Hollywood on the high seas…
Debbie Reynolds on the Cunard Lines...

Hollywood on the high seas…

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  • History of the Cunard Line… 175 years crossing the pond…
  • Before the flights between New York and Europe were a mere formality, the only way to reach America was aboard a glamorous luxury liner.
Deck games on the Queens...

Deck games on the Queens…

Dress-codes were enforced day and night – no shorts and tank tops.

History of the Cunard Line… great video…

  • Champagne was available at any hour. Hollywood divas found themselves in open sea for epic journeys.
  • This year the great Cunard Line celebrates 175 years of Transatlantic history.
Charlie Chaplin on Cunard...

Charlie Chaplin on Cunard…

Clark Gable coming aboard one of the Queens...

Clark Gable coming aboard one of the Queens…

  • Following a summer of celebrations marking its 175th anniversary, Cunard has released a set of nostalgic snapshots from the line’s image archive that capture the grandeur and glamour it is still famous for today.
Dining aboard the Queens in First Class...

Dining aboard the Queens in First Class…

  • The collection of stunning photographs – taken during the 20th century – show the opulence of Cunard’s first class lounges, dining rooms and promenades as well as some of the famous guests to have graced its decks, including singer Bing Crosby, legendary actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor, ‘the King of Hollywood’ himself, Clark Gable, screen beauty Rita Hayworth and Nelson Mandela.

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About Michael L. Grace

During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…