Shaw Savill Line
(Shaw Savill & Albion Co.)

United Kingdom


Sailings January-December 1933
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Akaroa
Mataroa
Tamaroa
Southampton, Curaçao, Colon, Wellington and Auckland (or the latter in reverse order)
Click to view postcards of the Shaw Savill liners listed above
Ionic
Tainui
Southampton, Kingston, Colon, Wellington and Auckland (or the latter in reverse order)
According to a 1933 Shaw Savill booklet, Pitcairn Island was called at occasionally.

Blue Funnel Line/Shaw Savill Line
Sailings January 1939-June 1940
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blue Funnell Line:
Anchises
Ascanius
Nestor
Ulysses
Liverpool, Madeira, Cape Town, Durban (only Nestor and Ulysses on outward voyages), Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Shaw Savill Line:
Dominion Monarch Southampton, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington
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Ceramic Liverpool, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney.
Called at Southampton for disembarkation on return voyages.
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Themistocles Liverpool, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban (outward voyages only), Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane.
Called at Southampton for disembarkation on return voyages.

Blue Funnel Line/Shaw Savill Line
Sailings May-December 1954
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blue Funnell Line:
Jason
Helenus
Hector
Ixion
Liverpool, Tenerife or Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban (some voayges), Fremantle or Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Stentor
Rhexenor
Liverpool, Suez, Fremantle or Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Shaw Savill Line:
Dominion Monarch
Arawa
Southampton, Tenerife or Las Palmas, Cape Town, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand ports
Athenic
Ceramic
London, Tenerife or Las Palmas, Cape Town, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, New Zealand ports
Click to view a postcard of the Ceramic
Ports of call above are based on the somewhat meagre information given in the brochure and may not be absolutely correct.


Sailings 1962-63 (various dates) (issued January 1962)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Dominion Monarch Southampton, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand ports

(One roundtrip voyage only, December 1961-April 1962)

Sailings July 1962-October 1963
Northern Star Typical voyages:
Southampton, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Fiji, Tahiti, Panama, Curaçao (bunkers only), Trinidad, Southampton
Sailings March 1962-December 1963
Southern Cross Typical voyages:

1) Southampton, Trinidad, Curaçao, Panama, Tahiti, Fiji, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town, Las Palmas, Southampton

2) Southampton, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Fiji, Tahiti, Panama, Miami (Port Everglades), Bermuda, Southampton

Sailings January 1962-November 1963
Athenic
Corinthic
Ceramic
Gothic
London, Curaçao, Cristobal/Balboa, New Zealand ports

(Called Trinidad instead of Curaçao on 4 consecutive return voyages in July-Oct/Nov both years.)

Sailings July 1964-June 1966 (issued July 1964) for:
Southern Cross, Northern Star, Gothic, Athenic, Corinthic, Ceramic

Ports of call:
Southampton, Lisbon, Trinidad, Curaçao, Panama, Tahiti, Fiji, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town, Las Palmas;
London, Curaçao, Cristobal, Balboa, New Zealand ports


Sailings November 1970-February 1973 (issued November 1970)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Northern Star Basic route (two voyages, October 1971-January 1972 and October-December 1972):
Southampton, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Rarotonga, Tahiti, Acapulco, Balboa, Curaçao, Trinidad, Barbados, Lisbon, Southampton.

In addition to the voyages above, two other voyages are listed, both with similar itineraries to those above, but with breaks for cruising from Australia (January-May 1971 and January-June 1972):
Southampton, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Adelaide (1971 only), Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney.
Return: Sydney, Melbourne, Lyttelton, Wellington, Auckland, Rarotonga, Tahiti, Acapulco, Balboa, Curaçao, Trinidad, Barbados, Southampton.

Southern Cross Two basic routes (from September 1971 onwards):
1) Out via the Panama Canal, home via South Africa (four voyages):
Southampton, Trinidad, Curaçao, Balboa, Tahiti, Rarotonga or Fiji, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Mauritius (on voyages when Rarotonga was a call), Durban, Cape Town, Las Palmas, Southampton.

2) Out via South Africa, home via the Panama Canal (two voyages):
Southampton, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Lyttelton, Auckland, Fiji, Rarotonga, Tahiti, Balboa, Miami, Bermuda, Southampton.

In addition to the voyages above, two other voyages are listed (November 1970-June 1971): one out via the Panama Canal and returning, after a cruise break in Australia, the same way; the other out and home via South Africa:
1) Southampton, Trinidad, Curaçao, Balboa, Tahiti, Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney.
Return: Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, Auckland, Fiji, Rarotonga, Tahiti, Balboa, Curaçao, Trinidad, Southampton.
2) Southampton, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland.
Return: Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town, Las Palmas, Southampton.

Ocean Monarch Southampton, Barbados, Curaçao, Balboa, Acapulco, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Fiji, Auckland, Sydney.
Return voyages (after cruising from Australia): Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, Auckland, Tahiti, Acapulco, Balboa, Curaçao, Trinidad, Barbados, Madeira, Southampton.

(Two roundtrip voyages only, November 1971-April 1972 and November 1972-April 1973.)

Aranda (last voyage as the Aranda, back February 1971) One homeward voyage only (outward was via the Panama Canal, similar to the Arawa below):
Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town, Las Palmas, London.
Akaroa (last voyage as the Akaroa January-April 1971) London, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland.
Return voyage: Auckland, Rarotonga, Tahiti, Balboa, Curaçao, Trinidad, Azores, London.

(One roundtrip voyage only.)

Arawa (last voyage as the Arawa February-May 1971) London, Barbados, Curaçao, Balboa, Tahiti, Sydney, Auckland.
Return voyage: Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town, Las Palmas, London.

(One roundtrip voyage only.)

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See the archives section for more brochures of Shaw Savill Line.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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Shaw Savill Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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The Simplon Postcards website has a page on Shaw Savill Line
with many postcards/photos and also a separate page on the Southern Cross.

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Great Ships website shows postcards of many old liners and also has brief histories.
See the Index of Ships page. (See "Shaw Savill & Albion" section.)

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This page last updated January 26, 2012.