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Crystal Cruises carries on the tradition of the great luxury cruise ships such as the SS Rotterdam, RMS Caronia and MS Kungsholm.

Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises carries on the tradition of the great luxury cruise ships such as the SS Rotterdam, RMS Caronia and MS Kungsholm. Famous cruise ships of the last century : RMS CARONIA, MS KUNGSHOLM and the SS ROTTERDAM. Crystal Cruises carries on the tradition of the great luxury cruise ships such as the SS Rotterdam, RMS Caronia and ... Read More »

MS Balmoral cruise ship to trace RMS Titanic route

Cruise Ship History: SS Balmoral cruise ship to trace RMS Titanic route. RMS Titanic. Let’s do a little cruising in the past aboard the SS Balmoral. The MS Balmoral in heavy seas.  For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship would be eating some bad shellfish at a local port.  For the ... Read More »

LONDON IN 1913 – CROSSING THE POND ON THE RMS AQUITANIA AND STAYING AT THE LONDON RITZ

CRUISING THE PAST: LONDON IN 1913 – CROSSING THE POND ON THE RMS AQUITANIA AND STAYING AT THE LONDON RITZ Cruise History: If you were doing the European Grand Tour in 1913 – this terrific Youtube video chronicles what England was like during that year. Trans-Atlantic passengers, sailing from New York to Europe, might have crossed the pond on the ... Read More »

The SS CAP NORTE – the German liner captured by the HMS BELFAST at the beginning of WW 2

SS Cap Norte – the German liner captured by the HMS BELFAST at the beginning of WW 2. Cruising the Past – Cruise History – 70 years ago this week, during the first weeks of World War 2, the HMS Belfast captured the Hamburg South America liner SS Cap Norte. SS Cap Norte The above is the front and back ... Read More »

HITLER ON A CRUISE – GERMANS BUILT FIRST CRUISE SHIPS JUST BEFORE WW 2

Hitler on a Cruise, 1939 – Adolf Hitler chats with several young women on a promenade of the German cruise ship Robert Ley (named after a prominant Nazi labor leader) on its maiden voyage in April, 1939. Cruise History: The Germans (Nazis) developed the VW and built the first ships designed exclusively for cruising. The SS Robert Ley The Swimming ... Read More »

THE FRENCH LINE – SS LIBERTE – 1950s

Cruising the past: The SS Europa was the pride of Norddeutscher Lloyd Line in the 1930s. She was the sister ship of the SS Bremen. Sadly the Second World War caused an end to her years in German hands and she was handed to the French as war reparations. As SS Liberte, the ship became the stop gap flagship for ... Read More »

PASADENA SANTA FE STATION – GATEWAY TO HOLLYWOOD

The Santa Fe Station in Pasadena is now La Grande Orange Café.  This was the depot’s main waiting room. Click here to visit the La Grande Orange Café website. The depot’s waiting room just after it closed as the Santa Fe/Amtrak Station. The orignal Santa Fe Station in Pasadena. The Santa Fe Station in Pasadena was home to the Super ... Read More »

Airlines History – The Stewardess – During the 1960s – The period of the AMC award winning MAD MEN TV Series

Airline History – The Stewardess – MAD MEN: Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell. Stewardesses play apart in the MAD MEN TV series and our a ... Read More »

Trans-Pacific Liner Memories – the NYK and OSK passenger ships – postcards from the heyday of Japan’s great trans-Pacific passenger fleet area between WWI and WWII.

Trans-Pacific Liner Memories – the NYK and OSK passenger ships – postcards from the heyday of Japan’s great trans-Pacific passenger fleet area between WWI and WWII. 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 finest and most luxurious ships ever ... Read More »

From The Getty Museum to Lisbon’s Hills – The Future and The Past – Two Unique Ways to Transport People

The Getty Museum tram on video. Lisbon’s Glória funicular on video. CRUISING THE PAST looks at the Getty Museum tram and the Glória funicular in Lisbon. Each of these unique ways to transport people climb a mountain. One is modern and the other old – but they share one thing in common – both are unique and an attraction in ... Read More »

1937 CRUISE – NEW YORK TO NOVA SCOTIA ABOARD EASTERN STEAMSHIP COMPANY

1937 CRUISE – NEW YORK TO NOVA SCOTIA ABOARD EASTERN STEAMSHIP COMPANY From Youtube: home movies, a trip to Nova Scotia leaving from Pier 18 in NYC. (Some notes indicate it may be 1937.) We see Yarmouth and Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, some large passenger ships, some of coastal Canada and a clam wrapped up in a box. The Bug ... Read More »

Mexico to lose most of its ‘Love Boats’ – Ending nearly 50 years of Cruise History.

Princess Cruises practically invented the Mexican Riviera — and is credited with jump-starting the modern cruise industry — by starring in the hugely popular 1970-1980s TV series “The Love Boat.” Cruise History – Mexico to lose most of its ‘Love Boats’ – Ending nearly 50 years of Princess Cruise Mexico service – and a milestone in Cruise History. As if ... Read More »

Titanic to Crash Into Iceberg, Theaters Again in 3-D!

Titanic in Digital 3-D Will Put the Iceberg Right in Your Face Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the movie TITANIC. CRUISING THE PAST: RMS Titanic to Crash Into Iceberg, Theaters Again in 3-D! What’s nearly two billion dollars look like in 3-D? More than 10 years after becoming king of the movie world, James Cameron’s Titanic may soon be ... Read More »

THE SS FRANCE AND THE SS LIBERTE – Elegance at sea – Now a memory.

Cruise History: THE SS FRANCE AND THE SS LIBERTE – Elegance at sea – Now a memory. Enjoy these gorgeous full color home movies from SHIPGEEK shot by a lucky couple who traveled on the SS France Eastbound, and the SS Liberte Westbound, trans-Atlantic. Crossing the pond. Shipgeek has combined to suggest a mythical time when such a trip might ... Read More »

THE AROSA LINE – Immigrants and Students – Compañia Internacional Transportadora 1952-1958

Cruise History: The Compañia Internacional Transportadora or Arosa Line was founded by Nicolo Rizzi.  He was a Swiss/Italian financier.   A little known shipping service – THE AROSA LINE – it provided Trans-Atlanitc service for immigrants and students. The company was known as a Swiss organization – all the ships were registered in countries of convenience – such as Panama and ... Read More »