The September 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Don’t forget to get your copy from your local newsagent.

What to know about classic cruise ships still going strong? Black Watch, Columbus and Ocean Diamond all featured.

Russell Plummer turns the spotlight on the widely acclaimed Fed. Olsen ship Black Watch.

We go on board Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ latest ship, the 1989-built Columbus, which was named on 8 June.

And we have a profile of the adventure cruise ship Ocean Diamond, which plies her trade in the uncompromising waters of the polar regions.

Naval expert Conrad Waters provides an in-depth summary of recent global naval trends and some of the new warships that have recently been delivered.

The classic cargo vessel China Sea (1964) is shown in the Big Picture.

And classic British general cargo ships are in the focus of Malcolm Cranfield’s latest article.

All this and much more in Ships Monthly. Buy it here: http://shipsmonthly.com/subscriptions/