Horror evacuation videos aboard Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia – Filipino crews were brave – American owned cruise lines barely pay affordable wages.

(Left: Israeli-American Billionaire Micky Arison, CEO of Carnival Corp, hid out in Miami while Costa Concorida passengers suffered) Cruise History and Liner History: Horror evacuation videos aboard Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia.  Getting there is not half the fun  American congressional members refuse to investigate after two US Citizens die. Were the American politicians paid off by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)? ... Read More »

Union Steam’s luxurious T.S.S. Awatea was the “only way to cross” the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand in the late 1930s!

The T.S.S. AWATEA Cruise History: Far away from the Trans-Atlantic services – “Down Under” – Union Steam Ship Company operated a fleet of excellent passenger ships between Australia and New Zealand until 1960. The Awatea was the ultimate statement in luxurious service and was the only way to cross the Tasman Sea in the late 1930s. Unfortunately, this beautiful jewel ... Read More »

The Princess Victoria disaster – could it happen again?

Cruise and Liner History – The Princess Victoria disaster – could it happen again? 59 years ago, on January 31,1953, the British ferry “Princess Victoria” foundered in severe weather off the Irish coast. She sank shortly after 1400 local time, taking 128 people with her. One of those was the ship’s Radio Officer, David Broadfoot, who continued sending distress messages ... Read More »

French Line’s SS CHAMPLAIN

Ahoy There!  Brooke Astor – The late Brooke Astor, from the 1900s to 1950s, sailed trans-Atlantic on scores of famous liners including the SS Champlain.  These were not cruise ships but floating palaces known as ocean liners.  They would have had three or four classes of travel… First, Cabin, Tourist, 3rd Class and Steerage.  Brooke Astor sailed first or cabin. ... Read More »

Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp and Italian Govt. call off search for missing American victims of Costa Concordia disaster.

Micky Arison (CEO of Carnival Corp and owners of the sinking Costa Concordia) watched basketball game in Miami, while an American couple are presumed missing and lost at sea. Arison, an Israeli-American citizen, refused to head to Italy in support of cruise victims. Instead Arison’s Carnival Corp offered victims of cruise ship disaster $14,000 plus change for their horrifying experience. ... Read More »

History of Carnival Corp’s CUNARD LINE… when “Getting There WAS Half The Fun”!

Cruise and Liner History – History of The Cunard Line… The great Cunard Liner – the RMS Queen Mary – the most famous of them all! “Getting there USE to be half the fun” – Cunard Line is another Carnival Corp (Micky Arinson brand).  There is hardly anything English about it.  I sailed last year in Grill Class aboard the ... Read More »

What is the US Congress going to do about this? Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp tells Costa Concordia passengers they are only worth $14,400. Arison appears cheaper than Sir Bruce Ismay of the RMS Titanic disaster.

Video of Panic and Rescue – American couple among the missing on Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia… “Carnival is rotten! The people run for their lives, some losing their life, and the best this huge cruise ship company can do is off only a piddly 14,000 Dollars? Because a drunk Captain sunk the ship they were on, how can they ever ... Read More »

NOAH GREENBERG’S new website on youth hostel and celebrating the 100 year history of Youth Hostels…

The first permanent hostel, Alenta Castle in Germany… (Left: Noah Greenberg) Noah Greenberg is a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has come up with an excellent website for making youth hostel reservations: hostels.findthebest.com. Noah is an expert on this famous alternative style of accommodations dating back to 1909.  Following a trip to Australia and Thailand this ... Read More »

LOS ANGELES TO HAWAII – 1927

Menu from the LASSCO STEAMSHIP CALAWAII – Honolulu to Los Angeles crossing in 1927… Cruise and Liner History: Hollywood to Honolulu – The Los Angeles Steamship Company’s Voyages to Hawaii in the Roaring ‘20s History of the LOS ANGELES STEAMSHIP COMPANY. LASCCO. The Los Angeles Steamship Company or LASSCO was a passenger and freight shipping company based in Los Angeles, California. The ... Read More »

Carnival Corp’s COSTA CONCORDIA and other tragedies at sea. The SS MORRO CASTLE…

Cruise and Liner History… Our thanks to shipgeek.com and Mark Perry for this excellent video: The SS Morro Castle was launched in 1930, and had her maiden voyage from New York to Havana in August of that year. Only four short years later, a mysterious fire broke out on board that has never been explained, rapidly spreading throughout the liner ... Read More »

Carnival Corp’s COSTA CONCORDIA Ship Accident Stirs Thoughts of the ITIALIAN LINE’S ANDREA DORIA.

