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  • thomas russell

    31/01/2019 10:01:48

    My name was Patricia Morris when I sailed on this ship in 1966.I was at Cove Secondary and we sailed from Southampton to Lisbon,Gibraltar,Malta,Egypt,Venice then flew back to Gatwick.I was in Chatwick dorm.It cost £35 for 14 days.Enjoyed every minute.Fernhill and Peter Symonds schools also were on her.Venice at that time was recovering from severe flooding.My uncle was on her when she was a troop ship.

  • Lawrence mantz

    13/02/2019 09:37:53

    Hi my name is lawrence Mantz. I went to creighton comprehensive school in Muswell hill , north London. I am looking for anyone who traveled on this ship from Venice visiting Hyfia. Egypt ect.

  • Denise Curtis

    13/05/2020 18:30:54

    I,m Denise Curtis (nee Cottingham) back in 1966 I went on the Nevasa. I went with Chobham Secondary Modern School in Surrey and Bagshot School joined us. We flew to Venice and got stranded due to the ship could not dock due to the bad weather it was just before Easter. It was a trip I have never forgotten

  • anthony harper

    13/05/2020 18:31:11

    My sons were on the ship Tweenaway secondary school Painton Devon

  • Sheila Howells

    13/05/2020 18:31:27

    My name is Sheila née Boshell. We sailed from Southampton in October 1968 for a cruise around the Med. I went to Danemark school in Winchester. We visited Spain, Italy and Greece. It cost £68 and we were allowed £40 pocket money for 2 weeks. Fabulous childhood memories.

  • Peter crawford

    13/05/2020 18:31:38

    Hi I was on this ship and sailed to Russia and Sweden, in 1966 ,I was 12 and came from Blackhall secondary modern, my name is peter crawford, don’t remember much else except the experience

  • Jenny Edwards

    26/05/2020 07:31:45

    I have just found a letter written by my father Herbert George Cavill to my mother written aboard HMT Nevasa in December 1938. He was in RAF and returning to England from Egypt. Some troops were aboard from Basra to Karachi, Aden, Port Sudan, Port Said.

  • Roger Bines

    26/05/2020 07:31:56

    I was with Fernhill School and sailed on the Navasa early sixties to Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malta, Egypt (Cairo) and Venice flying back to UK. What ever happened to my first girlfriend on board that memorable trip?

  • john walker

    22/07/2020 08:32:12

    SS NEVASA first commission sailed on her when she was a troop ship

  • Liz Williamson

    22/07/2020 08:32:19

    Hi. I was on the Baltic cruise in 1966 when a pupil at Ferryhill GT School. Had a marvellous time. Made friends with lots of different kids from Bishop Auckland, Darlington, etc. Only downside I remembered was awful fruit juice made from powder. 😕

  • Jane Stringer

    20/01/2021 18:21:11

    Hi I was on the SS Nevasa in 1970 from St Paul's Secondary School, Addlestone, Surrey. We flew from Gatwick to meet the ship in Venice, sailed to Athens, Santorini, Haifa, Israel etc. My name was Jane Walker

  • Jackie Sample

    20/01/2021 18:21:19

    My grandparents and their children sailed to the UK on HMT SS Troopship> From India to Southampton approx 1931-1934. I'm trying to find details of passenger lists. Can anyone advise?

  • Peter Roberts

    20/01/2021 18:21:34

    My name is Peter Roberts. In the mid sixties, when I was attending the Amman Valley Grammar school I went on an educational cruise on SS Nevada. We sailed from Swansea Docks, visiting Gibraltar, Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands, Madeira, Lisbon Portugal and returning to Swansea 14 days later. The holiday of a lifetime for me and the only time in my life I've ever visited foreign countries. We were supposed to visit Morocco but this was cancelled due to civil unrest.

  • Peter Roberts

    20/01/2021 18:30:00

    My name is Peter Roberts. I was on the SS Nevasa for an educational cruise in the mid sixties when I was a pupil of the Amman Valley Grammar school. We sailed from Swansea Docks, visiting Gibraltar, Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands, Madeira, Lisbon Portugal and returning to Swansea 14 days later. We were supposed to visit Morocco but this was cancelled due to civil unrest.

  • Paul Greet

    01/02/2021 15:50:56

    Hi, my name is Paul Greet, and I travelled on the Nevasafor three weeks in 1973 on an Educational Schhol Cruise. All inclusive total cost £50. We visited Holland, Norway and Denmark. Trip of a lifetime!

  • Jane Riddelsdell

    17/02/2021 14:01:48

    My name is Jane Riddelsdell (maiden name Rowley) I was on SS Nevasa for an educational cruise in March 1971 when I was attending Whitton Secondary School, Middlesex. We flew to Venice from Gatwick then boarded the ship for Crete, Izmir in Turkey and Itea in Greece. We were meant to go to Egypt to visit the pyramids but the Egyptians wouldn't let the ship in port so we were diverted to Athens instead. Fantastic cruise, it's coming up to the 50th anniversary.

  • Gillian

    01/03/2021 15:41:57

    I remember going on this ship in October 1973 , it was with Sholing Girls School, I hated everyday of sailing, as I was sea sick everyday, I lost 2 stone in weight. Do any one else remember going on this cruise. The best memories was going on land to visit some amazing places.

  • Nick Morton

    18/03/2021 20:34:27

    My name is Nick Morton and I was on the Nevasa during the whole of December 1968. I was with a party of six boys from Hele's School in Exeter and there were 1100 sixth form students on board, approximately 930 of them were girls! We cruised from Southampton to Maderia and then across the atlantic to Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago. While visiting Trinidad we played a game of rugby against Trinidad and Tobago under 18's which was quite interesting as our training sessions were limited to running around the deck of the Nevasa at 6 am every morning and talking tactics in the classrooms. We won the game 53-5 however. The ship had to divert to Guadeloupe just before the return journey across the atlantic to replenish water supplies and all the students were let out for an unsupervised evening city tour. No further comment necessary. Christmas Day at sea. Visited Lisbon on the way back. The trip of a lifetime without a shadow of doubt, the only drawback being that no-one believes me when I say I once spent a month cruising around the Caribbean with 930 girls.

  • Nigel Emmerson

    06/05/2021 16:34:30

    I went on an educational Nevasa cruise for two weeks from Stockport during summer from Southampton with organized school trip. Early 1970'S. Stopping at Cadiz Spain, Agadir(Morocco), Lanzarote . Not much supervision by teachers when docked , Surprised I was not left behind. Did go on a few excursions with teachers. Got drinking vodka with Russian Navy sailors at a outside table in Cadiz port. They didn't speak English but were amused with me and my friends drinking there vodka. Slept in Bunk beds at bottom of boat. Not very comfortable when going through bay of Biscay in a storm. Many sea sick at that point. When at sea all day would sit with my feet dangling over the Bow of the ship. Seeing porpoises, Sharks, Large Rays and a whale as we crossed the Atlantic . The sea was quite calm and there were large marine life near the surface in front of the bow of the ship . Great experience.

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