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Classic Retro Video – Cruising to Alaska in the 1950s from Seattle aboard the SS Alaska…

Classic Retro Video – Cruising to Alaska in the 1950s from Seattle aboard the SS Alaska…

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Sailing day meant excitement for the Alaska Steamship Company liners. Here is the SS Alaska sailing from Seattle in 1952.

Cruising The Past (www.cruiselinehistory.com) classic video of  the SS ALASKA sailing to Alaska and the Inside Passage from Seattle in 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 of Seattle, with streamers, confetti and visitors waving goodbye – something rarely seen today. See the ship sail up the inside passage… with passengers dancing, dining, playing shuffleboard and man nostalgic scenes of an Alaska steamship far different from the massive ships sailing the Inland Passage today. The Alaska Steamship Company operated passenger service from Seattle to all ports in Alaska from 1895 until 1954. During the summer weekly sailings visited the Inside Passage. The line challenged all kinds of winter conditions and operated year round offering regular sailings as far north as Nome. These are family films and footage taken during the 1920s through the 1950s. 

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ROTARY CLUB visiting Alaska in the 1930s aboard the SS ALASKA…

Video Includes: Views of the ship leaving the Port of Seattle, with streamers, confetti and visitors waving goodbye – something rarely scene today. See the ship sail up the inside passage… with passengers dancing, dining, playing shuffleboard and man nostalgic scenes of an Alaska steamship far different from the massive ships sailing the Inland Passage today. The Alaska Steamship Company operated passenger service from Seattle to all ports in Alaska from 1895 until 1954. During the summer weekly sailings visited the Inside Passage. The line challenged all kinds of winter conditions and operated year round offering regular sailings as far north as Nome. These are family films and footage taken during the 1920s through the 1950s.

For complete Alaska historical cruise information and background on the Alaska Steamship Company please go to this page on our site.

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SS Alaska – ready to sail from Ketchikan, Alaska back to Seattle… 

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