All text and photographs (unless stated otherwise) © Paul Timmerman
To read more on the remarkable history of this oldest seagoing passenger ship still in active service go to: Doulos ship description
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No matter from which angle one looks at Doulos, she is a marvellous classic vessel. They don`t build them like this any more...... she dates from 1914! The oldest deep sea still active passenger vessel in the world today. She has been upgraded many times and will see her 100th birthday in 2014. She sails as a missionary ship nowadays and acts as a floating book fair, bringing `Good Books for all` to all nations.
Entrance to book fair Bar adjacent to book fair
Book fair, 4000 titles on display, up to 2000 people visit Doulos` book shop every day
Various views on deck; note the second photograph showing her lifeboats placed as was customary in the era Doulos was rebuilt as a passenger vessel.
More deck views....
Stairway with photographs of Doulos during earlier stages Stairways, left one shows other
of her long career (freighter, cruise ship) vessel which once sailed for
Operation Mobilisation, the Logos
Corridor leading to cabins where families (15 families are on board Reception desk
at one time) are accomodated (former first class outside cabins)
Clothes on the floor are donations, to be used on board
Relatively small inside 2 berth cabin Doulos` holds contain an impressive 500.000 books!
Laundry service Fire fighting equipment Bakery, kitchen produces over a
1000 meals each day
Engine room photographs showing her 18 cylinder diesel installed in the early seventies
Crew´s mess room, seats 275 crew memebers in one single sitting