Doulos - World's Oldest Active Passenger Ship

Doulos Worlds Oldest Active Passenger Ship MV Doulos Queens Wharf Wellington

Doulos - World's Oldest Active Passenger Ship

The world's oldest active passenger ship with the world's largest floating bookshop is coming back to

the Windy City for the first time in nineteen years.

Welcome aboard!

Built in 1914, two years after the Titanic, Doulos is recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest active ocean-going passenger ship.

Over 20 million visitors have been welcomed on board for tours, programmes and visits to the floating book fair, with over 6000 titles of quality books in a range of genres. With stops in over 500 ports of call, this unique ship has visited more than 100 countries.

Staffed by an international crew of 320 volunteers from over 50 countries, Doulos is owned by a Christian charity, and works mostly in the developing world to provide good educational literature at cost to people.

This is the Doulos' second visit to Wellington, the last being in 1989. It will also be the last ever visit, as the ship is due to retire.

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