i did one of the 1st school cruises (1964) around the greek islands--fantasticAndy, Seeing the Devonia on the site brought back great memories of a school I went on it was cruise 67 in 1967 sailed lfrom Swansea to Gib then Alicante cruise in Med then Lisbon and back to Swansea the price then was £42 those were the days regards Chris Rogers
My father often told me of the time he returned from the Middle East to Blighty on the Devonia. I believe it was his favourite shipSailed on her when she was the troopship Devonshire. Sailed on the last voyage she did as a troopship before being sold to B.I. Quite a few of the Bibby Line crews were sorry to see her go, myself included.
thinking back it would have been a bit earlier.i was at royal hospital school holbrook so i would have been about 11 or 12 at time making it 1966 or 1967,oddly the one thing i remember was us having a funfair night on board and the fortuner teller was part of a group from a teachers training college which i think was in dartford kentdid educational cruise in around 69/70.led to me joining merchant nvy in 71