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Cruise Ship History: 10 Day Ward Line Cruise from New York to Havana, Cuba – aboard the SS Morro Castle – $160 and up!

That $160 round-trip First Class fare was from New York to Havana in 1928. Today — you couldn’t cruise to Havana for $160 or a million dollars because the Bush Administration continues to boycott Cuba while aggressively supporting such communist governments as China. But this is not about politics… This is about cruise ship history and an American steamship company ... Read More »

CANADIAN PACIFIC’S “EMPRESS OF RUSSIA” FEATURED IN FAMOUS 1933 JAPANESE FILM – Scenes of the EMPRESS OF RUSSIA sailing from Yokohama in the 1930s

This is the first in a series of steamships and cruise ships from the past featured in films or television. These are scenes of Canadian Pacific’s liner EMPRESS OF RUSSIA leaving Yokohama, Japan, from Shimizu Hiroshi’s MINATO NO NIHON MUSUME (Japanese Girls at the Harbor) filmed in 1933. Until security restrictions in the 1990s, there was an entire ritual for ... Read More »

DOES MADONNA KNOW THAT EVITA (EVA PERON) HAD TWO CRUISE SHIPS NAMED AFTER HER?

The Argentine liners were called the SS EVITA and the SS EVA PERON. They were similar in design to the SS JUAN PERON. The ships ran from Argentina (South America) to Europe and the USA. Eva Peron “Mother of Argentina, the SS EVITA and SS EVA PERON” Argentina was the only South American country to operate long distance intercontinental ocean ... Read More »

SS PRESIDENT CLEVELAND – FAREWELL DINNER – CAVIAR – American President Lines passenger ship enroute to Japan and China – 1949

Menu – Farewell Dinner – SS PRESIDENT CLEVELAND – 1949 Beluga-Molossol Caviar was served for the SS President Cleveland’s “Farewell Dinner” on October 5, 1949 prior to arriving in Yokohama, Japan. The SS President Cleveland’s had just completing her trans-Pacific liner crossing from San Francisco and Los Angeles via Honolulu, Hawaii. The sleek 1940s modern lobby of the SS PRESIDENT ... Read More »

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – SS VEENDAM – 16-DAY CRUISE TO THE WEST INDIES – $230 PER PERSON (1928)

  Holland-America Line was offering cruises to Havana, Jamaica, Panama, Curacao. La Guayra and Caracas (Venezuela), Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, St. Thomas, Porto Rico and Bermuda. First class fares started at $230 per person aboard the S.S. Veendam. The sailings were in 1928. A year before the Great Depression. Today a similar cruise would be $2200 per person. __________________________________________________ CLICK HERE ... Read More »

AROUND THE WORLD BY SHIP – $970 FIRST CLASS – SS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE

Around The World Cruise in 1939 aboard the SS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE started at $970 First Class per person. The cruise was close to a 100 days in length. That meant the lucky passenger was paying close to $10 a day for first class passage that included transportation, accommodations and meals. A similar cruise today would start at $21,000 per person. ... Read More »