BOAT TRAINS TO SOUTHAMPTON – From Cunard Lines to the RMS Titanic and the SS United States.

“The Cunarder” boat train departs the Southampton Ocean Terminal bound for London Waterloo with passengers from the RMS Queen Elizabeth. The boat train is hauled by SR Bulleid “Battle of Britain” class steam locomotive No 34088 213 Squadron. BOAT TRAINS TO SOUTHAMPTON – From Cunard Lines to the RMS Titanic and the SS United States. Colonel John J. Astor IV ... Read More »

TITANIC MOVIE – FROM 1929 – PART TWO – Great short movie of the RMS TITANIC.

TITANIC MOVIE – FROM 1929 – PART TWO – Great short movie of the RMS TITANIC. For more information on the RMS TITANIC – Click Here. On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or ... Read More »

SS L’Atlantique of the Cie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique was an unique example for the next ocean liners of the 1930s.

SS L’Atlantique of the Cie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique was an unique example for the next ocean liners of the 1930s, not only in Interior design, modernity, and wonderful Art Deco areas, but also a bad example regarding the risk of “fire”.   Only 16 months she crossed the seas, when her lacquered interiors, wooden panels, were the victims of a fire ... Read More »

“Darling of the Dutch” – Holland-America Line’s trans-Atlantic Liner SS Nieuw Amsterdam on Youtube.

The Steamship Liner S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam was a Dutch ocean liner built in Rotterdam for the Holland America Line. This Nieuw Amsterdam, the second of three Holland America ships with that name, is considered by many to have been Holland America’s finest ship. To this day SS Nieuw Amsterdam is still regarded as one of the most beautiful ships to ... Read More »

TITANIC MOVIE – FROM 1929 – PART ONE

TITANIC MOVIE – FROM 1929 – PART ONE – Great short movie of the RMS TITANIC. For more information on the RMS TITANIC – Click Here. On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or ... Read More »

History of the Alaska Steamship Company, Seattle, 1895-1971

1950s ALASKA CRUISE – Retro August 1954 look at the final days of the Alaska Steamship Company with a history of the famous organization that provided passenger service to the far north. A fond farewell. The SS Denali ends the era of passenger service for the Alaska Steamship Company as she makes her final departure and sails away for the ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES TO BE SCRAPPED.

SS UNITED STATES TO BE SCRAPPED. The SS United States Conservancy says the SS United States, may soon be scrapped. It says the ship’s current owners, Genting Hong Kong through its subsidiary, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), are currently collecting bids from scrappers. The SS United States was listed for sale in February, 2009. While NCL offered the Conservancy first right ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES WILL BE SCRAPPED OR TURNED INTO A REEF ACCORDING TO SOURCES AT NCL

SS UNITED STATES – Waiting for her future in Philadelphia. A bit of history that deserves a better ending – from today’s MARITIME PROFESSIONAL. Rumor has it that Norwegian Carribean Line  NCL is looking to scrap the SS United States. A more dignified end for her might be sinking her as a reef as she has been stripped of all ... Read More »

SOS SS UNITED STATES – IS THE FAMED LINER HEADING TO THE SCRAP YARDS?

The SS United States sits indefinitely at a pier in Philadelphia, but she was designed to move fast: Her knifelike prow could cut through the ocean at 44 knots. Inset: The luxury liner crossing the Atlantic in the 1960s. SOS FOR THE SS UNITED STATES – PLEASE HELP SAVE HER! Will the famed liner survive 2010? Walt Disney signing an ... Read More »

FAMOUS LINER RMS QUEEN MARY IS GETTING A LONG-OVERDUE MAKEOVER. HUGO MARTIN OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS.

Social History: The Los Angeles Times reports in a great story by Hugo Martin the RMS Queen Mary is getting a long-overdue makeover. The company that leases the cruise ship turned floating hotel from the city of Long Beach is investing $5 million to upgrade rooms and restaurants. The RMS Queen Mary, famed Cunard liner, which Long Beach purchased in ... Read More »

S.S. LA MARSEILLAISE – Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route… from Saigon to the depths of Grenada…

Messageries Maritimes’ flag-ship ended up like mini-Titanic… read on… MM ship leaving Saigon Dating from 1862, Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route was its premier route, serving as it did the Jewel in France’s Crown in the East: Indo-China. Saigon during the golden age before the endless and useless war… Saigon was always MM’s second homeport centred on la ... 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 »

SS ATLANTIC – AMERICAN BANNER LINES – From a failed pioneering tourist liner to a celebrated university at sea.

Cruise History – Steamship History – SS ATLANTIC – AMERICAN BANNER LINES – From a failed pioneering tourist liner to a celebrated university at sea. American Banner Lines 1957-1958 Arnold Bernstein chartered in the summer of 1948 a passenger ship the CONTINENTAL (ex ANCON of 1902) for four round voyages from New York to Plymouth and Antwerp. In 1950-1951 Arnold ... Read More »

Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month.

The Hindenburg at Lakehurst , New Jersey.  Nazi colors – months before its fatal crash. Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month. The Hindenburg was the “Titanic” of the sky. Dan Grossman’s excellent website – www.airships.net – features the best historical look at this fascinating area of transpiration history and ... Read More »

FINNISH LAKE STEAMER SS TARJANNE

Cruise History – Steamship History: FINNISH LAKE STEAMER SS TARJANNE Great YOUTUBE video of the Lake steamer Tarjanne Lake steamer Tarjanne was launched in May 1908 and still today sails the same route through Näsijärvi lake to the town of Virrat. Tarjanne Näsijärvi has served passengers and freight. Today, the ship operates on alternate days between the Tampere Näsijärvi Muroleen ... Read More »

Is the former Cunard Line QE 2 up for sale again?

Is the former Cunard Line Queen Elizabeth II (known as the QE 2) up for sale again? The QE2.  Will she end up as a hotel or sent to India to be scrapped?  As Dubai goes broke – we look at more steamship history. When Cunard began operating the Queen Mary 2, the venerable Queen Elizabeth II (known as the ... Read More »

Brief History of the Passenger Ship and Cruise Industry…

The earliest ocean-going vessels were not primarily concerned with passengers, but rather with the cargo that they could carry. Black Ball Line in New York, Advertisement in 1818, was the first shipping company to offer regularly scheduled service from the United States to England and to be concerned with the comfort of their passengers. By the 1830s steamships were introduced ... Read More »

RMS QUEEN MARY AND THE BLUE RIBBON

Cunard Line History: RMS QUEEN MARY AND THE BLUE RIBBON RMS QUEEN MARY – Edges Up in Race For Blue Ribbon, POV plane Queen Mary sailing on ocean. We see inside the bridge, operating signal to engine room, officers at map table, tugboats pushing it into dock and MS ship’s commander. A glimpse of John D. Rockefeller Jr. as passenger. ... 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 »