Royal Interocean Lines; MS Tjiwangi and MS Tjiluwah later known as the “The Elegant White Yachts”

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MS Tjiwangi & MS Tjiluwah

RIL 1960 Deck Plan


This page contains a delightful 1960 deck plan distributed by Royal Interocean Lines in 1960. It only contains artist’s impressions of her facilities, as well as her cabin plan and her First Class public facilities. Sadly it does not show the Second Class lounges, etc. In 1962 and 1963 both ships were extensively renovated and were fully ait-conditioned and more cabins received private facilities. In addition a new Tourist Class Lounge was built on the starboard side of Promenade Deck the Verandah Lounge, the smaller equivalent of the First Class Wintergarden. It certainly made these delightful ships even better that they already were!

I will commence with the cover and the images, then the actual Deck plan at the bottom.

Cover of this 1960 RIL Cabin Plan


Top two images are of the First Class Wintergarden port and starboard – And a Twin bedded cabin with PF


First Class main Lounge


The First Class Bar on Tjiluwah


Cabin Plan


If you have enjoyed this article on these two remarkable small and elegant ships, and if you have sailed on them feel and may have something of interest to add, be it a story, photographs, I would love to hear from you. Please email me.

MS Tjiwangi and Tjiluwah will always be remembered as the “Elegant White Yachts”

Page One: Tjiluwah – Tjiwangi History Page.

. Tjiluwah – Tjiwangi - RIL - Deck Plan.

Page Two: Kota Singapura, ex Tjiluwah – Kota Bali, ex Tjiwangi.

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