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With Reuben Goossens

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

Please Note: All ssMaritime and other related maritime/cruise sites are 100% non-commercial and privately owned. Be assured that I am NOT associated with any shipping or cruise companies or any travel/cruise agencies or any other organisations! Although the author has been in the passenger shipping industry since 1960, although is now retired but having completed around 680 Classic Liners and Cargo-Passengers Ships features I trust these will continue to provide classic ship enthusiasts the information the are seeking, but above all a great deal of pleasure! Reuben Goossens.


Europe Canada Line

Managed by Holland America Line”

MS Seven Seas

ex Nelly, Long Island, Mormacmail


Photo Album


All photographs on this page of the ms Nelly and the Seven Seas were originally issued by the respective shipping companies as postcards, or have lifted from a brochure, or from the author's private collection.


 The Nelly’s stern clearly showing her C3 class heritage


A painting of the Seven Seas after having been renamed from the Nely

From the Holland America archives


 Seven Seas about to set sail for Canada







Left: the Smoking Room – Right: Main Lounge and Bar







Seven Seas seen in Sydney 







--Brochure describing Seven Seas facilities 








1957 Trans Atlantic Fares & Schedule--














Left: Verandah Café – Right: The Lobby and Shop





Seven Seas at sea


 Another departure










Left: Games & Library – Right: The Writing room












 Left: Dinning Room – Right: A two Berth Cabin






An excellent colour photograph to conclude our Seven Seas Photo Album 


Seven Seas Index:


Page One -         Seven Seas Main History Page.

Page Two -        Ships Main Photo Album.

Page Three -      The Maat Families Atlantic crossing.

Page Four -        Frans Mast sails in 1957 to New York.

Page Five -         Arthur Lukach & friends sails to and from France in 1954.


“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”



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Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are either by the author or from the author’s private collection. In addition there are some images and photographs that have been provided by Shipping Companies or private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors, however, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the photographer or owner concerned. Therefore, I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me (my email address can be found at the bottom of the page on, in order that due credit may be given.

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