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Spring2013 Issue 70:-
SEA LINES COVER - Issue70



Winter 2013 Issue 69:-
SEA LINES COVER - Issue 69




 

The Ocean Liner Society is a non-profit organisation whose members celebrate the passenger ship in its many forms. Whether your interest is the liners of yesteryear, the cruise ships of today or ferries, the society has something for all.

Members include employees of major shipping companies, authors and ship buffs, inveterate travellers and armchair sailors.

Members receive the superb quarterly magazine Sea Lines - 48 colour pages of detailed articles by noted maritime authors on ocean liners and cruises ships, plus all the latest passenger ship news. Selected articles from Sea Lines back issues

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Ship Visit to Voyager
Voyages of Discovery
Portsmouth - 14th April 2013


added 21st May 2014 - click on heading or images to link







Cruise Offer on MS Funchal

The Ocean Liner Society has been approached by Portuscale Cruises, with a new Promotional Offer for our members. The previous special offer received a very low take up, due to the short notice for either cruise. Portuscale Cruises, therefore, now present an offer, which they hope gives members a better opportunity to experience their product aboard Funchal. A small group of members were able to visit Funchal last weekend and were very impressed by the quality of the refurbishments and the friendly and welcoming nature of the crew.


The promotional Offer:

"Gardens, History, Wine & Oysters" - 9 days/8 nights - 23rd to 31st August 2014
Falmouth - Bilbao - Bordeaux - La Rochelle - Honfleur - St Marys (Isles of Scilly) - Falmouth

Offer for CAT3 and above - up to and including Suites
No single surcharge .
2 sharing a cabin, 2nd passenger pays just £100



The Portuscale Cruises Brochure 2014 is available on this link and this cruise is on Page 11. The fares for each category are on Page 14 (Cruise no.5), and Deck Plans on Page 15.

It must be emphasized that your Committee does not, and will not, endorse or recommend cruises from any particular cruise line. It will be entirely your decision whether, or not, to book this cruise - which must be done directly with Portuscale Cruises, via the link provided below. You will have to inform them that you are an OLS member to secure the fares stated.

Booking procedure:
To raise a booking enquiry use the link below, which enables you to email your requirements direct to Portuscale Cruises in Portugal.

booking@portuscalecruises.pt

When you receive a response and you are ready to proceed with a booking you will need to give your full passport details.

Your payment must be made by bank transfer to the following:

PEARL CRUISES - TRANSPORTES MARÍTIMOS LDA.
NIB: 0036 0216 99100101437 65
IBAN: PT50 0036 0216 99100101437 65
BIC/SWIFT: MPIOPTPL

If you are not familiar with making International Bank Transfers, the process is quite simple and made via your own bank. There may be a fee (but this depends on your bank.)

Once full payment for the cruise is confirmed Portuscale Cruises will email your E-Ticket and other relevant information shortly before the cruise date.

To ensure that Committee can monitor the reaction to this offer please inform Peter Godliman when you have made a booking.

If you have any other queries about this offer please email:- shipvisits@ocean-liner-society.com







Southampton OLS Ship Show
Novotel - Saturday 22nd February 2014

added 25th Nov 2013


The OLS held a Ship Show at the Southampton Novotel at 1 West Quay Road, S015 1RA
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2014 Ship Show



Talks details for the Southampton Ship Show:-

12.00hrs - 175 years of the Port of Southampton: some obscure facts and personal reminiscences
Ron Hancock, Port of Southampton Ambassador

14.00hrs – Genesis of a Queen 10 years on: would I have done anything differently?
Stephen Payne OBE, Naval Architect of Queen Mary 2





Southampton OLS Ship Show - 22nd Febreuaru 2014








Ship Visit to Celebrity Infinity
Portsmouth - 21st July 2013


added 18th February 2014 - click on heading or images to link









Ship Visit to Deutschland
Peter Deilmann Reederei
Portsmouth - 21st July 2013


added 22nd Nov 2013 - click on heading or images to link

Issue 72 of Sea Lines is now available. It includes detailed articles on  Hamburg, Royal Princess, liner Johann van Oldenbarnevelt/Lakonia (Part Two) and the Cotunav ferry Tanit. All issues also contain 'From the Bridge' (editorial), 'Through the Porthole' (passenger ship news) and book reviews.

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Ryndam
Visit Report at Dover

added Aug 2013 - click on heading or images to link

Issue 71 of Sea Lines includes detailed articles on  Norwegian Breakaway, liner Johann van Oldenbarnevelt (Part One) and the last operating turbine passenger ship Fairsky/Sky Princess/Pacific Sky/ Atlantic Sky. All issues also contain 'From the Bridge' (editorial), 'Through the Porthole' (passenger ship news) and book reviews.

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Monthly Talks

Monthly Talks now listed until the end of 2013
Details at: 2013 Talks

updated 8th August 2013






OLS 2014 Group Cruise
Oasis of the Seas - Barcelona-Rotterdam
23rd-30th September 2014


updated April 2013


OASIS OF THE SEAS


The Ocean Liner Society has always tried in our group cruises to arrange something out of the ordinary on an unusual ship. Planning for the 2014 trip was well under way when we saw an opportunity we thought members would not want to miss. For the first time ever the Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, will be coming to Europe. We have therefore decided to take advantage of this and use her for our 2014 group cruise.

