Thursday, 17 December 2009


Few passenger cruise ships have had a more dedicated crew than the MAXIM GORKIY.

She had a Russian national crew up to Alang, and never lost the allure of a true flagship.

In fact she was the Flagship of the Soviet Union merchant fleet up to the end and was always carefully maintained.

In September 2008 when I cruised aboard her it was hard to believe she was 39 year old and yet very close to the original form as HAMBURG in 1969.

Photographs taken at Funchal on 1 January 2006.

Copyright photographs by Luís Miguel Correia

1 comment:

  1. Hi Luis.....
    Just have to thank you for all the great coverage you give of ships old and new. Especially the old such as FUNCHAL! Your books too! There are not many 'classic" ships left. Please keep up the good work. Believe me you are appreciated!
    Don Stoltenberg