

Page Twelve              Deck plan.

Page Thirteen             MV Victoria I - 2004 - Sad scenes of her beached and being scrapped.



 “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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