Saturday, February 17, 2007

THE QE2 in Lisbon

It is hard to believe the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 has been calling in Lisbon for 38 years...
Here there are some photos of this majestic dual purpose Atlantic liner and cruise ship, sad to be the last of her kind when introduced in 1969...

Copyright photos by L. M. Correia

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Classic cruise ships

Several cruise ships photographed in 1975-76 in Lisbon by Luís Miguel Correia: the ITHACA ex-Amélia de Mello, ex- ZION, and the German REGINA MARIS built in 1966.
Copyright photos by L. M. Correia - 15 February 2007


At the same time the more modern NORTHERN STAR was doing her final cruises, her former fleet mate and elder near sister CALYPSO ex-SOUTHERN CROSS returned to service as the Greek owned Thomson Cruises operated CALYPSO in June 1976. She was very successful and sailed for many years under several names, mostly in US waters until scrapped recently in the Far East...
Those photos were taken in Lisbon by L. M. Correia on CALYPSO's maiden cruise after rebuilding.
Copyright photos by Luís Miguel Correia - 15 February 2007


Shaw Savill Line flagship NORTHERN STAR of 1962 photographed in Lisbon by Luís Miguel Correia on her final season in June and October 1975.
The stern view shows her on the final cruise and the Soviet liner UKRAINA can be seen docked to NORTHERN STAR's bow. She was 13-year old when scrapped in Taiwan. Very sad end for a very fine and attractive liner.
Copyright photos by Luís Miguel Correia - 15 February 2007