Voyaging to South Africa

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Voyaging to South Africa

Post by Deepol » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:44 pm

A couple of brochure covers featuring voyages to South Africa by Union Castle from the 1970s and Safmarine from the late 1980s.
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WindsorCastle-UnionCastle-SouthAfrica.jpg
Safmarine-BigWhite-SouthAfricaAdvert-001.jpg
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Re: Voyaging to South Africa

Post by davidwat » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:24 pm

As the song goes--"Those were the days, my friend---".

In 1960 I did my last trip as a Cadet on Clan Stewart, which carried 12 passengers in 5 star luxury. 17 days from Liverpool to Cape Town, with a stop at Dakar for bunkers. The cost? £180 per person. Now that was value for money!
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Re: Voyaging to South Africa

Post by Deepol » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:48 pm

Indeed. When I look at the fares for some of these voyages and cruises in the 60s and 70s it's unreal how prices have rocketed!
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Re: Voyaging to South Africa

Post by Magoonigal » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:52 am

Well have they in real terms??

Compare them to wages in the 60 and 70's.

I started work in 1968 with a take home pay of £6 a week and £1,000 a year was really good money.

Cruising now works out at somthing between £90 and £100 per day, depending on the shipping line and grade of Cabin.
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Re: Voyaging to South Africa

Post by shiploversa » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:50 pm

brochures for union castle line and safmarine
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pendennis castle.jpg
brochure
sa vaal brochure.jpg
brochure
transvaal castle brochure.jpg
brochure
Windsor-Castle.jpg
brochure
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Re: Voyaging to South Africa

Post by shiploversa » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:51 pm

fares rates union castle - safmarine
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reina del mar rates.jpg
sa vaal fares.jpg
union castle fare brochure - tourist class.jpg
union castle first class fares .jpg
union castle lines rates.jpg

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