Monthly Archives: October 2010

From America’s great railways in the 1950s to China’s latest high-speed rail line.

China’s latest new high-speed passenger rail line halves travel time between Shanghai and the eastern city of Hangzhou China on Tuesday unveiled what it described as the world’s fastest bullet train, which will connect two of the country’s industrial hubs traveling at an average speed of 350 km per hour. What American train travel use to be like:  Take a ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth aboard the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth

Liner and Cruise Ship History – Queen Elizabeth aboard the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth beside a portrait of herself on the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth. CUNARD’S NEW 2,092-passenger ocean liner Queen Elizabeth – successor to the QE2 which retired in 2008 – was launched by Queen Elizabeth on October 11th, when she smashed a bottle of ... Read More »

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Sailing Around The World

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Liner History – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World The SOUTHERN CROSS in 1965 – transiting the Panama Canal – on her regular world cruise service. Cruise History: Shaw Savill Line – The Last Ocean Liners Deck games on Shaw Savill. The Shaw Savill & Albion Company built two advanced one-class ocean liners for ... Read More »

A QUEEN CHRISTENS A QUEEN – CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH

Cunard’s much-awaited new ocean liner, the 2,092-passenger Queen Elizabeth, was christened today by HRM Queen Elizabeth today in Southampton, England. (Left: Queen Elizabeth christens the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth.) Great Britian’s HRM Queen Elizabeth II today christened the historic Cunard Line’s third ship to bear the Queen Elizabeth name in a rousing dockside ceremony along the Southampton waterfront. “I name ... Read More »

THE SINKING OF A PRINCESS

THE SINKING OF A PRINCESS – 1952 and the final moments of the Canadian Pacific small liner SS PRINCESS KATHLEEN.   She sank off Alaskan waters. The Princess Kathleen sails to Alaska. Passengers rescued – on the rocks. The Alaskan waters claim a Princess. The Canadian Pacific Princess Kathleen was a popular coastal passenger operated by Canadian Pacific Steamships.  She was ... Read More »

CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES IN SOUTHAMPTON

CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES IN SOUTHAMPTON – LATEST VIDEO The new 92,400 tonne Queen Elizabeth liner has arrived at the Southampton docks, where she will officially be named by  Queen Elizabeth on Monday. Built in a shipyard in northern Italy, the latest addition to the Cunard fleet, the liner replaces the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) which made its ... Read More »

A SAILING COMMEMORATING THE RMS TITANIC VOYAGE

A grand cruise that will make you part of history. The voyage… A SAILING COMMEMORATING THE RMS TITANIC VOYAGE ABOARD THE DELUXE CRUISE-SHIP MS BALMORAL Click here for full information on the cruise. British travel firm Miles Morgan Travel are taking reservations for this unique cruise that will commemorate the Titanic’s tragic voyage in April 1912. Our voyage of a ... Read More »

A GLIPSE OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC LINERS

Ad from Holiday Magazine in 1947… This nostalgic and highly detailed painting by Gordon Bauwens shows the liner anchored off Greenock in 1960. The family of a serving officer watch from the Esplanade as the liner Empress of Britain, attended by a Clyde puffer, prepares for her imminent transatlantic departure. The turbine steamer Queen Mary II on a day-cruise ‘doon ... Read More »