CANADIAN PACIFIC’S “EMPRESS OF RUSSIA” FEATURED IN FAMOUS 1933 JAPANESE FILM – Scenes of the EMPRESS OF RUSSIA sailing from Yokohama in the 1930s

This is the first in a series of steamships and cruise ships from the past featured in films or television. These are scenes of Canadian Pacific’s liner EMPRESS OF RUSSIA leaving Yokohama, Japan, from Shimizu Hiroshi’s MINATO NO NIHON MUSUME (Japanese Girls at the Harbor) filmed in 1933. Until security restrictions in the 1990s, there was an entire ritual for ... Read More »

DOES MADONNA KNOW THAT EVITA (EVA PERON) HAD TWO CRUISE SHIPS NAMED AFTER HER?

The Argentine liners were called the SS EVITA and the SS EVA PERON. They were similar in design to the SS JUAN PERON. The ships ran from Argentina (South America) to Europe and the USA. Eva Peron “Mother of Argentina, the SS EVITA and SS EVA PERON” Argentina was the only South American country to operate long distance intercontinental ocean ... Read More »

SS PRESIDENT CLEVELAND – FAREWELL DINNER – CAVIAR – American President Lines passenger ship enroute to Japan and China – 1949

Menu – Farewell Dinner – SS PRESIDENT CLEVELAND – 1949 Beluga-Molossol Caviar was served for the SS President Cleveland’s “Farewell Dinner” on October 5, 1949 prior to arriving in Yokohama, Japan. The SS President Cleveland’s had just completing her trans-Pacific liner crossing from San Francisco and Los Angeles via Honolulu, Hawaii. The sleek 1940s modern lobby of the SS PRESIDENT ... Read More »

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – SS VEENDAM – 16-DAY CRUISE TO THE WEST INDIES – $230 PER PERSON (1928)

  Holland-America Line was offering cruises to Havana, Jamaica, Panama, Curacao. La Guayra and Caracas (Venezuela), Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, St. Thomas, Porto Rico and Bermuda. First class fares started at $230 per person aboard the S.S. Veendam. The sailings were in 1928. A year before the Great Depression. Today a similar cruise would be $2200 per person. __________________________________________________ CLICK HERE ... Read More »

AROUND THE WORLD BY SHIP – $970 FIRST CLASS – SS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE

Around The World Cruise in 1939 aboard the SS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE started at $970 First Class per person. The cruise was close to a 100 days in length. That meant the lucky passenger was paying close to $10 a day for first class passage that included transportation, accommodations and meals. A similar cruise today would start at $21,000 per person. ... Read More »

FLEET WEEK – MEMORIAL DAY – NEW YORK CITY – 2008

A color guard team parades the flag during the Sunset Parade aboard USS Monterey (CG 61) at Stapleton Pier on Staten Island, N.Y., on May 24. Saluting the colors, from left, are Vice Adm. Marty Chanik, commander, U.S. Navy Second Fleet; Capt. Todd W. Bostock, commanding officer, USS Monterey (CG 61); Rear Adm. Frank Pandolfe, commander, Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike ... Read More »

SS AMERICA – Maiden Voyage – 1940

SS AMERICA – Sailing from New York on her maiden voyage The SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West ... Read More »

In 1960 Trans-Atlantic Steamship Line services from New York to Europe were still going strong with almost daily sailings – Starting at $412.50 one-way first class on the Queen Mary or Queen Elizabeth.

New York’s Liner Row – Early 1960s The following are listings of schedules and minimum fares for Trans-Atlantic steamship service taken from the April 1960 issue of the Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines. Even in April and May 1960 (less than fifty years ago) there was almost daily steamship service from New York to Europe. Lines ... Read More »

EARLY AMERICAN STREAMLINED TRAINS – During the Golden Age of Rail Travel…

THIS booklet was designed to provide a brief, running commentary on the country along the trail of The Milwaukee Road between Lake Michigan and the Pacific Coast for the great streamliner – OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA. This is a view of the dome car. EARLY AMERICAN STREAMLINED TRAINS… Preserved Chesapeake & Ohio No. 490 “Class L 4-6-4” steam locomotive showing the streamlining ... Read More »