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Although I have had this plan for a long time, but it has taken me this long to get around to scan this October 1971 release MS Victoria’s brochure of her 1972 Spring Cruises of the Mediterranean and Europe. See the brochure cover below.

However, the plan shown on this page shows her after her 1970 refit when a number of changes were made including up on Sports Deck, where aft of the Ping Pong Room and the Gym as well as the toilets, eight new outside staterooms were added. However, I have added a partial plan of the original Sports Deck, where the original spacious Sun Deck can be seen being at its original size, during her first ten years of operation. I do have her brochure produced after her refit, for 1970-71, but the Deck Plan was not suitable for scanning, however, its cover is shown at the bottom!

Here we see Boat Deck and the raised Sun Deck on MS Victoria from 1960 until her 1970 refit when the eight Staterooms were added

 

 

Here is the 1970-71 West Indies brochure offering 27 cruises, including one Trans-Atlantic Cruise back to Europe

 

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The Ship with 68 Years at Sea – INDEX

Union Castle Line:         One of the great Shipping Lines of the past!

Page One                     RMS Dunnottar 1936 to 1958, also her identical sister the Dunvegan Castle.

Incres Lines:                  One of the finest luxury cruise companies in history!

Page Two                   MS Victoria 1958 to 1975.

Page Three                  Brochure Page 1.

Page Four                    Brochure Page 2.

Page Five                     Brochure Page 3.

Page Six                      Brochure Page 4.

Page Seven                 Deck Plan and Menus.

Chandris Cruises:           An excellent budget cruise line.

Page Eight                  MV The Victoria 1975 to 1993.

Page Nine                   Deck Plan and Menus.

Louis Cruise Line:          Maltese Company a good basic cruise operation.

Page Ten                    MV Princesa Victoria 1993 to 2004.

Page Eleven                Photographs by Stephen William Storey.

Page Twelve              Deck plan.

Page Thirteen             MV Victoria I - 2004 - Sad scenes of her beached and being scrapped.

 

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