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With Reuben Goossens
Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author & Lecturer
MS Stockholm IV
Later names: - Volkerfreundshaft, Volker
Currently the Classic International Cruises'
Photo Page with Three Deck Plans
All Images, except MV Athena, are from the author’s private collection, unless marked otherwise
The truly “Yacht
This page is divided into
three sections and will cover the ship in her three main incarnations, the
This page is divided into three sections and will cover the ship in her three main incarnations, the Stockholm,Volkerfreundshaft and finally after her rebuilding as a luxury cruise ship M/V Italia Prima and as from 2005 the “Classic International Cruises” the M/V Athena, which has become the flagship of their fleet of classic ships.
Above & below – the First Class Lounge
First Class Sun Verandah
First Class Dining Room
First Class Cabin
Indoor Swimming Pool
Tourist Class Smoking Room
Tourist Class Verandah
Tourist Class Writing and Reading Room
MS Volkerfreundschaft seen shortly after being purchased
Main Lounge and Bar
MS Volkerfreundschaft - Deck Plan
MS Volkerfreundschaft seen after a had a refit. Note the additional lifeboats
MV Italia Prima seen at Darling Harbour Sydney in 1997 whilst on a round the world cruise
Photograph taken by & © Reuben Goossens
Below are a few photographs of her delightful
lounges and facilities on CIC’s classic cruise
The Main Lobby
A superbly appointed aft stairwell
Sirenes Lounge and Bar
Outside twin bedded or three berth cabin
delightful Classic International Cruises'
Photographed by & © 2006 Derek Sands
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