THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World
The SOUTHERN CROSS in 1965 – transiting the Panama Canal – on her regular world cruise service.
Cruise History: Shaw Savill Line – The Last Ocean Liners
Deck games on Shaw Savill.
The Shaw Savill & Albion Company built two advanced one-class ocean liners for continuous around-the-world service. Voyages were approximately 75 days, from Southampton to Australia and New Zealand outward via South Africa and return via Panama or in reverse order.
Southern Cross was a remarkable ship for her time, with significant innovative features. She was the first major liner with funnel and engines aft, which created substantial mid-ship passenger space, the first passenger ship that carried no cargo (except stores) and the first major modern liner with all tourist class accommodations.