Cogedar Line MS Aurelia previously the MS Huascaran & Beaverbrae later Chandris Cruises MS Romanza & New Ambassador Cruises Romantica 

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Cogedar Line

MS Aurelia - Photo Page

Previous names: Huascaran, BeaverbraeLater named: Romanza, Romantica

 

MS Aurelia is seen during her later days as a Cogedar liner

 

Photographs on these pages are from the author’s private collection, unless otherwise stated!

The interior and deck images on this page, except for the one above and at the very bottom of the ship itself, were provided by Mr. Stan Evans from Newcastle Australia, who scanned them from a brochure. I am most grateful to him for providing these to me, for it provides a far better insight to this remarkable ship. Stan Evans is a staunch supporter of ssMaritime and has contributed to many of its pages and provided countless images and photographs that he has personally taken. Thank you once again Stan!

However at the bottom of the page there are a number of black & White photographs taken by the Author when I sailed on her in 1965.

Far forward on Promenade Deck is the Main Hall

 

This is the main ballroom and entertainment venue, the Riviera Lounge

 

The intimate yet colourful Smoking Room

 

The reading and writing room

 

The ever popular Portofino Bar, a place this author spent quite some time with then

friend Miss Diana Lee who was a well know New Zealand & Australia pop star!

 

 

The Cinema

 

Main Dining Room

 

Lido Pool with slippery slide, located aft

 

Sports Deck, with the entrance to the Lido pool slippery slide

 

Forward, but below the bridge was the Solarium deck and children’s pool

 

An inside two bedded cabin

 

An outside two berth cabin with a sofa, suitable as a child’s berth

 

A typical of the original four berth cabins, although there were many of newer cabins

which were all white and rather bland to say the least!

 

Topside and the ships funnel

 

MS Aurelia seen arriving in port from another voyage

Photographer unknown - *Please see photo notes at bottom of page

 

Photographs Taken by the Author during a Voyage in 1965

 

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MS Aurelia’s gangplank - I travelled in a humble inside 4BC, berth A, the lower berth on the left

 

A corner of the Dining Room, I sat on the chair closest to the camera on the table next to the old steamer picture

 

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Two views taken from the aft portside wing looking forward providing a great view of the ship as she gently pitched and rolled

 

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Left: Here we see the portside Promenade Deck looking forward on a day with some very rough seas

Right: Overlooking the partially covered Solarium Deck that also has a Children’s pool

 

The ships Radar Mast and Funnel, her flags clearly show that we are arriving in Australia

Sydney in fact, although I am continuing to Melbourne

 

 

MS Aurelia & Cogedar Line INDEX:

 

Page One:      MS Aurelia – history page - This page.

 

Page Two:      The Bulthuis Family Story.

 

Page Three:    MS Aurelia - Photo Page.

 

Page Four:      Jacoba Ris-Török Story.

 

Also read:     Other Cogedar Line ships

 

                     MS Flaminia - The Old Cogedar Liner.

 

                     RMS Media / SS Flavia - The last of the Cogedar Ships.

 

“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watch
ed them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”

 

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