THE RMS CARONIA… most famous of all cruise-ships…

A pre-luncheon drink aboard the RMS Caronia...

The Last Word in Luxury Travel With her fabulous art-deco interiors and high crew to passenger ratio, the RMS Caronia very soon began to establish a highly enviable reputation as probably the most luxurious ocean liner afloat at that time. Elizabeth Taylor on Cunard’s RMS Caronia. Reports in all the leading periodicals pointed toward a ship that had set new ... Read More »

The Great Liners… wonderful moments…

06 Jul 1946, New York State, USA --- Original caption: New York: Garbo Sails For Visit To Homeland. Greta Garbo, Swedish film star, is pictured aboard the liner Gripsholm before she left for a visit to her homeland. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Great Garbo sails away…  Cruise Ship History – The great ocean liners are now just memories on films. From Cunard Line to the French Line these great youTUBE videos from newsreel footage and home movies keep the memories alive!  Atlantic, Cruise History, cruise line history, uber, cruise ship history, cruise ships ,cruising the past, cunard line, french line, Holland America Line, Matson ... Read More »

The CITY OF DETROIT III…

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A great steamer of a bygone era. In the era before jetliners and freeways, many Detroiters traveled in floating hotels, and for nearly forty years, the City of Detroit III whisked families away aboard the most opulent palace sailing the Great Lakes. The beginning of the 20th century, trips on smoke-belching steamships were commonplace, whether Detroiters boarded steamers to Belle ... Read More »

SS NORMANDIE on film…

Charles Boyer and Wife on Ship Deck

A great film on the SS Normandie…  Atlantic, Cruise History, cruise line history, uber, cruise ship history, cruise ships ,cruising the past, cunard line, french line, Holland America Line, Matson Line, New York, ss normandie, Titanic,united states lines,videos normandie,world war 2, the love boat Read More »

Carnival Corp. Teams With Chinese Wealth Fund to Build Chinese Brand… Costa and Princess soon to be sailing from Shanghai

Early President liner in China...

Carnival Corp. will launch a Chinese cruise brand with financing from a Chinese sovereign wealth fund, bringing the cruise giant’s portfolio to 11 global cruise brands. Up until the late 1940s, American ships sailed to China from San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Crystal Symphony sails the foggy Kanmon Strait to Kochi. Crystal could be next to serve the deluxe Chinese market. China ... Read More »

SS United States to be scrapped…

SS United States sent to the scrapheap by US Government...

Historic luxury passenger liner that ferried presidents, superstars and royalty between America and Europe heading for junkyard The SS United States powers through the water in her heyday Marilyn Monroe, JFK and the Mona Lisa all enjoyed the luxurious Atlantic crossing provided by the Titanic-sized SS United States. As for the USA… no sense of history… a nightmarish cabal of ... Read More »

Downtown Los Angeles to Beverly Hills – via Hollywood and West Hollywood – aboard Pacific Electric’s big “Red Cars” during the 1950s…

The Big Red Cars to West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Van Nuys, Pasadena, etc.

Big Red Cars heading for West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and connections to Santa Monica. (Left) This car is coming from Los Angeles via Hollywood and (right) this car is coming from Los Angeles. They are meeting at Fairfax and Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles used to have a public transit system that covered about 25 percent more track mileage than ... Read More »

THE SS MANHATTAN… created the “Manhattan” cocktail… right out of Prohibition…

No more prohibition aboard the SS Manhattan for these girls at the bar. They are enjoying the "Manhattan" or "Martini" made with scotch and sweet vermouth.

At the time of their construction, the Manhattan and her sister ship, the Washington, also built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, were the largest liners ever built in the United States, and Manhattan was the first large liner built in the US since 1905. The Manhattan and the Washington were two of the few pure liners built by New York ... Read More »

The all-Pullman PANAMA LIMITED

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The Panama Limited was a passenger train operated by the Illinois Central Railroad between Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. It operated from 1911 to 1971. The Panama Limited took its name from the Panama Canal, then under construction and three years from completion. For most of its career the train was “all-Pullman,” carrying sleeping cars only. The Panama Limited ... Read More »

50th Anniversary of Princess Cruises – “THE LOVE BOAT”

Fred Grandy (left) followed his tour of duty on “The Love Boat” by going into politics. He and cast members walk hand in hand, May 30, 1983, at the Great Wall near Beijing, China. From left to right: Grandy, Ted Lange, Jill Whalen, Gavin MacLeod, Lauren Tewes and Bernie Kopell. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

The SS Princess Patricia was the first “Love Boat”! For those not old enough to recall the ABC-TV series, “The Love Boat” debuted in 1977 and lasted until 1986. The series showcased cruising to the mass market. It is safe to say that ‘The Love Boat” single handedly introduced the concept of vacation cruising to the masses and was responsible ... Read More »