TSMV Oriental Queen

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TSMV Oriental Queen

ex MS Kanimbla, HMS/HMAS Kanimbla

 

Brochure - Photo Page

 

TSMV Oriental Queen seen here under charter to Dover Pacific Cruises Australia in 1963

 

Images on this page came from a brochure that is shown hereunder. These as well as a menu were all provided to me by the Peter who was the Purser of Oriental Queen during the 1963/64 cruise season. Thank you Peter I am most grateful for these images and the images yet to come.

 

 

 

Library and reading Room 

 

Corner of the Lounge

 

Dinning Room

 

Menu cover, Wednesday September 2, 1964

 

Farewell Dinner Menu for New Zealand passengers

 

A spacious twin bedded outside stateroom 

 

Sports Deck

 

Fully dressed with flags ready for departure for another cruise from Auckland

 

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

Page Four Lorraine’s voyage to the Commonwealth Games in 1964 on the Oriental Queen

 

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