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The Nazi German film version of the Titanic

Youtube video promo of the Nazi film version of the Titanic – 1943 Release. The Nazi German film version of the Titanic. Before James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic, the Hollywood Titanic of 1953, the 1958 British film A Night to Remember, and the 1997 Broadway musical Titanic – there was the Nazi German film Titanic. Read More »

The TITANIC Movies – Complete List – From the Cinema to TV

Barbara Stanwick says goodbye to Clifton Webb in the 20th Century TITANIC The TITANIC Movies – Complete List – From the Cinema to TV Cruise History: The RMS TITANIC has been the subject of many films. From the Cinema to TV. From Nazi produced to James Cameron’s over the top Titanic. NIGHT TO REMEMBER. Here is a list of Titanic ... Read More »

“Titanic” to be re-released in 3D

Cruise History News from http://cruiselinehistory.com/. “Titanic” to be re-released in 3D – Many films (for the Cinema and TV) were made about the ill-fated ship. From a banned Nazi version to Cameron’s over the top blockbuster. A little bit over a decade ago, the movie Titanic became a real box office smasher with girls crying their eyes out watching Leonardo ... Read More »

1950s ALASKA CRUISE – Retro August 1954 look at the final days of the Alaska Steamship Company

1950s ALASKA CRUISE – Retro August 1954 look at the final days of the Alaska Steamship Company with a history of the famous organization that provided passenger service to the far north. A fond farewell. The SS Denali ends the era of passenger service for the Alaska Steamship Company as she makes her final departure and sails away for the ... Read More »

P&O Liners – San Francisco Bay – 1960s

1960s – Photo from Cruise History – San Francisco, California – P&O liners SS CANBERRA (docked at the Matson Line pier) and the SS ARCADIA (in background) sailing away. Read More »

GALE STORM DIES – STARRED IN “OH SUSANNA” THE FIRST TV SERIES ON A CRUISE SHIP

GALE STORM DIES – STARRED IN “OH SUSANNA” THE FIRST TV SERIES ON A CRUISE SHIP (BEATING OUT LOVE BOAT) – ABOARD AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINE’S SS PRESIDENT WILSON Gale Storm with ZaSu Pitts in the 1950s TV Series aboard a cruise ship. Cruise History looks at Gale Storm who starred in a TV series that took place aboard a cruise ... Read More »

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED 56 YEARS AGO ON JULY 25th

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 56 YEARS AGO. Cruise History looks back at July 25, 1956. The 56th Memorial Anniversary of the sinking of the Andrea Doria.  The first SOS reached the Coast Guard station in East Moriches, Long Island, and an armada of ships were dispatched to rescue more than 700 passengers. We look back at ... Read More »

PULLMAN IN BRITAIN – LUXURY DAY TRAVEL

Few people know that George Pullman’s hands stretched across the pond. The Pullman name existed in the United Kingdom for many years. Cruising the past looks at this famous British company, their Pullman trains and a video of the Brighton Belle. Youtube video of the final run of the PULLMAN BRIGHTON BELLE in 1972… The British Pullman Car Company was ... Read More »

THE PULLMAN COMPANY IN AMERICA

Cruising the past looks at rail travel in America aboard the Pullman Company sleeping cars – when trains were truly first class and cross-country rail trips were a cruise. For great coverage of The Pullman Company check this issue of Classic Trains and clink on this link. THE PULLMAN COMPANY George Pullman was inspired by an overnight train ride from ... Read More »

GRETA GARBO “SLEEPS” AT BERLIN’S HOTEL ADLON

GRETA GARBO “SLEEPS” AT BERLIN’S HOTEL ADLON – Travel Social History: Greta Garbo and many celebrities stayed at the HOTEL ADLON Kempinski. The finest hotel in BERLIN. One of the great hotels of the world.  Berlin was a port of call by train in 1929 — after sailing from New York to Germany aboard the SS BREMEN. Garbo and Mauritz ... Read More »

MATSON LINE QUIZ FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE – THE WHITE SHIPS…

Walt Disney and his family sailing away on the SS Lurline in the 1950s from Los Angeles to Honolulu.  The famous Matson Liner was a regular getaway for such stars as Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and on and on. Cruise Ship History looks at the retro time when getting to Honolulu was half the fun aboard ... Read More »

The Post Office aboard the Titanic.

