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Highland Princess

Royal Mail Line operated the premier service to South America from London with their Highland boats until they were replaced by the A class ships. They were such a familiar sight that in the days of expensive film and processing most opportunities were let slip based on the premise that many thousan

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My very first trip on a "Highland" was with my parents in May 1946 at the age of eight. It was on the Highland Monarch and we had one of the only four cabins in what was later First Class. The rest of the ship only had dormitories and bunk beds as she had not yet been converted back from trooping after the war. I later travelled on all the "Highlands" at diferent times until they were replaced by the "A's". I have often wondered why there are so few photos of them and the "Alcantara" and "Andes" compared to so many other liners of the same vintage, and I believe your theory TommyRob about sums it up: "someone else will surely take a photo"...what a shame!!
 

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Hello Alfred Ford - Take heart. If you make a thorough search on SN you will find over 32 photos of the Highland class ships of Royal Mail (plus several of them shown in later guises) and at least 44 illustrations of Alcantara, including a full set of her 1st Class interiors. Seek and you will find! Derek
 

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Thanks Derek, have already had a good look at them from the moment I joined SN! What I meant was that there are far fewer than other well-known ships of the time. Basically those shown here are all I have been able to find searching the web since the year 2000!!! Always welcome to see another one, however...
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