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Returning home on Symphony

Returning home on the Symphony 25-03-97 to 28-03-97.  Cape Town-Durban  My second voyage on the Symphony happened the day after I had sailed to Cape Town on the Oriana. I had been fortunate enough to be able to book Symphony … Continue reading

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A voyage on the Oriana

 A VOYAGE ON THE ORIANA.  22-03-97 to 24-03-97. Durban-Cape Town The announcement that Canberra would be replaced by a new ship was greeted with much dismay by everybody. The concept vessel shown to the media was criticised as being too … Continue reading

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To sea on the Rhapsody

A cruise on the Rhapsody 26-03-96 to 30-03-96. Durban-Bazaruto Faced with the seemingly plethora of cruise ships visiting our shores, Rudi and I were faced with two possible affordable vessels. Namely Russ or Rhapsody. Of course there has to be … Continue reading

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Symphony Maiden Arrival

The Maiden Arrival of the Symphony. 12-03-95 to 14-03-95. Durban-Durban  The loss of the Achille Lauro in 1994, left a sizable gap in the cruising market in South Africa. Fortunately, local agent Starlight Cruises and StarLauro were quick to fill … Continue reading

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A voyage to Tristan Da Cunha

A Voyage to Tristan Da Cunha. 23-01-93 – 05-02-93. Cape Town to Tristan Da Cunha. To skip the updates and just read about my voyage on the RMS please use the down arrow. **Update 22/09/2020 The St Helena has now … Continue reading

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A voyage on the Canberra

19-03-92 to 21-03-92 Durban-Cape Town The Canberra has always held a fascination for me, almost an obsession, and this magnificent white ship would always be in the back of my mind. I missed seeing her in 1986 when she called … Continue reading

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To sea on the Dolphin

A Voyage on the Aegean Dolphin. 20-01-92 to 24-01-92. Durban-Bazaruto-Durban  Our trip on the Aegean Dolphin started originally when I decided to sail on the Odysseus in the middle of the year. Unfortunately the ship was withdrawn by Epirotiki Lines … Continue reading

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Around the coast on the Berg

Durban-Walvis Bay-Durban 08-11-90 to 22-11-90. Cruise time had arrived again, but this time I could not afford the local cruise liner prices, so I decided that it was time to go to sea on a “real ship”. There were not … Continue reading

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Oceanos from the Seychelles

Seychelles to Durban.  01/12/1989 – 08/12/1989 Following the Betsy Ross debacle I did not expect that we would be seeing any more ships doing cruises from South Africa again, but I was very wrong as it was announced in 1989 that … Continue reading

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