The RMS Titanic ready to sail on her fateful voyage. Cruise line history looks at the Post Office aboard the Titanic. A little known part of the Titanic story. On April 9th, 1912 the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sunk less than three hours later, killing more than 1,500 people. Amongst the dead were five ... Read More »

Steamship Historical Society in Southern California aboard the Cunard Line’s famous QUEEN MARY

Cruising the past and cruise ship history is the focus of the Southern Calfornia chapter of the Steamship Historical Society of America.  They meet regularly on the former Cunard Liner QUEEN MARY in Long Beach, California and have produced a new promotional video. Steamship Historical Society of America’s Southern California Chapter highlights their work in educational outreach for members, school ... Read More »

FROM THE QE2 to the NORWEGIAN SUN – Crews doing musical videos.

A backstage view aboard the QE2 and Norwegian Sun.  Legend has it ship’s crews have more fun.  While they are partying – the passengers are watching jugglers, ventriloquists or versions of old Broadway Shows!  Here are two youtube videos to give you a look below deck so you can judge for yourself… This video was made by entertainers aboard the ... Read More »

QE2 could be moved to Cape Town from Dubai.

More cruise ship history for the legendary liner QE2! Cunard Line’s former luxury QE2 could be moved from Dubai to Cape Town according to news reports. Aft view – QE2. The owners of the QE2 have admitted the ship may be moved to another port before work to refurbish it and turn it into a floating hotel off Dubai begins. ... Read More »

Murder At Sea Aboard A Carnival Cruise To Mexico and a liner voyage aboard Union Castle Lines in the 1947 – Where are re-runs of The Love Boat when you need them?

Cruising the Past and Cruise Ship History. Murder At Sea Aboard A Carnival Cruise To Mexico and another aboard Union Castle Lines in the 1947 – Where are re-runs of The Love Boat when you need them? Murders aboard cruise ships and liners are nothing new. This one happened last week on Carnival and another one took place aboard a ... Read More »

THE FUTURE OF CRUISING

THE FUTURE OF CRUISING – Cruise Line History and Cruising The past… Why getting there is no longer half the fun! Ships use to be glamorous and elegant. Are these cruise ships just another horrifying version of a MOTEL SIX AT SEA or VEGAS alfoat? Its worse! Take a look at this video for a preview of what cruising is ... Read More »

The Prinzessin Victoria Luise – world’s first cruise ship.

The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship. Cruise Ship History and Cruising The Past – The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship.  Built for the Hamburg America Line, she was launched on June 29, 1900 and served as a cruising passenger ship until December 16, 1906 after being accidentally grounded off Jamaica. Credit for ... Read More »

Cruising The Past and Cruise Ship History features the maritime art of James A. Flood.

RMS TITANIC at 1:00 AM – Lifeboat, rockets and the sinking liner by James A. Flood. Cruising The Past and Cruise Ship History features the maritime art of James A. Flood. His website features paintings of ships (RMS Titanic, SS Lurline, SS Rex, etc.). There are ships biographies and photographs of some of his hand-built ship models. Jim is a ... Read More »

Website of the Month: Peter Knego’s Midship Century Collection of Furniture and Art from the great cruise ships and liners of the past.

Symbols Of Rome and the Ancients by one of 20th Century Italy’s most important ceramists salvaged from the MV VICTORIA – one of many of the Midship Century collection items recently sold. Cruising The Past presents our choice for website of the month: Peter Knego’s Midship Century. His website offers a vast array of fixtures and furnishings from the great ... Read More »