I have just found my ships log from what was to become a legendary cruise onboard S.S. Canberra. On 11th September 1993 we boarded Canberra in Southampton for a 16 night “Venetian Romance” cruise to Lisbon, Malta, Zakinthos, Loutraki, Trieste, and Palma. But Lisbon had to be missed after we hit a memorable storm in [...]
Archive for Cruising in the Past
Following on from the nostalgia of Traditional Cruising that has surrounded the brand new Azura, I thought it was time to look at some of my old film footage again. This one shows my Mum cruising back in 1958, on the old old Arcadia (second one of four) Mum recalls having a suite for 23 Guinea’s. [...]
Following on from the success of last weeks film footage of life as a child onboard a Mediterranean cruise on on Orcades in 1968, I bring to you part two…..
I know that my insight into P&O cruising during the 1960′s with P&O cruises is very popular with you. You might recall in my last post in the series, posted on 3rd December, I recalled some of my memories from the Orcades in 1968 and took you back to my time spent in the playroom [...]
Its no secret that I started cruising some 42 years ago as a child on my first P&O cruise. Here is me attending my very first Captains cockatil Party onboard Canberra Christmas cruise 1967 (yes Im the one with a glass in my hand!) Some 150+ cruises later I have collected many bits of memorabilia [...]
I have just found this old menu from an Arcadia cruise in 1975. This was the second in the line of four Arcadia ships and I sailed on her a few times as a child. I would have been 12 at the time, so maybe a little past the age for childrens tea. I used [...]