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Canberra - A Celebration

A Must for All Those Who Sailed in And Loved This Special Ship

Saturday 30 July, The Masonic Hall, Albion Place, Southampton, SO14 2DD.

Doors Open: 09:30 Talks Start: 10:00. Event Closes: 17:30.

Access: There is parking close to the hall. The venue is a short walk from Southampton Central Station.


The Ocean Liner Society planned to hold a special event to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of this much-loved ship’s entry in to service in 1961, but sadly we were thwarted by the Covid pandemic. Instead, we are presenting a whole day event in Southampton on Saturday 30 July 2022.

This all-day conference will cover Canberra’s story from inception to “finished with engines” and will include lectures and lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea within the ticket price.

The ticket price is £60.00 for Ocean Liner Society Members and £65.00 for others. To purchase the member price tickets for this event please email:  giving your membership number and stating how many tickets you require.  Those who are not members of the OLS can purchase tickets through TicketSource. This can be done by visiting the OLS Website and clicking on the button displayed on the section describing this event.

Anyone with an interest in ocean liners and cruise ships, or who sailed in Canberra, as a crew member or passenger would thoroughly enjoy this event. Come and join us!