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With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer & Author


MSC Cruises

SS Monterey

Ex Free State Mariner


Passenger Photo Album - 2


MSC Cruise in 2000 & 2002


SS Monterey at anchor off the Isle of Capri – Taken in 2000

Johan Coeman

Photographs on this page were kindly provided to by Mr. Johan Coeman (Belgium) who cruised on the remarkable (ex Matson Lines liner) SS Monterey in 2000 and again in 2002. These photographs provide us with three fine exterior shots of her, but also give us an insight of her bridge, engine room and two photos out on deck.

Please Note: All photographs on this page are copyright - Johan Coeman - and I trust that readers of will respect this and NOT copy them for ANY reason whatsoever!

SS Monterey seen at anchor off Santorini


Arriving in Istanbul


The Bridge


The Wheel


Engine Room – Control Panel


Control Panel


Engine Room – Telegraph


Engine Room - Builders plaque


Engine Room - Turbine


Engine Room - Burners


Promenade Deck – departing the Dardanelle’s


SS Monterey at anchor at Santorini




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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This notice covers all pages, although, and I have done my best to ensure that all photographs are duly credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, when a page is updated!




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