The Great Liners (Episode 38)


A Maritime Medley

With the use of more very rare film, 90% of which has never been made public before, it has taken Snowbow over a year to produce this new 60 min DVD, and the end result is fantastic, and such an enjoyable viewing experience; so much better than watching TV.

The programme, which is made to TV Broadcast standards, starts with an in-depth look of a cargo liner being built and launched at Harland and Wolff’s Belfast Yards in the 1950s. How interesting to see and hear the sights and sounds of those famous yards in their heyday… It’s almost as if you are actually there in the yards!

Then we set sail from London’s Royal Docks on a voyage all around the world aboard Port Line’s magnificent “Port Auckland” and what better way to do this than on a cargo ship, sailing through both calm and often very stormy seas, to some of the most beautiful ports on earth, giving us a rare opportunity to see just what it like to have served at sea when we had the biggest and best Merchant Navy in the world.

After this the programme takes us back in time again to Dover during the days of P&O/Stena Line, where, with the use of more rare film we take a good look at their operation including actually sailing aboard many of their great ferries.

Finally we’re taken over to America to board what surely was one of the most handsome ocean liners ever built, the beautiful Sagafjord. Originally Norwegian American Line’s flagship, we join her in her Cunard colours and sail with her on a cruise around the Caribbean and on through the Panama Canal, all of which, thanks to this rare film, is a very special experience we can enjoy, and one that with modern cruise ships growing even bigger, we will never see ever again. The Sagafjord ended her days as the highly successful, “Saga Rose”.

A brilliant programme to watch!

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