Monthly Archives: November 2009

P&O’s SS HIMALAYA

S/S Himalaya was the first new passenger liner of the postwar period for P&O. The Himalaya was a splendid ship and the fastest and largest ship P&O had ever owned until that time. She had a top speed of 25 knots. The Himalaya was a contemporary of Orient Line’s Orcades and these ships marked a gradual coming together of the ... Read More »

SAILING TO JAPAN DURING THE JAZZ AGE

CRUISING THE PAST – SAILING TO JAPAN DURING THE JAZZ AGE – ACROSS THE PACIFIC – ABOARD THE NYK LINES AND OSK LINES Jazz Age Destination – 1920s – YouTube video – great films of the fabulous Orient before WW2. M/S Asama Maru (1929) and M/S Tatsutu Maru (1930) – NYK Line One of Japan’s proudest periods in passenger shipping ... Read More »

OASIS OF THE SEA IS FIVE TIMES THE SIZE OF THE RMS TITANIC – THE OASIS HAS BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE UGLIEST SHIPS IN THE WORLD

FIVE TIMES BIGGER THAN THE RMS TITANIC – THE OASIS OF THE SEAS Departs Finland. A new chapter in Cruise History. The Oasis has also been voted one of the ugliest ships in the world. THE OASIS OF THE SEAS – Aft view. THE DOOMED TITANTIC CRUISE HISTORY: OASIS OF THE SEAS, the world’s largest cruise ship, passes the island ... Read More »

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD – TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MERCER

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY – HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD – TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MERCER GREAT YOUTUBE VIDEO OF HOLLYWOOD HISTORY – CLICK TO PLAY John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American songwriter and singer. As a songwriter, he is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who ... Read More »

The Orient Steam Navigation Company

ORCADES in Sydney Cruising Line History: The Orient Steam Navigation Company, also known as the Orient Line, was a British shipping company with roots going back to the late eighteenth century. From the early twentieth century onwards an association began with P&O that eventually culminated in the Orient Line being totally absorbed into that company in the 1960s. Ten Pound ... Read More »

Rosa Rio at the Tampa Theatre Wurlitzer Organ playing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” – She’s 107 and the oldest living theatre organist in the world.

Social History: Rosa Rio at the Tampa Theatre Wurlitzer Organ – She’s 107 and the oldest living theatre organist in the world.  She was also a famous staff organist for NBC.  She played for such famous radio shows as: Lorenzo Jones, The Shadow and Town Hall Tonight. Be sure to click on the You Tube Video arrow above – to ... Read More »