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Terry Williams' Memories
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Princess taken late 76 early 77.
The second one is more problematic because I don’t have the names written down.
Dickie Harries (Purser), Annette Moore (SWAP), Greg Jackson (SAP), Terry Williams (AP), Gerard Dubois (JAP), ?? (WAP), Jon Booth (aka Jonathan Nicholson-Booth) (DP) . The iceberg I think was fished out of Glacier Bay.
Mike Hawkesworth kindly named Jon Booth.
The third one features L-R:
David Stott (DP), David White (Accom Supervisor) (Deceased), the gorgeous Heather Yandle (Super WAP), Gerard Dubois (JAP) (eyes right), Terry Williams (AP), Lauraine Mulberry (WAP), Bill Tierney (SAP).
Mike Hawkesworth kindly named David White.
Here are a couple of pics from Island Princess taken in February 77. I recall the AP’s put on a bit of a birthday booze-up to celebrate my birthday:
The first one features Gerard Dubois (I’m not sure of the surname spelling because you have him listed as Dubras) – note the alternative drinking venues!
The second one is of Purser Barry Mulder.
Third one is Maggie Booth & Bill Tierney.
Fourth is the lovely Lauraine Mulberry.
Fifth is Maggie Booth, Allie (Ross?) & BRS Jan? (In the background is a pic of my wife Jan – just after she had landed in Acapulco Bay – by boat drawn parachute!)
IP going under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Yours truly and Princess Cruises Los Angeles ticketing guru Dana Klippenstein early 1977 – Dana married Paul Humphries – a 2/R/O on either Island or Pacific Princess?
Panama Pub Lunch – Brian Windsor, Maggie Booth, Sue Thomas & yours truly - Apr 77.
Paul Brougham AP and unidentified nursing sister “The Schlitz treatment?”
Isabel Page WAP (aka Tinkerbelle) and David Stott DP on the Kontiki at Martinique – Apr 77.
Panama Pub Lunch – Brian Windsor, Maggie Booth, Bill Tierney & Sue Thomas - Apr 77.
Yours truly Mar - 77.
Gale Goddard – Hairdresser- Apr 77.
Chris Dumulia 1st Elect and Christine ??? - Panama Canal - Apr 77.
Annette Bevan-Jones (Hostess), and Joy Mather (?), enjoying Panama Canal scenery -Apr 77.
The gorgeous Heather Yandle “H” (WAP) – taken at Magen’s Bay, St Thomas – stunning scenery all around! Jan 77.
The irrepressible Surgeon, Rodney Glynn Morris “Land ‘em” – Apr 77.
Lauraine Mulberry (SWAP) and Mirko ?, one of our Italian Officers. Wouldn’t it be great to get more representation from our Italian Pursers Dept Officers from the Princess Ships? Mirko was a gentleman. God I miss the food! Jan 77.
Souvenir hunting in Curacao – Isabel Page (WAP) and Annette Moore (SWAP) – Mar 77.
A barbecue at Aruba, Paul Brougham (AP) & Annette Moore (SWAP) March 77. I recall we had a bit of an issue on arrival at Aruba on one occasion (not sure if it was this one). We came alongside with the fins still out ... ouch! No names, no pack drill.
I can’t recall the occasion, but this photo of Heather Yandle “H” (WAP) was taken in my cabin in Feb 77 - a beautiful lady ... I was so mesmerised I neglected to refill her drink.
Some memories of Arcadia :
I did five stints on Arcadia between 1974 & 1977. My first stint began in Sydney in Nov 74, where I joined as a Purser Cadet. I had the time of my life on that trip. It began with my first ever flight (LHR-SYD) – I remember the in-flight movie to this day .... it was called “The Poseidon Adventure”!.
I doubt that they do it these days, but in the seventies the cadets spent a few weeks in each of the departments. I can recall doing watches in the Engine Room, on the Bridge and stints in the Galley, Main Bar, Laundry etc.- it was a fantastic introduction to the workings of a ship. I particularly remember doing my “Steering Certificate” on Arcadia – what a blast that was! I recall being at the helm as we sailed out of Honolulu...an amazing experience., and another Cadet was at the telegraph in the engine room!
The Officers & Crew of the Arcadia at that time were simply the best – I was made to feel welcome in the Bureau, in the Engine Room, on the Bridge, in the Wardroom, and every mess. Whilst there was a little rivalry between departments (Deck, Engineers, Pursers, Radio etc) it was all very laid back, and friendly. A real eye – opener for me as a Cadet was the melting pot of nationalities and religions. Engine room crew recruited in Karachi, Deck crew Bombay, Catering crew from Goa, and Chinese fitters from Hong Kong. I learned a great deal more later in my career, as Crew AP – perhaps the most rewarding role for an AP.
Other fond memories included getting used to the Aussie passengers – what a delight! We had punters that had never been outside of Oz before, and didn’t understand the concept of currencies other than the Australian dollar. I loved the way Aussie passengers would stroll up to the Bureau & simply say “ stamp thanks “ ! A certain tour in Manila (primarily for cadets) , organised by the Staff Captain was another highlight !. On a less happier note, I ended up being “logged” for getting badly sunburnt on the key side while assisting passengers who were going ashore by ships lifeboat in (I think) Port Moresby - I seem to remember a lovely nursing sister with calamine lotion saved me.
A couple of pictures from the early days (more to come) .......
What a “ Poser” – Your’s truly, Circular Quay, Sydney 1974.
Peter Mann, Purser Cadet, and Chris Irving (AP – I think?) at Circular Quay 1974.
I’m pretty sure this is at Circular Quay?
I need some help with names on this one!
Paul ?, Terry & Dave? With Pax Liz, Island night. Aug 75.
Yours truly and my future wife - Jan Limbo comp Feb 76 – we won!
Yours truly and Mike Milsom (AP) early 1976 – with our future wives, Jan & Val. Mike now lives in Auckland and is a Coastguard volunteer, amongst other things.
Sarah Harding (WAP) & Sandy Burnett (Cadet), fooling around Feb 76.
WAP’s Penny Dunbar & Carol Brown, Feb 76 – two of the most lovely & hard working ladies you will ever meet!
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