TSMV Oriental Queen
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My 1964 Olympic Games Voyage
TSMV Oriental Queen seen at Sea
I was on the Oriental Queen 1964 Olympic
Games Cruise and was the youngest female passenger on
board, aged 19 from Naenae, being a suburb of
Lower Hutt near Wellington New
I was in a four berth cabin down on E Deck and it was so hot we spent most nights on the deck chairs with a sheet over us until morning when the crew came to hose down the decks and they would tap on the top of the chairs to wake us and we would move away.
Mr & Mrs Halberg
I remember we had problems with the air conditioning often breaking down, and as we had left our porthole open a wave came in and flooded most of our deck. The Purser said we could dry our clothes in a cabin on the top deck BUT we were not allowed to sleep there, thus back to the deck again! The passage ways were very narrow and so very hot. The showers and toilet built of very thick steel walls but always very clean.
Yes there are many good memories from the Oriental Queen.
Regards - Lorraine Cheyne (nee Reille)
MS Kanimbla / Oriental Queen - Index
Page One … The overall history of the Kanimbla and Oriental Queen
Page Two … Oriental Queen images and menu sent by a past Purser
Page Three Stan Evans cruises on the Oriental Queen - December 1965
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