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With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer & Author


Matson Lines / Pacific Far East Line

SS Mariposa – SS Monterey 

Photo Album

All Images on this page are from a 1968 Matson brochure

Brochure and Menus are from the author’s private collection


























Above left: Southern Cross Lounge – Right: Pool on Boat Deck


Enjoying Hawaiian night in the Polynesian Club


 Dinning Room


Dinning at its finest!




Writing Room


Having drinks on Promenade Deck with friends


One of the Matson ships seen at Papeete Tahiti

Suites and Staterooms 





Above is very much the same room I occupied during my wonderful voyage!


 Left: Twin/triple – Center: Outside two berth - Right: Inside two berth 


Locals in Tonga


Boarding a tender at yet another Pacific port


SS Monterey seen in Sydney Harbour

Author’s private collection



































Above left & below: Typical Matson Menu covers – Right: 1968 Matson brochure

Author’s private collection




































A Grand Pacific Voyage

(Map from the 1968 brochure)


SS Monterey at full steam ahead

 Author’s private collection




Page One          SS Monterey & Mariposa, the Matson Lines / Pacific Far East Line (PFEL) Liners.

Page Two          Matson / PFEL Photo Album.

Page Three        Matson / PFEL Cabin Plan.

APC Cruises       Aloha Pacific Cruises’ Monterey 1987 to 1988.

APC Cruises 2    SS Monterey maiden voyage brochure, Deck Plan of the rebuilt ship & details re the companies end!

Page Four          Monterey as a Star Lauro / MSC Cruises cruise ship.

Page Five          Monterey - MSC- photographs from various sources.

Page Six            Monterey - MSC - an excellent series of photographs by Johan Coeman.

Page Seven       Monterey - MSC - Cabin Plan.


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