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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 for over 60 years, but due to age and poor health, I was forced to retire. Yet, I have completed well over 1,365 Classic Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners as well as countless humble converted C3 converted humble Migrant Liners, which brought countless thousands of Europeans to the new world. I trust these features will continue to provide Classic Ship enthusiasts not just the information they are seeking, but more so provide a great deal of pleasure and memories!
The Royal Rotterdam Lloyd M.S. Sibajak is a
very special Ship for me personally, as she was the very first Liner I ever
sailed on from
I had loved ships from as a small child and
remember standing harbour side in Rotterdam look at the great Liners of Holland
America Line, such as the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam and others as they departed for
New York (USA), and also Royal Rotterdam Lloyd Liners, the magnificent M.S.
Willem Ruys and the smaller and much older ship the M.S. Sibajak on their
departure days. I would dream that one day I would be standing aboard one of
these ships, at the railing holding a streamer and would be heading for a land
far, far away. Amazingly, my Mother being a traveller, to say the least, she
decided to head to the other side of the globe and on May 17, 1958, my Mother
and myself as full fare paying passengers headed for
This amazing feature covers the
Maritime Historian; Working and involved in the Passenger Shipping & Cruise Industry for over 60 years.
Enter my Eleven-Page “M.S. Sibajak” Feature
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Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”
“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
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The Author has been in Passenger Shipping & the Cruise Industry for over 60 years!
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