Voyage Reports and Ship Visits

I have taken 11 cruises; Some short, some long; my last being in 1997. I wrote voyage reports on them shortly after each voyage for our local shipping newsletter, and the reports below are pretty much the way they were back when I wrote them. Unfortunately I was really just starting out with WordPress at the time of adding these from the old website, so some may look odd, but that was just me learning as I went along. I am slightly better at it now. I have since added in a trip I did on the preserved steamship Shieldhall out of Southampton to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. 

Sadly Rudi Van Dijk crossed the bar in December 2018. Rudi and I did 5 cruises together and visited a number of ships. Unfortunately his collection of slides and images were lost when he died.

Voyage Reports

Achille Lauro (1986/87). Durban-Mauritius-Durban

Betsy Ross (1988). Durban- Out to the blue

Oceanos (1989). Seychelles – Durban

MCV Berg (1990). Durban – Walvis Bay – Durban

Aegean Dolphin (1992). Durban – Bazaruto – Durban

Canberra (1992) . Durban – Cape Town

RMS St Helena. (1993). Cape Town – Tristan Da Cunha – Cape Town

Symphony (1995). Durban- Out to the blue

Rhapsody (1996). Durban – Bazaruto – Durban

Oriana (1997). Durban – Cape Town

Symphony (1997). Cape Town – Durban

Shieldhall (2014) Southampton – Ryde

Ship Visits.

Marco Polo

Sagafjord

Royal Zulu

Estrella Do Mar

Vistafjord

Island Princess

Royal Viking Queen

Royal Viking Sun

Rotterdam

Kazakhstan II

   

These images link to pages that I created for the now defunct Ship Visit Book. Some ship visit pages are quite short because I do not have the images to support them, and I have also omitted cargo ships from this collection. 

DRW © 2007-2021. Edited 26/02/2014, Images replaced and edited 10/01/2017, added Shieldhall cruise into the mix 02/08/2017, moved to Musings 16/02/2021