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With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian, Cruise’n’Ship reviewer, Author and Lecturer

With over 53 Years in the Passenger Shipping Industry!


Funchal, one of the great little ships!


ABOVE … SS Funchal is seen as built as a liner.


BELOW … And MV Funchal today as a cruise ship!


Classic International Cruises MV Funchal seen departing Lisbon for another cruise 2009


The beautiful, all new Portuscale Cruises MV Funchal is seen during her sea trail on August 15, 2013

As you can see, the new company has restored her original livery!


Now you have seen these excellent photographs - Go and …

Read her fascinating history covering over 50 glorious years!


Enter the Funchal History Page


Also visit …

“Classic Ocean Voyages”

Featuring this Superb Classic cruise ship and others!




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Who is the Author of ssMaritime?

Commenced in the passenger Shipping Industry in May 1960 &

Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story


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Save The Classic Liners Campaign & Classic Ocean Voyages pages


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