Monthly Archives: September 2010

MS EUROPA is awarded highest distinction for the being the number one cruise ship in the world. THE MS EUROPA is FIVE STARS.

Cruising The Past awards FIVE STARS to MS EUROPA = the highest distinction for the being the number one cruise ship in the world. Elegance afloat – aboard the contemporary MS EUROPA… awarded five stars! Cruising The Past awards the MS EUROPA of the highest distinction for the being the number one cruise ship reflecting the glory of the great ... Read More »

CELEBRITIES SAIL AWAY aboard the great liners – DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, KATHERINE HEPBURN, CARY GRANT, GRACE KELLY, SPENCER TRACY, JOHN GILBERT, JOAN CRAWFORD, JAMES MASON

CELEBRITIES SAIL AWAY aboard the great liners – DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, KATHERINE HEPBURN, CARY GRANT, GRACE KELLY, SPENCER TRACY, JOHN GILBERT, JOAN CRAWFORD, JAMES MASON… Up until the 1960s, many celebrities, executives, tourists, etc., still sailed by passenger ship.  Here are publicity photos of arrivals and departures. Actress Joan Crawford Posing with Husband Alfred Steele and Children Returning ... Read More »

Titanic’s last hours a ‘nest of confusion’

A controversial new account of why ‘Titanic’ sank has been met with scepticism by experts, writes FIONOLA MEREDITH FROM THE moment it sank beneath the north Atlantic, on April 14th, 1912, Titanic has been the object of endless conspiracy theories. There have been claims that the ship sank because the iceberg wasn’t spotted in time, or because a fire was ... Read More »

SAILING FROM CALIFORNIA TO HAWAII ABOARD MATSON LINE’S S.S. LURLINE

YOUTUBE – SAILING FROM CALIFORNIA TO HAWAII ABOARD MATSON LINE’S S.S. LURLINE YOUTUBE – View of Matson Line’s SS LURLINE – A home movie of the SS Lurline on Boat Day in Honolulu. Taken in the early 1960s, this scene was a regular occurrence in Honolulu during the golden era of steamship travel (1927-1978). Each week, Matson’s grand white passenger ... Read More »

SOCIAL HISTORY: Pop culture crooner icon from the 1950s – Eddie Fisher is gone. Made famous by marriages and recording of WISH YOU WERE HERE.

SOCIAL HISTORY: Pop culture crooner icon from the 1950s – Eddie Fisher is gone – made famous by vocal from Broadway musical WISH YOU WERE HERE. Eddie Fisher sings WISH YOU WERE HERE in this youTube video. It covers his life, hits and career. The recording is the title song of the Broadway musical by the same name. Fisher’s rendering ... Read More »

HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE

The great Cunard Liner – the RMS Queen Mary – the most famous of them all! HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE Cunard Line is the gold standard for transatlantic ocean liner cruising. Cunard’s current success rests upon a rich heritage of 170 years of building and operating ocean liners on transatlantic voyages. From its earliest days, the Cunard name has ... Read More »

Cruise Talk Show interviews Michael L. Grace.

Michael L. Grace started out as a writer on THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote the lead segment on this episode starring Anne Baxter – star of “Sunset Blvd.” The number one Cruise Talk Show spoke with Michael L. Grace recently.   The interview centered around his new book: ITS THE LOVE BOAT – How a TV Series changed the cruise industry. ... Read More »

P&O LINE’S SS HIMALAYA

Wonderful historical youTube video of P&O Line’s S.S. HIMALAYA. SS Himalaya was a passenger liner of 27,955 grt built for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company by Vickers Armstrong’s Barrow Yard and delivered to them in 1949. She was initially employed solely on the Company’s service from the UK to Australia but was latterly also employed on crusing duties ... Read More »

ALASKA CRUISE – 1950s – $9.00 a day FIRST CLASS

ALASKA CRUISE YouTube RETRO VIDEO – AUGUST 1954 – a great look at crusing during the 1950s… This is a wonderful historical video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on a cruise to Alaska and the Inside Passage. A retro 50s look at a style of cruising and travel now vanished. Views of the ship leaving the Port ... Read More »