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2011 London International Ship Show

The 2011 London International Ship Show, will be held on Saturday 22nd October 2011 at the Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London.

OLS Ship Show 2011

2011 SHIP SHOW - Talks Programme

The Talks Programme will be held in the talks area off the main exhibition hall

Our theme this year is German cruise ships. Our first speaker provides a brief overview of the German cruise industry and our second, marking a significant event in the UK cruise ship world this year with the withdrawal in April of P&O’s ‘Artemis’, links it to our theme by introducing her in her new guise as ‘Artania’. Our last speaker provides an authoritative memory of the ‘Hamburg / Maxim Gorkiy’.

12.00 The German Cruise Fleet Today - Bill Mayes

Bill draws from his encyclopaedic knowledge of the cruise ship world (the 4th edition of Cruise Ships will be on sale outside the lecture room) to provide an overview.

Followed by: Artemis, the former Royal Princess - Sharon Poole

With co-author and photographer Andrew Sassoli-Walker, Sharon has produced a beautiful book to mark the end of the ship’s career with P&O. In this talk she will show how the ship has been transformed into ‘Artania’ by her new owners, Germany’s Phoenix Reisen. Both authors will be on hand to sign at the Mainmast stand after this talk.

14.00 Hamburg / Maxim Gorkiy - Dr Stefan Behn

Some of those fortunate enough to have sailed on this most beautiful of liners with the OLS on its group cruise in 2008 will have heard Stefan talk about the ship’s life at the cruise terminal in Bremerhaven. Now we can all enjoy it as he brings the story to its close.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages Maritime Heritage Cruise

MARCO POLO Cruise P212 Ocean Liner Society Member Benefits
Cruise & Maritime Voyages have taken a table at the 2011 Ship Show and are offering members the following benefits

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS for OLS Members that book this cruise at any time prior to sailing:
· 10% DISCOUNT from the published brochure fares in force at the time of booking. Currently until the end of November 2011 these are our SAVER fares which will be extended until that date. Savings represent a minimum of £53.50 pp (for cat.1 ) and range up to £165.50 (for cat DS). Of course, always subject to availability and our usual booking conditions apply. A deposit of £125.00 per person secures the booking.

· A SPECIALLY HOSTED COCKTAIL RECEPTION on board on an agreed date during the voyage.
· PRIVATE BRIDGE VISIT for members during the voyage.
· ENGINE ROOM VISIT RAFFLE for members during the voyage.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS for members that attend the London Ship Show on 22nd October 2011 and book by 31st October 2011:
· LOW DEPOSIT of £50.00 per person to secure a booking
· AN UPGRADE OF CABIN CATEGORY by one grade (ie pay for cat 8 and be accommodated in cat 9). Valid for categories 1 to 11.
· INCLUSIVE CAR PARKING at Tilbury or RETURN COACH TRANSFER between London Victoria and Tilbury.

2010 London International Ship Show

The 2010 London International Ship Show, was held on Saturday 30th October 2010 at the Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London.

The event included an exhibition/sales area with around 30 exhibitors and trade stands, together with a special talks programme.  A list of 2010 exhibitors with their contact details is shown below:-

Anthony Simmonds www.navalandmaritimebooks.com Second Hand Books
Coastal shipping www.coastalshipping.co.uk New Books
Cobwebs peter@cobwebs.uk.com Collectables
Colin Morant drippingtin@supanet.com Collectables
J & C McCutcheon jandc.mccutcheon@btinternet.com Postcards, collectables
Llyn Models steve-55@tiscali.co.uk Ship Models
Mainmast Books www.mainmastbooks.co.uk New Books
Mariners Memorablilia mariners@anchorage65.fsnet.co.uk Memorabilia
Maritime Publishing Concepts www.lesstreater.com Publisher
Merchant Shipping Souvenirs ray@travellersintime.fsworld.co.uk Memorabilia
Ocean Liner www.ocean-liner-society.com Organiser, Enthusiasts' Society
Pictureships www.pictureships.com Photographs, slides
Porthole www.portholeproductions.fotopic.net Photographs
Purser's Locker verandagrill@hotmail.com Collectables
RNLI www.rnli.co.uk Charity
Ramsey Postcards philip@cone.fslife.co.uk Collectables
Riverlea Maritime riverleamaritime@tiscali.co.uk Collectables
Robert Butterworth rfbutters@compuserve.com Second Hand Books
Sea Breezes www.seabreezes.co.im Shipping Magazine
Ship Pictorial Publications a.s.malletships@btinternet.com Publisher
Shipping Today www.shippingtoday.com Shipping Magazine
Ships in Focus Publications shipsinfocus@btinternet.com New Books
Ships Monthly www.shipsmonthly.com Shipping Magazine
SS Shieldhall www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk Preservation
Thomas Stanley www.tom-stanley.co.uk Postcards
World Ship Society worldshipsociety.org Books, Enthusiasts' Society

Getting to the Ship Show.

Location Map

By London Transport

By National Rail

By Coach

By Car

The Congestion charge for driving in Central London does NOT apply at weekends.

The above photo shows one of the street entrances for the Royal National Hotel. Hotel Telephone number +44 (0)20 7637 2488  


Exhibiting/ selling at the show

Exhibitors booking form and Terms and conditions. For Ship show enquiries please contact shipshow@ocean-liner-society.com 


Lecture programmes at the show

Getting to the Show

Exhibiting at the show

Who is exhibiting at the show?