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    A striking aerial comparison view of the Transvaal Castle - later Festivale -
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    May be a bit more now its Enlarged ! Thank You great !
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    From the latest Vindi News.
    Union Castle Sunshine Tours
    reduced return fares to Capetown
    90 pounds first class
    60 Pounds second class
    30 Pounds tourist class
    Xmas tours to Madeira
    20 Pounds first class.
    Sorry, before John dashes out to book, these were 1935 fares
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    Yes Des, a room by the sea and all you can eat, and those on the run to Cape Town sure could eat.

    She looks a lot different in later life, big changes to the top decks.
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    TRNSVAAL CASTLE/S.A.VAAL.One of John Brown,Clydebank's finest. INFOLINK Some good pics in the info too.

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    Her demise was due to the fact that Thomson Holiday cancelled the second year charter for unknown reasons.
    In 1997 he she was a very popular cruise ship.
    I sailed on her 1969-1970 and cruised on her in 1997.
    Her rebuild increased passenger capacity from 720 to 1400.
    Vic
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    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 22nd April 2022 at 01:15 AM. Reason: Resized

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    Yes and very often referred to as the Transvestite Castle by those who knew the crew well enough.
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