Waterline

A Purserette's perspective

Ann Haynes, a Purserette with Union-Castle Line in the 1960s, blogs about the Waterline exhibition and publication and about her own happy experiences of sea-going days on Mailships heading to and from Africa, including a memorable crossing-the-line ceremony! Read more

A Purserette's perspective

Ann Haynes, a Purserette with Union-Castle Line in the 1960s, blogs about the Waterline exhibition and publication and about her own happy experiences of sea-going days on Mailships heading to and from Africa, including a memorable crossing-the-line ceremony! Read more

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Play
Passengers and crew alike engage in a range of leisure pursuits from shark fishing to fine dining, dancing to deck quoits.
Work
From officers to engine crew, bartenders to childminders, a host of specialists work around the clock to keep a cruise ship afloat.
Departure
For tourists, migrants and those watching on the quayside, the departure of a floating palace is an impressive spectacle.
Excursions and destinations
Cruise liners have created and developed tourist hotspots around the world, from major cities to areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Waterline trailer

Weekend cruising, SS 'Vienna'

Waterline images

  • A group of off duty crew from 'Carinthia' posing with a captured shark on deck
  • Three children in the
  • Two ladies in swimming costumes in the
  • A storeroom containing boxes of Tetley's tea bags and Kellogg's Frosties, onboard 'Iberia'
  • A local rickshaw driver in 'traditional' costume, with a Union-Castle Line ship in the background
  • Passengers embarking into local boats from the landing stage, St Helena
  • A pelican on the Galapagos Islands, with 'Kungsholm' in the background
  • A Tunisian tour guide posing with his official P & O sign, Bizerte, Tunisia
  • Unidentified couple posing in front of the Mermaid sculpture, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • A view of shops with anti-British and pro-Independence signs, possibly on Kings Street, Valetta, Malta
  • A view from the bridge of 'Gripsholm' or 'Kungsholm' of the Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal, with the Miraflores Lock in the background
  • A starboard view of 'Gripsholm' at Nordkapp, Norway, during the midsummer season
  • A view looking towards Lyngseidt in the background.  An unidentified couple stand on the after wing of 'Gripsholm'
  • Santa Claus climbing the grill in front of the forward funnel above the Bridge on 'Oriana'
  • 'Orcades' prepaing to leave an unidentified port