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Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author & Maritime Lecturer


Please Note: the sites of ssMaritime and Cruise-Australia are a non-commercial and privately owned cruise site and it is NOT associated with any cruise company, shipping or travel organisation! Although the author has been in the passenger shipping industry since 1960 and is currently semi-retired, but continues to write cruise and ship reviews and articles in order to better to inform cruise and ship enthusiasts and provide information for those intending a cruise vacation anywhere n the world in the near future!

In 2013 & 2014 Go and Cruise in the Delightful Classic Style and the …

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MV Funchal

MV Funchal seen in 2013

Portuscale Cruises MV Funchal


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Please Note: All photographs of the Funchal as she is today were provided by Portuscale Cruises Lisbon Portugal, whilst the historic black and white and one colour photo of her in the white hull are from the author’s collection.

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Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are by the author or from the author’s private collection. In addition there are some images that have been provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors. However, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the photographer/owner concerned. I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me in order that due credit may be given.

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