Excellent Video on the ANDREA DORIA. Cruise and Liner History – Carnival Corp’s COSTA CONCORDIA Ship Accident Stirs Thoughts of the ITIALIAN LINE’S ANDREA DORIA. The world was shocked and astounded to learn of the wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan coast. How could a modern, state-of-the-art passenger vessel have succumbed to such a gross ... Read More »

Carnival Corp offers 30% discount to shipwrecked Costa Concordia passengers on future Costa Cruises. Is this a sick joke?

Carnival Corp thanks passengers of the sinking COSTA CONCORDIA by offering a 30% discount on future cruises.  Are they kidding? Carnival Corp’s CEO Micky Arison.  His company is now offering a 30% discount to shipwrecked victims of the Costa Concordia on future cruises.  Is this a sick joke?  Who is doing Carnival’s PR? Descendants of Joseph Geobbels? Cruise and Liner ... Read More »

GETTING THERE IS NO LONGER HALF THE FUN! COSTA CONCORDIA YOUNG DISABLED PASSENGER TOLD TO “SUE US” BY MICKY ARISON’S CARNIVAL CORP – CEO Micky Arison hires Burson-Masteller. A group of corporate media flacks to control Carnival Corp nightmare!

The Carnival Corp manner of cruising… watch this video about one of their ships… COSTA CONCORDIA YOUNG DISABLED PASSENGER TOLD TO “SUE US” BY MICKY ARISON’S CARNIVAL CORP – Is it time to boycott Carnival cruises and their brands?  Is the captain to blame or the American owners?  Carnival Corp hires Brit media flacks Burson-Marsteller to handle cruise line nightmare? ... Read More »

KIRBY SOMMERS reports on THE MURKY WATERS OF CARNIVAL CORP (OWNERS OF THE COSTA CONCORDIA) – Is the disaster the captain’s fault or the owners?

COSTA CONCORDIA – The captain’s fault or…?  Is Carnival Corp making the captain a scapegoat to avoid questions about  management or problems with the ship? Carnival Corp’s first ship the Mardis Gras (former Empress of Canada) ran aground on maiden voyage. History repeats itself.  Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia hit land and so did Carnival’s first ship.  In 1972 the maiden ... Read More »

CRUISING AT YOUR OWN RISK. The RMS TITANIC tickets are smilar to Carnival Corp’s contract. US Congress has done nothing to regulate cruise industry. Nothing has changed for the rights of passengers.

CARNIVAL CORP (owner of the Costa Concordia) has a history of management problems regarding their ships and many lines… Carnival Corp (owners of the Costa Concordia) have had a history of unsupervised near tragedies.  A  fire began with an unsupervised cutting and welding operation in a laundry room on board the Carnival Ecstasy on July 20, 1998, while the ship ... Read More »

SOLAS LAW proves to be overdue for revision after Costa Concordia disaster. SS Yarmouth Castle horrendous fire recalled.

A South Korean passenger walks with Italian firefighters after being rescued from the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground near the Tuscan island of Giglioa – after spending two days in a cabin two decks above the water line. It is understood the pair, who are 29 years old, are in good condition. Cruise and liner history: SOLAS ... Read More »

SOPA – More “neo-Nazi” like laws from the U.S. Government to shut down the internet. Backed by congress, the MPAA and the US Chamber.

“Defeating this is a victory for free speech. Sad to see how big money and corporate greed can work to curb free speech if we the masses are less vigilant.” Social History: More “Nazi” like laws from the U.S. Government to shut down the internet.  Call your representatives today and complain to the neo-Nazis that are ruining the USA. What ... Read More »

GOOD LUCK TO VICTIMS OF CARNIVAL CORP’S COSTA CONCORDIA…Wait until they read the Carnival Corp passage contract…

“It was dog eat dog…” Passenger aboard the Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia… Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia Captain hauled off to jail. Passengers aboard the stricken Costa cruise ship say that they observed Italian Master Francesco Schettino draped in a blanket aboard a lifeboat heading to safety as the vessel’s crew and passengers struggled for their lives. There is also talk that the captain intentionally ... Read More »

From the RMS TITANIC to the USA (Carnival Corp) owned COSTA CONCORDIA… nothing is unsinkable.

(Carnival Corps) Costa Concordia Survivors: Crew Fled In Life Jackets! “Cruise ships can be “death traps” IMO. I’m sure evacuation was confusing, 4000 panicked people trying to escape a sinking “tin can”? Wow. Evacuation­s need to be practiced repeatedly to be effective and it’s IMPOSSIBLE to do this on a cruise ship with “weekend warriors”…”These top-heavy lavish-tubs are unsafe even ... Read More »