With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian


Ocean Explorer I


SS Emerald Seas Photo Album


Above we see the Ocean Explorer as the Eastern Steamship Lines SS Emerald Seas

All images (except those marked) are from a 1977 brochure. Emerald Seas operated cruises from Miami to the Bahamas for twenty years. The Brochure is from the author’s private collection.

Obviously she has undergone a number of refits since the images seen below for today, she is a modern perfectly kept ship, one we would like to see cruising for some time yet! However, being a steam ship may make this more difficult.


 Showtime in the Mayfair Ballroom


 Mayfair Ballroom


Mayfair Lounge Bar 


 Aquarius Club Bar


 Dining Room


Her magnificent aft decks with the Terrace forward of the Pool


 The Terrace


Outside Twin


 Outside Twin


 Inside Single/Two Berth


The Brochure

(From the author’s private collection)


 Emerald Seas Glass

From the author’s private collection

We have been unable to locate any interior photographs of the Emerald Seas in her later years. If you are able to help me, it would be much appreciated!

Additional Photographs

I received an email from a Carole Revetti; “I came across your website and noticed you were looking for pictures of the Emerald Seas. Our high school used to go on this ship for our senior cruises.” (Edited).

Below are several photographs of the Emerald seas from those days. Thank you Carole!

 Emerald Seas at anchor

Provided by Carole Revetti


A fine bow shot

Provided by Carole Revetti



Above and Below: an excellent study of her radar mast, funnels and lifeboats. All look in superb condition!

Provided by Carole Revetti 



1980 Postcard of the SS Emerald Seas


 This fine postcard was provided by Mr. Harold Garwood of Jeffersonville, IN. USA who with his family cruised on her in 1980


The back of the postcard provided by Mr. Harold Garwood - USA


Author’s private collection


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