Rare candid moment of Greta Garbo’s departure from Sweden in 1929 aboard the Swedish American Line’s MS GRIPSHOLM. Greta Garbo made her first voyage to the USA on the Drottningholm in 1925. The video of her departure from Gothenburg in this clip, after a brief visit to Sweden. For the following information we wish to thank Lars Hemingstam and his ... Read More »
Monthly Archives: January 2010
HAITI – A 1929 VIDEO GLIMPSE OF A FORMER PARADISE (HIT YESTERDAY BY A DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE) ABOARD A CRUISE BY THEMS KUNGSHOLM IN 1929
HAITI – A 1929 VIDEO GLIMPSE OF A FORMER PARADISE (HIT YESTERDAY BY A DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE) ABOARD A CRUISE BY THE MS KUNGSHOLM. 1929 CRUISE TO HAITI ABOARD THE MS KUNGSHOLM This is a very interesting and detailed video of Haiti during a 1929 cruise – before dictatorships, exploitation, corruption and now a devastating tragic earthquake. For the following information ... Read More »
1954 VIDEO CRUISE TO ALASKA – During the last year of the Alaska Steamship Company’s Passenger Operation.
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CRUISING THE PAST: THE GREAT PULLMAN STREAMLINERS THAT SERVED PALM SPRINGS FROM THE 1920s UNTIL THE 1950s.
CRUISING THE PAST: THE GREAT PULLMAN STREAMLINERS THAT SERVED GLAMOROUS PALM SPRINGS FROM THE 1920s UNTIL THE 1950s. A promotion from the Southern Pacific (Grace Collection). Read More »
SS UNTIED STATES – New York wants the great ship to return. Great video of sailing on a cruise to the West Indies during 1964.
Proposal to bring the SS UNITED STATES back to Manhattan. Cruise Ship History: More steamship history with a video cruise aboard the SS United States. In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved wife Frieda. Here, set to the music of the ship’s ... Read More »
FIFTY YEARS AGO – THE SLOGAN WAS NEXT TIME TAKE THE TRAIN – YOU WOULD TRAVEL PULLMAN FOR COMFORT AND SAFETY – TODAY AMTRAK IS AN INSULT TO THE HISTORY OF USA PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE
Amtrak Passengers Stuck On ‘Train From Hell’ For Almost 24 Hours on the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR. Amtrak being allowed to ues the name CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR is an insult to one of the great streamliners in American history (pictured to the left). The slogan for the Pullman Company was “next time take the train.” You would be able to travel in Pullman ... Read More »
Ships and The Sea: HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE PROMOTIONAL FILM – EARLY 1960s – SAIL ON A HAPPY SHIP – Part 2 YOU TUBE VIDEO – CRUISING THE PAST – Part Two of a Holland-America Line promotional film for Trans-Atlantic service aboard their new flagship TSS ROTTERDAM. The narration is in Dutch. Great views of the wonderful Rotterdam, life at sea and ... Read More »
Ships and The Sea: HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE PROMOTIONAL FILM – EARLY 1960s – SAIL ON A HAPPY SHIP – Part 1 YOU TUBE VIDEO – CRUISING THE PAST – Part One of a Holland-America Line promotional film for Trans-Atlantic service aboard their new flagship TSS ROTTERDAM. The narration is in Dutch. Great views of the wonderful Rotterdam. SS ROTTERDAM ARRIVING NEW ... Read More »
A link to the elegance of the past: 2010 Choice for one of the Best Small Hotel in Paris: the Renaissance Vendome
A link to the elegance of the past – our 2010 choice and review for one of the best boutique hotels in Paris – the Renaissance Vendome Hotel. Video of Paris – during the 1920s. One can never capture the feeling of cruising the past in most hotels today. That chic traveling public is gone. Clients arriving from a trans-Atlantic ... Read More »
Above – a view from the past. Telegrams, Telegraphs and Radiograms. This is how you use to communicate from Europe. Instead of excellent services like the Western Union Telegram you have no choice but to use a company called IBAHN when in Europe. IBAHN has to be one of the great rip-offs of the 21st Century. And its headquarters ... Read More »