Golden age of ocean travel

Turn back the hands of time and sail again as people used to do.

Dear Maritime Memories friend,

We are the only people in the world to offer these unique cruises, taking us on sea voyages aboard real ships, similar in size and as aesthetically pleasing, allowing us to enjoy life at sea as it was meant to be enjoyed, and not aboard huge floating blocks of flats full of thousands of people, that provide every kind of entertainment you could imagine, except the most important… just being able to sit on a wide open deck, listening to the soothing sounds of the passing ocean as the sun sinks majestically into the warmth of a tropical sea.

If I had a magic wand then I’m sure I would bring back so many of those magnificent ships that I personally knew so well during my days at sea, but no matter how hard I try, it just doesn’t work, but we can and do provide cruises that are pretty close, taking us on the most wonderfully relaxing voyages to really interesting places including those small, romantic ports that most large cruise ships of today just can’t get into. Plus, on these special voyages of Maritime Memories you honestly will have the holidays of a lifetime.

Magnificent painting by Robert G. Lloyd

These magnificent paintings by Robert G. Lloyd really help to bring back the wonderful memories so many of us have of those halcyon days, when every voyage was so full of adventure and excitement. When you come with us we will have all the old shipping company flags flying from the masthead, special dinners using menus from the great ocean liners of the past, maritime lectures, screenings of rare maritime films and parties, but all done at the sort of unhurried, leisurely pace of life we once so enjoyed. Worked in the shore side offices, on the quaysides, aboard tugs, ship enthusiasts or if you just have wonderful memories of yesteryear and would like to capture the spirit and feel of those days once again, for all are welcome to join us and believe me… once up the gangway everyone comes together in one great big happy and very special family. In July the magnificent Saga Sapphire is taking us to so many fascinating ports of call in the Baltic and in September to our old favourite the Mediterranean.

We were so sad to have had to cancel our November cruise through Suez and the Indian Ocean, but unfortunately, sometimes things are beyond our control. We have however, as promised, come up with something very special for next July (2015) a voyage in and out of Dover, taking us on the Saga Sapphire on a trip all around Ireland, and believe me… it is going to be a whole lot of fun.

We have arranged a very special VIP visit to the famous Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, where, if we’re all on our best behaviour, we will be given special souvenir gifts by the directors. This will be followed by a VIP visit to the ‘Nomadic’, which I’m sure you know is the only surviving White Star ship, built to take the passengers out to their liners at Cherbourg. It has been fully restored to its magnificent former glory and… they (The Nomadic Trust) our going to give us a VIP tour and… Party!

To follow this we are planning something quite extraordinary, which is at this moment, highly secret, but you will be quite impressed… It involves whisky, Titanic, a Robert Lloyd special painting, TV. Papers and one hell of a celebration, so come on, give us a call and lets have a voyage of a lifetime. Tel: 01273 585391/584470 for further information.

Maritime Memories