Oasis of the Seas, at 220,000gt has over 20 dining venues, entertainment including Broadway shows, Ice rinks and an Aquatheater. Our party will have an assigned dinner table each night but we will all be able to take advantage of the different facilities either individually or in groups. Departing Barcelona on 23 September 2014, Oasis of the Seas will make a single 7 night cruise from Barcelona to Rotterdam with port calls in Malaga and Vigo. We will be using a different agent for this cruise:

Michael & Jacqueline Sharpe - Cruise Experts - Cruise Holidays UK
Tel: 01737 245168      Freephone: 0808 180 0970.
Website: http://www.msharpe.cruiseholidaysuk.co.uk/







Sea Lines Past Articles

Selected past Sea Lines articles are being added to the Sea Lines Articles Page
Back issues of Sea Lines 10-66 are still available.
Contents of all issues and ordering details on the Sea Lines Page


A new article added is:- L'Atlantique (Jacques Letard) - Sea Lines 11
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Sea Lines 70 - Spring 2013

added Apr 2013

Issue 70 of Sea Lines includes detailed articles on  Stefan Batory, American Queen and the ferry Viking Grace. There is also a first article by Ted Scull on 'Night Boats to the Continent', of which a further instalment is promised. All issues also contain 'From the Bridge' (editorial), 'Through the Porthole' (passenger ship news) and book reviews.

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Sea Lines Past Articles

Selected past Sea Lines articles are being added to the Sea Lines Articles Page
Back issues of Sea Lines 10-66 are still available.
Contents of all issues and ordering details on the Sea Lines Page



A new article added is:- Ode to Oronsay (Peter Knego)- Sea Lines 9
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The issue which contained this article is not available as a back issue






Sea Lines 69 - Winter 2013

added Feb 2013

Issue 69 of Sea Lines includes detailed articles on Saga Sapphire, Carnival Breeze, Marco Polo and the ferry Piana of La Méridionale which runs to Corsica from Marseille. All issues also contain 'From the Bridge' (editorial), 'Through the Porthole' (passenger ship news) and book reviews.

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Members visited the Crystal Symphony again in 2012 at Dover, Rosyth and Dublin. Since Crystal refurbish their ships every two years, some rooms look quite different already, particularly the Palm Court. Additional 2012 Images


This photo competition is open only to OLS members and companions who travelled on the 2012 group cruise on Horizon. Eligible members have been emailed with entry details. The competition will be judged on 17th August. Images are anonymous until judging is completed - full credits will then be added.

OLS facebook page Images have also been added to the OLS facebook page where you are invited to 'like' any images you approve of (this does not affect judging)



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The 2012 London International Ship Show took place on Saturday 27th October 2011 at the Royal National Hotel. The Talks Programme featured P&O, celebrating its 175th anniversary. This was the last Ship Show in its present form.

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2012 Ocean Liner Society Ship Show




Our theme for this last Ship Show in its present form was P&O, celebrating its 175th anniversary. Our first speaker, Ian Gibb, provided a personal link with the cruise era of the line. A popular Master and Commodore and a highly distinguished merchant mariner he will be known to a generation of cruise passengers. We then had Carol Marlow, P&O Cruises Managing Director, doing a presentation on the P&O Grand Event. Finally, we were delighted to have a fascinating talk on the current Arcadia's cruise all the way to Alaska.


12.00 From Cadet to Commodore – Ian Gibb

Retired Commodore Ian Gibb can reflect with great wit and tremendous authority on a distinguished career at sea. From his early cadet postings he sailed on almost the whole suite of P&O liners and cruise ships of the post-war rebuilt fleet, taking command of Canberra for some 17 years before closing his career with P&O as Master of the new Oriana and Commodore. Ian has promised to focus on his years with Canberra in this talk.


13.30 The P&O Grand Event - Carol Marlow

Carol Marlow (P&O Cruises Managing Director) talking about the 7-Ships Grand Event.






14.30 Alaska from Southampton! - Hugh Carruthers

The P&O Cruises Arcadia Grand Alaskan Voyage. Arcadia's voyage, the only Alaskan cruise departing from the UK, and following in the wake of her namesake, forty years on. Enjoy the contrast of a shiplovers dream itinerary in conjunction with the tropics of Panama & Mexico before indulging in the pure wilderness of Alaskan waters.






Sea Lines Past Articles

Selected past Sea Lines articles will be added to the Sea Lines Page
Back issues of Sea Lines 10-66 are still available.
Contents of all issues and ordering details on the Sea Lines Page


The first article available is:- Interiors of the Empress of Britain - Sea Lines 12 - 1998
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Second Afternoon Cruise on the Steam Yacht ALASKA
Marlow - Saturday 29th September 2012


added Oct 2012

Following the success of the 2011 Ocean Liner Society trip on the magnificent steam launch Alaska, we again chartered her for a 4 hour afternoon cruise, this time from Marlow. Alaska sailed from Marlow on 29th September 2012. The weather was again very kind and another excellent cruise was enjoyed by all.


Alaska in 2005 - Photo: ©2005 Ian BoyleAlaska in 2006 - Photo: ©2006 Ian Boyle
Photos: ©2005 Ian Boyle







OLS Charter for the P&O 7-Ships Grand Event
July 3rd 2012


added Jul 2012

The Ocean Liner Society charter of the Princess Caroline for the P&O Grand Event on the 3rd July 2012 was very successful, despite the poor weather. All those who booked received the special souvenir ticket as shown below. Images from the cruise will be added soon, but a selection can be seen now on the OLS facebook page OLS facebook page

Link to a page of images from this charter



P&O Grand Event TicketP&O Grand Event Ticket
P&O Grand Event souvenir ticket (8x5in - 215x135mm)
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Photos: ©2011 Ian Boyle except Princess Caroline ©2011 Andrew Cook















 



2013 Ship Visits
Revisited ships will not be shown unless significantly revised since previous visit

Celebrity Infinity

Deutschland (Deilmann)

Discovery (CMV)

Ryndam (HAL)


Voyager (Voyages of Discovery)









 
     
     

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