Author Archives: Michael L. Grace

2010 CRUISE SHIP REVIEWS – The 2010 cruise ships giving a feeling of the great First Class liners of the past.

2010 CRUISE SHIP REVIEWS – We look at the best of the 2010 luxury, deluxe and premium class cruise lines and cruise ships. Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania and Holland America Line top the list. They give a feeling of the great First Class liners of the past. 1953 Time Remembered of First Class Travel – The great days of ... Read More »

SS ANDREA DORIA – A LINER LONG GONE

Cruising the Past – Cruise History – The tragedy of the liner SS ANDRA DORIA. A trans-Atlantic liner long gone. GREAT YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE ANDREA DORIA SS Andrea Doria was an ocean liner operated by the Italian Line (Società di Navigazione Italia).  Her home port was Genoa, Italy.  The elegant ship was tragically made famous for its loss in ... Read More »

2010 CHOICE FOR BEST HOTEL IN BERLIN – THE RITZ-CARLTON.

“Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible.” César Ritz (23 February 1850 – 24 October 1918) the famous Swiss hotelier and founder of several hotels, most famously the Hôtel Ritz, in Paris and ... Read More »

AMERICA’S AMUSEMENT PARKS DURING THE 1920s

CRUISING THE PAST – AMERICA’S AMUSEMENT PARKS DURING THE 1920s GREAT YOUTUBE VIDEO OF AMUSEMENT PARKS IN THE 1920s. Amusement park or theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or ... Read More »

MERRY CHRISTMAS – from SNOOPY THE MUSICAL

VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from CRUISING THE PAST… Cruising The Past: WHEN DO THE GOOD THINGS START from the hit London revival of SNOOPY. Cruising the Past: JUST ONE PERSON from the CBS ANIMATED SPECIAL of SNOOPY. Snoopy!!! The Musical is a musical comedy with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady – the book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur ... Read More »

THE GREAT BRITISH LINER – THE SS CANBERRA – THE LAST GASP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CRUISING THE PAST: THE SS CANBERRA – THE LAST GASP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE A great BBC youtube video of the SS CANBERRA returning from the Falklands. For 37 years the SS Canberra was a very familiar sight in Southampton’s Western Docks and in ports the world over, particularly Sydney which, it could be said, has been her second home. ... Read More »

KLM – THE OLDEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD GOES WITH BIOFUEL

CRUISING THE PAST: KLM – THE OLDEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD GOES WITH BIO-FUEL. Dutch airline company KLM inaugurates a biofuel flight on one of its passenger carrying 747’s – a combination of 50% biofuel and 50% jet fuel. The biofuel being used in this KLM flight will be made from camelina, a feedstock that produces 84% fewer emissions than ... Read More »

TITANIC THE MUSICAL

VIDEO of the Australian premiere production of Titanic the Musical. CRUISE HISTORY: TITANIC THE MUSICAL TO BE DONE AT KENNEDY CENTER. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS A BIG FAN OF THE MUSICAL ABOUT THE SINKING OF THE RMS TITANIC. THE MUSICAL WILL MAKE NEW CRUISE HISTORY AND IS A GREAT VIEW INTO CRUISING THE PAST. TITANIC THE MUSICAL The discovery of the ... Read More »