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Andy, 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
 

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Andy, 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
i did one of the 1st school cruises (1964) around the greek islands--fantastic
 

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Sailed 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.
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Sailed 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.
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John
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 ship
 

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Hi guys - I was given the chance of a cruise on Devonia organised by my school in the 60's - I recall she sailed from swansea, and we stopped at Bergen and Amsterdam ... the memory is fading ... but the kiel canal came in somewhere. Bergen absolutely blew me away - the old stave church ... I went back in 2007 :)
 

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Worked on her conversion from passenger/trooping to school cruise ship. (Jings - is that the time already?!)
 

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I was on M. S. Devonia's last educational cruise, Nov 1967. I was with Bishop Fox's Girls' School, Taunton. We flew to Genoa to join the ship then sailed south, round Stromboli twice, through the Straits of Messina, westwards to Palma, then Carthage followed by Valetta, Malta. Finally we sailed north up the Adriatic Sea calling in at Kotor and Dubrovnik. She finally flew the pennant as we ended up at Venice. Of course we school children stripped loads of things off her for souvenirs. I came home with a toilet chain that I still have somewhere. I still have my little Devonia badge and a badly damaged mug.
 

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did educational cruise in around 69/70.led to me joining merchant nvy in 71
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 kent
 
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