Royal Rotterdam Lloyd MS Willem Ruys 1948 Brochure ~ All Classes

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Part Three ~ Brochures

I am delighted to present one of the most delightful brochures produced by Royal Rotterdam Lloyd (RRL) in 1948, which reveals much of the Willem Ruys’ interiors and decks, of her then three classes! This brochure is part of my personal collection and is just one of over a thousand brochures in my collection.

Then directly below it you will see the unique production from 1960, being a unique and a delightful “concertina” style brochure produced by RRL, which contains countless photographs of actual passengers enjoying their voyage between Rotterdam, Southampton and Australia, New Zealand and return to the Southampton and Rotterdam as well the ships many facilities. It also has detailed maps of the Suez and the Panama canals and photographs of the many ports of call, etc.

I trust that you will enjoy viewing this very special page!

Reuben Goossens.


Above: The 1948 brochure front cover,

Below: I will continue with the inside front cover right through to the back cover!





























Above & below: here we see the famed 1960’s “concertina” brochure, the front & back covers and an interior view




MS Willem Ruys / MS Achille Lauro - INDEX:

MS Willem Ruys:   Part One.

Photo Page One:      First Class.

Photo Page Two:      Tourist Class.

Page Three:             Brochures.

Achille Lauro:        Part Two.

Page Two:               Deck Plans.

Page Three:             Brochures.


Also Read:             MS Oranje / Angelina Lauro - Netherland Line.

.                           MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt - Netherland Line.

.                           MS Sibajak - Royal Rotterdam Lloyd.


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