SS UNTIED STATES – New York wants the great ship to return. Great video of sailing on a cruise to the West Indies during 1964.

Proposal to bring the SS UNITED STATES back to Manhattan. Cruise Ship History: More steamship history with a video cruise aboard the SS United States. In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved wife Frieda. Here, set to the music of the ship’s ... Read More »

FIFTY YEARS AGO – THE SLOGAN WAS NEXT TIME TAKE THE TRAIN – YOU WOULD TRAVEL PULLMAN FOR COMFORT AND SAFETY – TODAY AMTRAK IS AN INSULT TO THE HISTORY OF USA PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE

Amtrak Passengers Stuck On ‘Train From Hell’ For Almost 24 Hours on the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR. Amtrak being allowed to ues the name CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR is an insult to one of the great streamliners in American history (pictured to the left). The slogan for the Pullman Company was “next time take the train.”  You would be able to travel in Pullman ... Read More »

HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE PROMOTIONAL FILM – EARLY 1960s – PART 2

Ships and The Sea: HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE PROMOTIONAL FILM – EARLY 1960s – SAIL ON A HAPPY SHIP – Part 2 YOU TUBE VIDEO – CRUISING THE PAST – Part Two of a Holland-America Line promotional film for Trans-Atlantic service aboard their new flagship TSS ROTTERDAM. The narration is in Dutch. Great views of the wonderful Rotterdam, life at sea and ... Read More »

HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE PROMOTIONAL FILM – EARLY 1960s – PART 1

Ships and The Sea: HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE PROMOTIONAL FILM – EARLY 1960s – SAIL ON A HAPPY SHIP – Part 1 YOU TUBE VIDEO – CRUISING THE PAST – Part One of a Holland-America Line promotional film for Trans-Atlantic service aboard their new flagship TSS ROTTERDAM. The narration is in Dutch. Great views of the wonderful Rotterdam. SS ROTTERDAM ARRIVING NEW ... Read More »

A link to the elegance of the past: 2010 Choice for one of the Best Small Hotel in Paris: the Renaissance Vendome

A link to the elegance of the past – our 2010 choice and review for one of the best boutique hotels in Paris – the Renaissance Vendome Hotel. Video of Paris – during the 1920s. One can never capture the feeling of cruising the past in most hotels today.  That chic traveling public is gone.  Clients arriving from a trans-Atlantic ... Read More »

From the Telegram to iBahn

Above – a view from the past.  Telegrams, Telegraphs and Radiograms.  This is how you use to communicate from Europe.   Instead of excellent services like the Western Union Telegram you have no choice but to use a company called IBAHN when in Europe.  IBAHN has to be one of the great rip-offs of the 21st Century.  And its headquarters ... Read More »

Great Liners of the 20th Century

YOUTUBE Video: The Great Liners of the 20th Century – Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse, Deutschland, Amerika, Lusitania, mauretania, Olympic, Titanic, France, Britannic, Imperator, Vaterland, Aquitania, Ile de France, Cap Arcona, Bremen, Europa, Rex, Normandie, Batory, Queen Mary, Wilhelm Gustloff, Nieuw Amsterdam, America, Queen Elizabeth, Willem Ruys, Caronia, Flandre, Maasdam, United States, Andrea Doria, Saxonia, Rotterdam, Leonardo da Vinci, France, Michelangelo, ... Read More »

2010 CRUISE SHIP REVIEWS – The 2010 cruise ships giving a feeling of the great First Class liners of the past.

2010 CRUISE SHIP REVIEWS – We look at the best of the 2010 luxury, deluxe and premium class cruise lines and cruise ships. Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania and Holland America Line top the list. They give a feeling of the great First Class liners of the past. 1953 Time Remembered of First Class Travel – The great days of ... Read More »

SS ANDREA DORIA – A LINER LONG GONE

Cruising the Past – Cruise History – The tragedy of the liner SS ANDRA DORIA. A trans-Atlantic liner long gone. GREAT YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE ANDREA DORIA SS Andrea Doria was an ocean liner operated by the Italian Line (Società di Navigazione Italia).  Her home port was Genoa, Italy.  The elegant ship was tragically made famous for its loss in ... Read More »

2010 CHOICE FOR BEST HOTEL IN BERLIN – THE RITZ-CARLTON.

“Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible.” César Ritz (23 February 1850 – 24 October 1918) the famous Swiss hotelier and founder of several hotels, most famously the Hôtel Ritz, in Paris and ... Read More »

AMERICA’S AMUSEMENT PARKS DURING THE 1920s

CRUISING THE PAST – AMERICA’S AMUSEMENT PARKS DURING THE 1920s GREAT YOUTUBE VIDEO OF AMUSEMENT PARKS IN THE 1920s. Amusement park or theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or ... Read More »

MERRY CHRISTMAS – from SNOOPY THE MUSICAL

VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from CRUISING THE PAST… Cruising The Past: WHEN DO THE GOOD THINGS START from the hit London revival of SNOOPY. Cruising the Past: JUST ONE PERSON from the CBS ANIMATED SPECIAL of SNOOPY. Snoopy!!! The Musical is a musical comedy with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady – the book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur ... Read More »

THE GREAT BRITISH LINER – THE SS CANBERRA – THE LAST GASP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CRUISING THE PAST: THE SS CANBERRA – THE LAST GASP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE A great BBC youtube video of the SS CANBERRA returning from the Falklands. For 37 years the SS Canberra was a very familiar sight in Southampton’s Western Docks and in ports the world over, particularly Sydney which, it could be said, has been her second home. ... Read More »

KLM – THE OLDEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD GOES WITH BIOFUEL

CRUISING THE PAST: KLM – THE OLDEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD GOES WITH BIO-FUEL. Dutch airline company KLM inaugurates a biofuel flight on one of its passenger carrying 747’s – a combination of 50% biofuel and 50% jet fuel. The biofuel being used in this KLM flight will be made from camelina, a feedstock that produces 84% fewer emissions than ... Read More »

TITANIC THE MUSICAL

VIDEO of the Australian premiere production of Titanic the Musical. CRUISE HISTORY: TITANIC THE MUSICAL TO BE DONE AT KENNEDY CENTER. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS A BIG FAN OF THE MUSICAL ABOUT THE SINKING OF THE RMS TITANIC. THE MUSICAL WILL MAKE NEW CRUISE HISTORY AND IS A GREAT VIEW INTO CRUISING THE PAST. TITANIC THE MUSICAL The discovery of the ... Read More »

SS Conte Biancamano – Bon Voyage and Sail Away Parties from New York – 1920s and 1950s…

CRUISING THE PAST:  SS Conte Biancamano – Bon Voyage and Sail Away Parties from New York – 1920s and 1950s on You Tube from www.shipgeek.com. CLICK ON THIS YOU TUBE VIDEO: We see two bon voyage parties aboard the ITALIAN LINE’S SS CONTE BIANCAMANO. IN 1920 and 1950. Could it be the same people? You decide! 1926 – Italy’s largest ... Read More »

“LUSCIOUS” LUCIUS BEEBE ON TODAY’S NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY

CRUISING THE PAST: “LUSCIOUS” LUCIUS BEEBE ON TODAY’S NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY – “LUSCIOUS” LUCIUS BEEBE by Michael L. Grace From the 1930s until his death in 1966, Lucius Beebe was the image of celebrity. An author, journalist, historian, raconteur, gourmet and bon vivant extraordinary – this extraordinary personality was one of the first gay men to have a publicly ... Read More »