Monday, August 22, 2011


this post is dedicated to the Spanish passenger liner "CABO SAN ROQUE", she was built in1955 for YBARRA for the European/Argentina service, she was 14.497 GRT and had a cruising speed of 19 knots, I never sailed on this ship but I have lost count of the amount of times I went on board in Lisbon during mid seventies, very nice memories of the ship and of her sister ship the "CABO SAN VICENTE"


  1. I sailed her from Cadiz to Buenos Aires in the fall of 1972 and back to Algecerias in the Spring of 1973. I booked the cheapest ticket available ($350) each way, and resided in a cabin that held 5 other people. I couldn't believe that for this price, the food would be included, but it was. And not only included, but served by waiters in starched linen----"More wine senor?" Lovely trip, both ways. Good weather, flying fish and dolphins running along beside the ship.

  2. Thanks for your comment, lovely ships.

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  4. I sailed from BsAs to Bilbao and from Cadiz to Bs As in 1964 with a group of students from San Juan argentina. We had a wonderful time, especially on the return trip when we met lots of friends from Spain, Brazil, Uruguay and other countries. Wonderful food and entertainment. I would like to contact friends we met on board on the return trip to Argentina.I'm on facebook.

    1. Thank you for your comment Cesar, really appreciate your comment, they were fantastic passenger liners.