ALEXSANDR PUSHKIN on maiden voyage.

Much has been said recently about MARCO POLO on her 50th anniversary cruise.  She came to the Thames on October 1965 and was open to the public on Tilbury Landing Stage. I went on board with my new wife and here are some photographs of ALEXANDR PUSHKIN arriving  with the assistance of two sun tugs, and inside scenes. Have any recent passengers noticed any difference?

Jack Willis
Jack Willis
Jack Willis
Jack Willis
Jack Willis
Jack Willis

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  • The book mentioned by David Trevor-Jones is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marco-Polo-Celebrating-Golden-Travel/dp/1906608881

    By rjm (11/09/2019)
  • Mr Willis asks if recent passengers have noticed any differences between Aleksandr Pushkin in 1965 and Marco Polo today. She was completely rebuilt in Greece in 1992 and in fact, although the restaurant and galley probably occupy the same locations within the hull and the show lounge roughly takes the footprint of the old Music Salon, none of the Pushkin’s interiors survive at all. The Marco Polo is effectively a new ship of 1992 within a 1965 hull.
    I am researching the history of the ship (I know Richard Clammer’s excellent book and contributed to it!) and would love to ask Jack Willis if he would be so kind as to contact me.

    By David Trevor-Jones (30/08/2019)

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