With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian

Fair Princess


China Sea Discovery Photo Album

Ex Fair Princess, Fairsea, Fairland, built 1955 as RMS Carinthia


Commencing her Short Casino Cruises our of Hong Kong


A sad China Sea Discovery in Hong Kong
Above & Below: Photograph 2001 Kiwi Marine Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong


A storm was looming for her Hong Kong operation


Looking bright for her new venture cruising from Keelung Taiwan


Looking at starboard to aft


Starboard Promenade deck looking aft


Aft on Promenade deck the pool had been sealed, as was the playroom above


Promenade aft by night


Berthed at Keelung


Her stern looking well worn


After being laid up, the crew were not paid for many months. They remained onboard.

The banner is a protest that they were neither fed nor paid!


Laid up awaiting a buyer or some to charter her


Above and Below: Photographs 2003 Kiwi Marine Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong




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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