Postcards of the very Last Orient Line Passenger Liner built, the SS Oriana in 1960

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With Reuben Goossens

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



The First Lady of the Sea

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Postcards of Oriana the Liner

Just for your information; Page 2 contains postcards of the Oriana which were sold on board the ship in an envelope and were released by the Orient Line. Whilst pages 3 and 4 contain a selection of photographs of this great Liner and cruise ship!

I am sorry that the size of the postcards and photographs are rather on the small side, but these pages were created around 2008 or 2009, thus a good 20 years ago, and although I have updated the pages somewhat, but due to my age, health and poor eyesight it would be too much to tackle anymore work, apart from slowly updating all twelve of the SS Oriana Web-pages.

Reuben Goossens.

Maritime Historian, Author, Lecturer & Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer.

Commenced in the Passenger Shipping and Cruise Industry in 1960.


Oriana with her original corn hull


First Class


The elegant Princess Lounge


Red Carpet Room – Used for private functions


The popular Monkey Bar


Enclosed Deck – Annexed to the Monkey Bar


Dinning Room


Tourist Class


Ocean Lounge


Stern Gallery


Dinning Room


Aft Deck


Postcards were placed in this Envelope



SS Oriana - Main Index:


Designing & Building the Oriana - ONLY available to

Images from the naval architect & designer of the SS Oriana:

Page 1: The building of SS Oriana

Page 2: The launching and fitting out of SS Oriana

Page 3: Sea trials and Oriana’s maiden voyage

Page 4: Deck Plan, Rare Photographs and other Images

Page 5: Countless Specifications & Oriana Facts (NEW)



Oriana’s General History Pages:

Page 1: History and Images of the Oriana 

Page 2: Oriana Postcards issued in 1960

Page 3: Oriana Photo Album - Page 1

Page 4: Oriana Photo Album - Page 2

Page 5: Oriana “Lady of the Sea” by Neil Whitmore

Page 6: The Paul Oliver & Colin Pursehouse Collection

Page 6b: Paul Oliver Story

Page 7: Dalian - See the sad photographs of SS Oriana damaged during a storm

Page 7b: Oriana at Zhangiagang shipyard in China - Taken 29 July & 9 September 2005, the demolition of a liner


This is recommended reading!

Orient Line – A Fleet History

Is available for 23.50 plus p&p from “Ships in Focus”




Also Visit our Features on the following Orient Lines/P&O Ships

Orient Lines: RMS OrcadesSS Oronsay - SS Oriana - RMS Orion

P&O: RMS StrathairdSS Iberia - SS Canberra



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Photographs on, & .net and associate sites are: 1. By the author. 2. From the author’s private collection. 3. Or as provided by Shipping Companies and their Publicity Companies as well as by private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors whenever possible.


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