Category Archives: Cruiseships

OTD: The Sinking of the Oceanos

On this day (04/08/1991), the cruise ship Oceanos sank off the South African Coast with the loss of no lives. A massive rescue effort by merchant ships and the South African Air Force supported by the onboard entertainment staff ensured … Continue reading

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Past Pics

Once upon a time (and I am talking last century here), cameras could not produce colour images, or should I say that photography was a monochrome activity. Like so many others of my generation I have a whole stack of … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Mauritius

This past week I was going through my vast horde of ship images to find some material to post on facebook, and came across an old favourite of mine that dates back to when I went to Mauritius on board … Continue reading

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Farewell Oriana

*Update: 16/08/2019.* Today Oriana sailed from Southampton under her new name “Piano Land”. Stripped of her new P&O corporate branding she headed off to an uncertain future in China. It is possible she will be very successful in her new … Continue reading

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Loving Liverpool (6) Ferry Across the Mersey

Continuing where we left off… Naturally visiting any sort of harbour presents possible opportunities to get on a boat or a ship, or at least to see one (or two). Liverpool did not disappoint because there is a ferry that … Continue reading

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