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RMS CARONIA – Cunard Line’s famed cruise ship during the 1950s. Promotional film on the ship’s annual Mediterranean Cruise.

Dining aboard the RMS Caronia from a 1950s World Cruise brochure. RMS CARONIA docked in Manhattan with the French Line’s Ile de France sailing out of New York Harbor for Europe in the background. RMS CARONIA – Cunard Line’s famed cruise ship during the 1950s. Promotional film on the ship’s annual Mediterranean Cruise. A Cunard Line advertising film, the cruise ... Read More »

Retro cruising on the “SS BERMUDA STAR” aboard the second all gay cruises – the ship was a.k.a. “SS Brenda Starr”…

Retro cruising on the “SS BERMUDA STAR” aboard the second all gay cruises – the ship was a.k.a. “SS Brenda Starr”… One of the first all gay cruises – Cruising on the SS BERMUDA STAR in 1987 aboard the second all gay cruises operated by RSVP.  It is a retro look at gay life.  Operated by gay pioneer RSVP the ... Read More »

The origin of Princess Cruises and their naming the “Princess” ships.

Cruise Line History: Exploring the origin of Princess Cruises and their naming the “Princess” ships.  Where did the name of each of their “Love Boat” cruise ships originate? A painting Cruising The Past commissioned of the first “Love Boat” and original cruise ship of Princess Cruises – the PRINCESS PATRICIA.  Ready to sail from Los Angeles, seen docked at the ... Read More »

RMS Queen Mary Newsreel – 1936 – The song heard is Horatio Nicholls’ “Queen of the Sea”!

Cruise history: RMS Queen Mary Newsreel – 1936 – The song heard is Horatio Nicholls’ “Queen of the Sea”! The RMS Queen Mary was a Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line) ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. She was designed to be Britain’s answer to the European super-liners of the late twenties and ... Read More »

The RMS Viceroy of India – P&O Line’s crowning achievement of the 1920s.

Cruise History: The RMS Viceroy of India was an ocean liner that was owned and operated by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd. of Great Britain. During World War II she was converted to and used as a troopship. The Viceroy of India was sunk in November of 1942 by German U-boat U-407. Her service was succeeded by ... Read More »

The other S.S. Rex – a gambling ship off Santa Monica, California in the 1930s and early 1940s.

The Italian ocean liner S.S. Rex. The Los Angeles gambling ship S.S. Rex. The other S.S. Rex – a gambling ship off Santa Monica, California in the 1930s and early 1940s. Besides the fabulous Italian ocean liner S.S. REX launched in 1931, there was another S.S. REX.  The far lesser (but profitable) SS REX was operated as a gambling ship ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES YOUTUBE VIDEO

The Flagship of America is in need of help…your help…and a vision to restore her. Please help save the SS United States! Cruise ship history: 22-year-old SS UNITED STATES Conservancy supporter Jonathan Doucette has crafted a sixty-second online commercial spot promoting the cause of saving our nation’s flagship.   A fierce advocate for the ship’s preservation, Doucette is a graduate of ... Read More »