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With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian, Author, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer and 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 well over 700 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! 

Orient Line / P&O Lines

S.S. Oronsay

Rick’s 1962 World Voyage

Sailing Westward from San Francisco to London

With Rick Danley


San Francisco Newspaper article regarding the Oronsay World Voyage

In the photo the Oronsay is seen arriving in San Francisco


Page Four

Menus, memorabilia and other items

Please Note: All photographs and images on this and associated pages related to this story were taken by or provided to ssMaritime by Rick Danley. They are protected by © and may not be copied for any use, personal or media without prior written consent.

P&O – Orient Lines Map / San Francisco to London


The Embarkation Notice


P&O – Orient Lines Ticket-Cover


Embarkation Card


Menu - Lunch 30 June


There are usually announcements on the left hand as well as wine recommendations at times


That’s a fine lunch on 30 June


This special menu is due because tomorrow we arrive in Yokohama after a long ocean voyage


Dinner - Menu cover for 10 July


Church Service at Sea on Fourth Sunday after Trinity – July 15


This is a guide booklet for Hong Kong and ships departure details



Above and below: The Race Meeting programme





Part One:

SS Oronsay:        This Page covers RMS Oronsay’s complete history.

SS Oronsay:        Page Two contains this fine ships complete Deck Plan!

Part Two:            Rick Danley sails on SS Oronsay’s World Voyage in 1962.

Page One:           Across America / San Francisco to Hong Kong.

Page Two:           Manila to Port Said.

Page Three:        Port Said to London & Epilogue – RMS Queen Mary Trans Atlantic crossing

Page Four:          Voyage memorabilia, menus and other items – further items to come online soon!

Watch the following Pathe films:

This film shows RMS ORONSAY during her very early days!

 This is the continuation of the above film


I highly recommend this superb Book …

Orient Line – A Fleet History

It is available for £23.50 plus p&p from Ships in Focus




Also Visit our Features on the following Orient Lines & P&O Liners

Orient Lines: RMS OrcadesSS Oronsay - SS Oriana - RMS Orion

P&O: RMS StrathairdSS Iberia - SS Canberra


“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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