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