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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