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Search: Posts Made By: CliveH
Forum: Ship Research 17th June 2019, 17:06
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By CliveH
One of the best trips of my life - so far - on...

One of the best trips of my life - so far - on board this vessel.
Forum: Passenger Liners 23rd May 2019, 12:42
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By CliveH
Saga Ruby went for scrap a couple of years ago,...

Saga Ruby went for scrap a couple of years ago, maybe longer. Melody has been in a bad state for a very long time. I don't believe that she ever made a single voyage as Qing for her Indian owners. It...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd March 2019, 17:15
Replies: 57
Views: 5,079
Posted By CliveH
Not so much a ship, more a floating island.

Not so much a ship, more a floating island.
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 17th March 2019, 18:21
Replies: 28
Views: 6,755
Posted By CliveH
Stephen What was perfect about the grey of...

Stephen

What was perfect about the grey of the hulls of both Sagafjord and Vistafjord was that it was a green/yellow shade. When the ships were taken on by Cunard this was changed to a more...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 17th March 2019, 18:08
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By CliveH
Stunning photo of her Stephen.

Stunning photo of her Stephen.
Forum: Passenger Liners 17th March 2019, 14:06
Replies: 85
Views: 24,640
Posted By CliveH
The photograph of her burning tells almost all...

The photograph of her burning tells almost all that you need to know. She was the Former Furness Bermuda ship Ocean Monarch. Once Furness Bermuda ceased operations she was sold to Bulgarian interests...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th March 2019, 23:52
Replies: 36
Views: 3,594
Posted By CliveH
Missing the point? Oh please!!! How many times...

Missing the point? Oh please!!! How many times have I heard that argument? OK the modern day cruise ship is designed to be enjoyed from the inside regardless of the exterior appearance.
So, are you...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd March 2019, 22:46
Replies: 36
Views: 3,594
Posted By CliveH
Yes, it is pretty ugly isn't it? I suppose beauty...

Yes, it is pretty ugly isn't it? I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, particularly if the beholder is the accountant....
Forum: Say Hello 24th November 2018, 20:33
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By CliveH
I find this most confusing. I wrote the book 'The...

I find this most confusing. I wrote the book 'The Last White Empresses', which was published by Carmania Press in 2004. As part of my research for the book I spent a lot of hours in Guildhall Library...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd October 2018, 23:03
Replies: 52
Views: 9,622
Posted By CliveH
I'll believe it when I see it.....

I'll believe it when I see it.....
Forum: Ship Research 12th August 2018, 18:34
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By CliveH
Not wanting to split hairs but, a cargo ship with...

Not wanting to split hairs but, a cargo ship with a decade or so of service ahead of her would have been unlikely to have been old and seaworn. Look at such ships as that on this and other sites and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th June 2018, 12:37
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By CliveH
A very nice, quiet and gentle lady. I met here a...

A very nice, quiet and gentle lady. I met here a few times in the 1970s/80s when I worked with her husband on one of the committees that he chaired.
Forum: Say Hello 18th May 2018, 11:42
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By CliveH
I've seen it (twice) at the V&A in London. It's...

I've seen it (twice) at the V&A in London. It's brilliant and well worth seeing.
Forum: Holland America Line 6th May 2018, 10:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,661
Posted By CliveH
Well she's a very long way off being a beautiful,...

Well she's a very long way off being a beautiful, or even a handsome, ship but this is certainly a very nice piece of film of her.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th March 2018, 12:14
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By CliveH
This might be a starting point for you: ...

This might be a starting point for you:
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/200869/title/mv-helga-smith-2c-swedish-chicago-line/cat/510
Forum: Passenger Liners 27th September 2017, 10:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By CliveH
It was reported many months ago that she had been...

It was reported many months ago that she had been acquired (indeed the Swan Hellenic brand as well) by Gap Expedition Cruises - they also have the cruise ship Expedition. At the time it was stated...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th January 2017, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By CliveH
I must be a pretty up-market passenger, having...

I must be a pretty up-market passenger, having sailed with Swan Hellenic four times, twice on Minerva II and twice on the current Minerva. Great cruises each time, good food, good service and...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 3rd January 2017, 09:58
Replies: 88
Views: 10,802
Posted By CliveH
White Star Line never claimed that Titanic was...

White Star Line never claimed that Titanic was unsinkable. That was written by a journalist at the time, marvelling at this wonderful ship, he stated that it was "practically unsinkable....."

Clive
Forum: Costa line 2nd January 2017, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 6,189
Posted By CliveH
Delightful in either guise. Wish that I could be...

Delightful in either guise. Wish that I could be aboard her right now.....

Clive
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd December 2016, 12:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By CliveH
Most fortunate that a wife was not on my 'must...

Most fortunate that a wife was not on my 'must have' list, there are over 550 books in this room alone and approximately 300 or so elsewhere in the house.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd November 2016, 18:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By CliveH
A dearth of pictures of the liner ANDES.......???...

A dearth of pictures of the liner ANDES.......??? You are kidding? For a start there are images of her here on this site and a Google search for her under images produces many pictures of her both...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 19th November 2016, 15:26
Replies: 46
Views: 14,566
Posted By CliveH
roddy and janmike, I have to agree with you that...

roddy and janmike, I have to agree with you that the Marco Polo is indeed very well maintained and reports that I have read stating otherwise leave me bewildered. Yes, indeed you do get what you pay...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 15th November 2016, 10:34
Replies: 46
Views: 14,566
Posted By CliveH
A couple of weeks now since my return from the...

A couple of weeks now since my return from the cruise aboard Marco Polo. She's a nice ship in many respects and very well maintained. Any stories stating otherwise are way off the mark. However, he...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 15th October 2016, 14:49
Replies: 46
Views: 14,566
Posted By CliveH
I'm packing right now for a cruise to the...

I'm packing right now for a cruise to the Canaries on her on Monday, sailing from Avonmouth. I've seen the ship several times way back, as Alexsander Pushkin but never as Marco Polo. Having read so...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th September 2016, 10:25
Replies: 36
Views: 3,001
Posted By CliveH
I take it then that the statement made at the...

I take it then that the statement made at the very start of this thread, that the Royal Yacht Britannia was a valuable national asset, is not agreed with after all.
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