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and her sister the M.S. Tahitien (1953 to 1972)
was sold to become the Greek/Cypriot Cruise Ship -
magnificent liner designed by the great naval/maritime architect
The S.S. America 1940to 1964
Note: she was sold to Chandris Lines to become the
January 25, 2019: Welcome to ssMaritime.com.
During 2018 I have managed to add the odd new additional
Classic Liners and other ships to ssMaritime, as well as managing
to update some of my
It is hard to believe, but I have on now
written well over 1,250 Classic Passenger Liners, Passenger-Cargo
Liners, including a good number of humble Migrant ships, many
author is seen whilst on an extended
I must say a very special thank you, to all ship lovers from around the world, for I have been astounded that there have been so many of you reading this site, in fact friends ssMaritime.com has reached as of this date 531.2 million readers, and that, dear friends simply blows my mind! And please remember, that this and all my maritime/cruise sites have always remained 100% non-commercial, for my purpose has been to provide wonderful and hopefully joyful memories to past passengers from around the world, and those who really love passenger lines and older cruise ships! Be assured, it has been a great joy for me to present these many classic ships, which I have been able to write about for so many years, therefore, go and just enjoy the memories!
ssMaritimes Main Index is located just Below & also at the Bottom of the Page, be assured that you will discover a Ship lovers delight with so many great ships, both Liners, Migrant Ships as well as Passenger-Cargo Liners and all of these will have you reading and returning for a long time to come!
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Tahitien is seen arriving in
The first of the two sisters, the 12,712 GRT
passenger-cargo liners -the MS Calédonien was constructed by
Upon completion they were placed on Marseilles
to Sydney service, sailing across the Atlantic, transiting the
Panama Canal, visiting Tahiti, Port Vila, Nouméa, and finally
Late in 1972, when the Jet age had taken over most passenger services, they were finally laid up in Marseille and were soon sold. The Calédonien had a very short life with her new owners as a car ferry and was sold to ship breakers and was broken up.
Thankfully the Tahitien was sold and operated
by Mediterranean Sun Lines (MSL), and having been
renamed Atalante and she was refitted in Greece,
which saw her cargo holds filled with cabin accommodation as well
as a car deck added. Her public venues remained much the same
with just a few refreshments, although a new swimming pool was
installed on her aft deck. She commenced low cost cruises in the
As we can see externally, apart from her aft mast and king posts removed
Atalante looked much the same as she did when she was the Tahitien
In 1992 MSL sold the Atalante to Paradise Cruises who completely rebuilt her and turned her into a most popular cruise ship, changing her internally and externally completely changing her superstructure. Upon completion she continued on the lower cost cruise style operation and she continued cruising with huge success for another good thirty two wonderful years.
The link below will lead you to a two page feature of the French Passenger cargo-liners, complete with countless images and deck pans, as well as two pages covering the MS Atalante with images and a deck plan! Enjoy!
The MS Atalante is seen in under the ownership of Paradise Cruises
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Later; Chandris Lines S.S. Australis
An S.S. America First Class baggage label
The stately S.S. America is seen arriving in port
Come and enjoy three updated pages on the magnificent S.S. America, with additions details of her history, as well as additional photographs, covering her exteriors and all her lounges and facilities, complete with her original 1940 released Deck Plan, which I have online on Page Three, and these are deck by deck, and S.S. America feature will offer a great deal for everyone who has a great love for beautifully designed classic liners, such as this beautiful ship, which was each of these decks can be enlarged to their full size, which open on a new page!
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I trust that the above brand new MS Calédonien & Tahitien feature, which has taken me over 14 months to complete, due to my health, as well as the associated updated feature the MS Atalante, will be greatly enjoyed by you. The Updated Atalante and the S.S. America both have new and/or larger and superior photographs, as well as having added new details regarding their histories, and with new page styles. ENJOY!
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