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Spring2013 Issue 70:-
SEA LINES COVER - Issue70



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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

Membership applications are accepted all year round. You can pay online with PayPal or download the membership form to pay by cheque or credit card. If renewing your membership by PayPal please supply your membership number via the 'Add message', option on the PayPal checkout window.


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OLS ORIANA Visit Cancelled Wed 31 March

added Feb 2015

The OLS Ship Visit to ORIANA on 31st March 2015 has been cancelled due to an expected late arrival. It has been rearranged for Wed 24 June and all booked members will be contacted by our Ship Visits Organiser.







Sea Lines 77 - Winter 2014/15

added Feb 2015

The latest issue of Sea Lines, the quarterly magazine of the Ocean Liner Society is now available. It features articles on NORTHERN STAR, the Straits SS Co, OASIS OF THE SEAS & QUANTUM OF THE SEAS, plus the usual news round up and book reviews.

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Celebrate Cunard's 175th Anniversary with the Ocean Liner Society
Sunday 3rd May







2015 Ship Show and Society 2015 Cruise







OLS at Southampton Maritime Festival
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August


The Ocean Liner Society exhibited at the Southampton Maritime Festival. The Festival was open to the public from 10.30 to 18.00hrs on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August and you can find out what it was all about here:

http://www.southamptonmaritimefestival.com/

Last year’s event was hugely enjoyable and very well-supported with thousands of visitors attending each day.








2014 Thames Cruise on the Steam Yacht ALASKA
Bourne End - Saturday 13th September 2014


The OLS again chartered the magnificent 1883 steam launch Alaska in 2014, for a four hour afternoon cruise from Bourne End at 1pm on 13th September 2014. This followed trips in 2011 and 2012 from Henley and Marlow. Leaving from Bourne End allowed us to explore a different section of the Thames reaching Windsor and back during the charter.

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






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


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









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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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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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.









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















 


2014 Visit Reports
Revisited ships will not be shown unless significantly revised since previous visit


Albatros (Phoenix)

Artania (Phoenix)

Astor (CMV)





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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