The photos you’re about to see capture scenes from on board what is, in effect, a floating time capsule. They were taken aboard the Princess Danae of Classic International Cruises on a cruise from Rhodes through to Piraeus in the early Autumn of 2009.
The sun at that time of year casts a wistful, almost melancholy light on the waters of the Aegean. And there, you’ll see it throw parts of this venerable, 1954 built ship, with her riveted hull, into amazing relief.
As of now, the ship, now owned by Portuscale Cruises and renamed Lisboa, is part way through an extensive, presently suspended refit in Lisbon.
The Princess Danae at Kusadasi
Broadside view, Rhodes harbour
At sea, looking forward from the stern
Long, narrow outdoor promenade
Looking aft at the pool deck
Shaded lido buffet area
View from upper terrace out over stern
Port side boat deck, facing the stern
Looking forward, from fantail to funnel
Aft deck, nice place for a glass of wine
Wicker furniture is just right on a ship like this
Pool and lido
Twilight on the dreamlike Aegean….
Lido lounge and funnel at night
Inside the lido pool lounge
Main bar on board the Princess Danae
The show lounge, sited amidships
Side view of show lounge, looking forward
Lounge bar, Princess Danae
The beautiful, riveted bow
Princess Danae alongside at Kusadasi
Princess Danae bow shot
Starboard side shot of hull and superstructure
Funnel with the old CIC logo
Interior of my suite- very fifties retro
View aft from starboard side bridge wing
Bridge telegraph on the Princess Danae
Same bridge shot, very different light