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With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author and Lecturer

With almost 59 Years in the Passenger Shipping & Cruise Industry!


Funchal, one of the great little ships!


ABOVE … SS Funchal is seen as built as a liner.


BELOW … And MV Funchal today as a cruise ship!


Classic International Cruises MV Funchal seen departing Lisbon for another cruise 2009


With her black hull restored she once again looks like an elegant Classic Yacht-Style Cruise Ship!


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Read her fascinating history covering almost 58 glorious years!


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