SS NORMANDIE – The greatest luxury liner in history…
Black Ball Line in New York, Advertisement in 1818, was the first shipping company to offer regularly scheduled service from the United States to England and to be concerned with the comfort of their passengers.
By the 1830s steamships were introduced and dominated the transatlantic market of passenger and mail transport.
English companies dominated the market at this time, led by the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet (later the Cunard Line).
On July 4, 1840, Britannia , the first ship under the Cunard name, left Liverpool with a cow on board to supply fresh milk to the passengers on the 14-day transatlantic crossing. The advent of pleasure cruises is linked to the year 1844, and a new industry began.
RMS QUEEN MARY