With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian


Fair Princess

Photo Album Page Two



The author on Fair Princess’ Boat Deck heading for his New Zealand Cruise in 2000

Welcome onboard the Fair Princess. On the next three pages we are taking you on a photographic tour of the TSS Fair Princess. I trust it will bring back many happy memories and for those who have not sailed on her, you will discover the beauty of a classic cruise ship, built as the Cunard passenger liner RMS Carinthia.

Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian

Baja (Boat) Deck

Baja (Boat) Deck is the topmost deck that has a lounge. We will be working down the order of decks and forward to aft.


Above & Below: The Mistral Lounge - Night Club and Disco




Promenade Deck


Seaward Lounge (Show Room) – looking from starboard to port / forward


Seaward Bar – starboard looking aft


Seaward Bar – looking starboard to aft


Seaward Bar – looking to starboard



Promenade Lounge Library & Reading Room – looking port to aft


Promenade Lounge Library & Reading Room – looking starboard to aft


Bond Street Shopping gallery – looking forward to starboard


The Casino – looking to port


The delightful Harry’s Bar – looking to port

A sad note; Whilst still the Fair Princess, P&O destroyed this fine (non smoking) room, together with the annexe to the South Seas Lounge when they lined the walls with slot machines and the annex with games tables. Money, and more money seems to be all that really matters to many of the so-called modern cruise companies, which are operated by so-called - get your act together, passengers are the name of the game! Please note, we are speaking of P&O Australia, not P&O Princess Cruises Britain, and the USA.

The best lounge on the Fair Princess, The South Seas Lounge – looking aft to port


South Seas Lounge – looking forward


South Seas Lounge after re-carpeting in NZ – looking forward to port


South Seas Lounge after re-carpeting in NZ – looking forward to port


The South Pacific Lounge – looking forward


The South Pacific Bar – looking forward to port


The South Pacific Bar – looking aft to port


The South Pacific Bar – looking forward (port side)


The Pizzeria on Promenade Deck – port looking aft


The Pizzeria on Promenade Deck – looking forward to port


 Dolphin Deck



Above and Below, the Main Foyer and Pursers Office



Emerald Deck


The Dorchester (forward) Restaurant


Gala / Holiday Decks


Cinema & Cabaret Venue 


Above the author is seen aft on promenade deck, as the Fair Princess departs the Bay of Islands and New Zealand on February 2, 2000 for the very last time! On this cruise, the author delivered maritime lectures including one entitled “The Saxonia Class Liners” now being this online feature.


Page 1 – Foreword – Construction

Page 2 – Sitmar buys Carinthia and Ivernia – Sisters go Russian

Page 3 - Fairwind / Fairsea – Sitmar sold to P&O Princess Cruises

Page 4 – The Fairstar the Australian connection

Page 5 – Fair Princess becomes an Aussie

Page 6 – Passenger list images

Page 7Albatros ex Dawn Princess / Fairwind / Sylvania / Ivernia /

Saxonia – Passenger list images

Fair Princess Photo Album – Exteriors

Fair Princess Photo Album - Interiors

Fedor Shalyapin - ex Franconia / Ivernia

China Sea Discovery – ex Fair Princess / Fairsea / Fairland / Carinthia

China Sea Discovery Photo Album

China Sea Discovery Saga



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