Cruise Ships & Liners

THE FIRST CRUISE SHIP WAS A “PRINCESS”: – The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship.

THE FIRST CRUISE SHIP WAS A “PRINCESS”: – The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship. The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship. Cruise Ship History and Cruising The Past – The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship. Built for the Hamburg America Line, she was launched on June 29, 1900 and ... Read More »

Cruise Line History and Social History– PANAMA PACIFIC LINES finished – New York to California via Havana and the Panama Canal – From 1938 TIME MAGAZINE

Many American flag steamship lines — APL, Matson, Moore-McCormick, Grace, etc. — faced a similar fate as Panama Pacific Lines did when the US withdrew their mail and operating subsidies to carry military personnel in the 1960s. The same fate happened to the American railway system in the late 1960s when the US withdrew railway post offices. The result was ... Read More »

HAVANA CRUISE – $160 and UP

HAVANA CRUISE – 10 TO 17 DAYS – $160 – April, 1928 Ad in Travel Magazine he New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company, commonly called the Ward Line, was a shipping company that operated from 1841 until liquidated in 1954. The company’s steamers linked New York with Nassau, Havana, and Mexican Gulf ports. After a series of disasters in ... Read More »

HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE

Social History: History of The Cunard Line Cunard Line was the only company to continue regular transatlantic ocean crossings by liners after the 1970s.  The French Line, Italian Line, the United States Line had gone out of business.  Swedish America Line, Holland America Line along with Home Lines continued but only operating cruise ships.  Liner service between New York and ... Read More »

GREAT VIDEO BY CRUISE ENTERTAINERS – WHAT YOU DON’T SEE!

Instead of those boring shows presented by the cruise lines – the ship’s should rely on their entertainers.   This is a great video of cast members doing their own show instead of the slop created by dreary “stars” like Barry Manilow. All those cruise lines advertise what great times the passengers are having.   They’re wrong. You use to ... Read More »

SOCIAL AND CRUISE HISTORY: ARE THESE PHOTOS FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA? TAKE A GUESS OR CONTRIBUTE. DO YOU KNOW?

Paul Swift sent us the following great photos.  The ship is departing.  Crowds, streamers and farewells.  Paul couldn’t exactly state where the ship was departing from and had no record in connection with these photos.  He suspected it was Sydney, Australia.  I consulted maritime expert Peter Knego, Maritime Matters, and he thought it was most likely Sydney.  He pointed out ... Read More »

Help Save the S.S. United States – The Pride of a Nation – Time is running out for the great American Liner – It could be soon headed for the scrap heap.

Great Video – save the SS UNITED STATES Every ship has a soul – Franklin D. Roosevelt The great steamships and liners – UNITED STATES, AMERICA, CONSTITUTION, BRAZIL, SANTA ROSA, LURLINE, PRESIDENT WILSON – were the pride of the nations that built them, an integral part of history, and a glorious symbol of an age passed. Their preservation should have ... Read More »

A HISTORY OF SHIPBOARD EDUCATION – MV EXPLORER – 1910 TO 2010

Holland-America Line History – In 1926 the University World Cruise set out from the New York harbor (Hoboken) aboard the Holland America Line Ryndam for a seven month odyssey that visited 35 countries A History of Shipboard Education Click Here To Visit the SEMESTER AT SEA ORGANIZATION Nearly 100 years ago, the idea for a floating university that would travel ... Read More »

Titanic History – TITANIC the movie vs. TITANIC the sinking.

TITANIC THE MOVIE vs RMS TITANIC THE SINKING. Titanic ( released – 1997) – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane based a screenplay by director James Cameron, whose fictional love story is intertwined with a chronicle of the April 1912 Titanic sinking. CLICK HERE to check out this excellent website to view the comparisons between Ttitanic the ... Read More »

TITANIC HISTORY – THE ONLY EXISTING FILM FOOTAGE OF THE TRAGIC LINER

TITANIC HISTORY – The history of the RMS Titanic – Cunard History TITANIC HISTORY – THE ONLY EXISTING FILM FOOTAGE OF THE TRAGIC LINER PART 1 – EXCELLENT TITANIC DOCUMENTARY PART 2 – EXCELLENT TITANIC DOCUMENTARY The history of the RMS Titanic has enthralled the world quite unlike any other shipwreck known to man. A number of books, articles and ... Read More »