Took this picture from Machaon while tied up offshore for bunkers. As supernumary returning home after 12 months away, I took the agents offer for a ride ashore with one of the off-watch engineers. We took a very quick look round and speedily returned to the haven of the ship.
Birkenhead to Singapore return for £379 in 1966.
That's equivalent to paying about £4900 today.
Enough for a couple of decent cruises to the Far East I would say - but would they be as interesting as a trip on the MACHAON or the DENBIGHSHIRE?