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 »
Monthly Archives: July 2009
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 – 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 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 »
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 »