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Wonderful color footage of the great liner SS NORMANDIE…

Wonderful color home movies of the great liner SS NORMANDIE… Crossing The Pond will never again be like this… elegance, glamor and chic passengers are a total thing of the past. No matter what the ship is like – the passengers reflect its greatness – and one look at t-shirts and cargo shorts along with baseball caps – makes one ... Read More »

The World’s Largest Yachts

THE PAST: J. P. Morgan built the CORSAIR at the height of the Great Depression.  She was a classic yacht and reflected a style of life now totally something of cruising the past. THE FUTURE: 2010 – The largest yacht in the world. Cruising the past and future: The World’s Largest Yachts in 2010… The world’s super yachts are some ... Read More »

Revealing Titanic exhibition to open in London

Revealing RMS Titanic exhibition to open in London STILL the most famous ship of all time, Titanic is the focus of a new exhibition opening at the O2 this week 98 years after the tragedy. Some 300 artifacts including the ship’s porthole and wheel will be on display from Friday, some having never been seen before. There will also be ... Read More »

From America’s great railways in the 1950s to China’s latest high-speed rail line.

China’s latest new high-speed passenger rail line halves travel time between Shanghai and the eastern city of Hangzhou China on Tuesday unveiled what it described as the world’s fastest bullet train, which will connect two of the country’s industrial hubs traveling at an average speed of 350 km per hour. What American train travel use to be like:  Take a ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth aboard the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth

Liner and Cruise Ship History – Queen Elizabeth aboard the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth beside a portrait of herself on the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth. CUNARD’S NEW 2,092-passenger ocean liner Queen Elizabeth – successor to the QE2 which retired in 2008 – was launched by Queen Elizabeth on October 11th, when she smashed a bottle of ... Read More »

An Historical Look at Cunard Line’s RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH… The first in a line of QE liners.

Sailing on the RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH in the 1950s… when “Getting There Was Half The Fun”! (Left: Captain docks the great Cunard Liner in New York) The RMS Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line and was contracted to carry Royal Mail as the second half of a two-ship weekly express service between Southampton and New ... Read More »

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Sailing Around The World

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Liner History – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World The SOUTHERN CROSS in 1965 – transiting the Panama Canal – on her regular world cruise service. Cruise History: Shaw Savill Line – The Last Ocean Liners Deck games on Shaw Savill. The Shaw Savill & Albion Company built two advanced one-class ocean liners for ... Read More »

A QUEEN CHRISTENS A QUEEN – CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH

Cunard’s much-awaited new ocean liner, the 2,092-passenger Queen Elizabeth, was christened today by HRM Queen Elizabeth today in Southampton, England. (Left: Queen Elizabeth christens the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth.) Great Britian’s HRM Queen Elizabeth II today christened the historic Cunard Line’s third ship to bear the Queen Elizabeth name in a rousing dockside ceremony along the Southampton waterfront. “I name ... Read More »

THE SINKING OF A PRINCESS

THE SINKING OF A PRINCESS – 1952 and the final moments of the Canadian Pacific small liner SS PRINCESS KATHLEEN.   She sank off Alaskan waters. The Princess Kathleen sails to Alaska. Passengers rescued – on the rocks. The Alaskan waters claim a Princess. The Canadian Pacific Princess Kathleen was a popular coastal passenger operated by Canadian Pacific Steamships.  She was ... Read More »

CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES IN SOUTHAMPTON

CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES IN SOUTHAMPTON – LATEST VIDEO The new 92,400 tonne Queen Elizabeth liner has arrived at the Southampton docks, where she will officially be named by  Queen Elizabeth on Monday. Built in a shipyard in northern Italy, the latest addition to the Cunard fleet, the liner replaces the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) which made its ... Read More »

CRUISING THE PAST – SAILING ACROSS THE PACIFIC ABOARD – THE NYK LINES AND OSK LINES

CRUISE HISTORY – SAILING ACROSS THE PACIFIC – ABOARD THE NYK LINES AND OSK LINES Jazz Age Destination – 1920s – YouTube video – great films of the fabulous Orient before WW2. M/S Asama Maru (1929) and M/S Tatsutu Maru (1930) – NYK Line One of Japan’s proudest periods in passenger shipping was the 1929 building of two of the ... Read More »

A SAILING COMMEMORATING THE RMS TITANIC VOYAGE

A grand cruise that will make you part of history. The voyage… A SAILING COMMEMORATING THE RMS TITANIC VOYAGE ABOARD THE DELUXE CRUISE-SHIP MS BALMORAL Click here for full information on the cruise. British travel firm Miles Morgan Travel are taking reservations for this unique cruise that will commemorate the Titanic’s tragic voyage in April 1912. Our voyage of a ... Read More »

A GLIPSE OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC LINERS

Ad from Holiday Magazine in 1947… This nostalgic and highly detailed painting by Gordon Bauwens shows the liner anchored off Greenock in 1960. The family of a serving officer watch from the Esplanade as the liner Empress of Britain, attended by a Clyde puffer, prepares for her imminent transatlantic departure. The turbine steamer Queen Mary II on a day-cruise ‘doon ... Read More »

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World The SOUTHERN CROSS in 1965 – transiting the Panama Canal – on her regular world cruise service. Cruise History: Shaw Savill Line – The Last Ocean Liners Deck games on Shaw Savill. The Shaw Savill & Albion Company built two advanced one-class ocean liners for continuous around-the-world service. ... Read More »

‘MR. OCEAN LINER” – Bill Miller

Cruising The Past salutes: ‘MR. OCEAN LINER” – Author and lecturer – William “Bill” Miller Preview of new documentary on Bill Miller. Bill Miller interviewed on NBC News in connection with the recent New York Normandie exhibit. Bill Miller is probably the major living authority on the subject of ocean liners & cruise ships. Miller has written some 60 books ... Read More »