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Maritime Historian, Author, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer and Maritime Lecturer
Please Note: All ssMaritime and other related maritime sites are 100% non-commercial and privately owned, thus ssmaritime is NOT associated with any shipping company or any other organisation! Although the author has worked and has been involved in the passenger shipping industry for well over 60 years, but due to his old age and poor health, he was forced to retire. Yet, he has completed well over 1,435 Classic Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners as well as humble converted C3 converted Migrant Liners, which has transported countless thousands of folk to the new world, as well on vacations’. I trust the features online will continue to provide Classic Liner and Ship enthusiasts both the information they are seeking, but more so provide a great deal of pleasure and relive many happy 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
There is a comprehensive ‘Sibajak’ & ‘Rotterdam Lloyd’ INDEX at the bottom on that page
For interest: Sadly an email service to ssMaritime is no longer available, due to the author’s old age and chronic illness as well as being disabled, etc. In the past ssMaritime received well over 120 emails per day, but Mr. Goossens can no longer handle the same. He sincerely regrets this!
Where you will discover over 1,435 Classic Liners & the 1914 built MV