Passenger Ships – Early 20th Century Photos

Passenger Ships – Early 20th Century Photos. Cruising The Past collection of early steamship photos.  Ships arriving in port. From New York to San Francisco. We’ve identified a Grace Line ship arriving in Manhattan during the dead of Winter. Read More »

Cruise Line History – July 4th menus featuring “Russian Caviar” and “Kangoroo Tail Soup” on the High Seas from 1900 until 1938 – aboard the SS Manhattan, SS Aleutian and the SS City of Rome.

Cruise Line History – July 4th trans-Atlantic liner and Alaska cruise ship dinner menus from the past… featuring “Russian Caviar” and “Kangoroo Tail Soup” on the High Seas from 1900 until 1938 – aboard the SS Manhattan, SS Aleutian and the SS City of Rome. Anchor Line’s SS CITY OF ROME – July 4th Menu – 1900 – Russian Caviar ... Read More »

Cruise History: The Chandris Line and the SS America was the precursor of Celebrity Cruises.

Cruise History: The Chandris Line and the SS America was the precursor of Celebrity Cruises. For a history of the SS America click here. One of the ships operated by Chandris was the beautiful Trans-Atlantic liner America previously owned by the United States Line and initially captained by Demitrios Challioris who had been in charge of a crude oil tanker ... Read More »

The Paddle Steamer Emeraude – Colonial Indochina and Today’s Vietman

Cruising The Past: In 1910 a paddle steamer called the Emeraude was offering unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay for visitors to what was then French Indochina. The Emeraude was part of a flotilla owned by the Roque family who had left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of adventure and fortune. Over a period of more than 50 years they found ... Read More »

SS Catalina and SS Avalon sail to Catalina Island

1950s RETRO: THE BIG WHITE CRUISE SHIP SAILS AGAIN TO CATALINA ISLAND! from CRUISINGTHEPAST.COM on Vimeo. Cruising The Past present our own video on the SS Catalina and SS Avalon. These are the big white cruise ships that once sailed from Los Angeles to Catalina Island. Sail away – as the ship’s orchestra plays “AVALON”! Read More »

TItanic: The Artifact Exhibition now playing in six cities from Las Vegas to Lisbon

Cruise Line History visits the RMS Titanic. TItanic: The Artifact Exhibition now playing in six cities from Las Vegas to Lisbon By Sue Frause (Courtesy Seattle Travel Examiner) After 97 years, the R.M.S. Titanic has finally docked in New York City. On June 24, 2009 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opened at the Discovery Times Square Exposition for a limited engagement. ... Read More »

Book Signing in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Steamship Company – Interview with author about a cruise line the LA Times Chandler family helped start.

Cruise Line History – Harry Chandler built the Los Angeles Times into arguably the most powerful and successful newspaper on the West Coast.   He also was instrumental in starting the Los Angeles Steamship Company in the 1920s to rival San Francisco’s Matson Lines. A wonderful new book tells the story. Los Angeles photographer Martin Cox grew up in the south ... Read More »

The Lurline “was” Hawaii!

Maston Line’s SS LURLINE was advertised as: “The Lurline is Hawaii!” SS Lurline was the third Matson vessel to hold that name and the last of four fast and luxurious ocean liners that Matson built for the Hawaii and Australasia runs from the West Coast of the United States. Lurline‘s sister ships were SS Malolo, SS Mariposa and SS Monterey. As USAT Lurline ... Read More »

Just a long weekend away – Aboard the SS United States or SS America

Cruising the past.  Just a long weekend away – Aboard the SS United States or SS America – During the heyday of trans-Atlantic travel in the 1950s – before the Jet made “getting there” what it is today!   A living nightmare. Read More »

The Legendary Super Chief, Flagship Of The Santa Fe – Train of the Stars!

Cruising The Past welcomes you aboard the legendary Santa Fe Super Chief – the train of the stars.  Extra Fare – All Pullman Streamliner. She came on the Super Chief. One reason that the Santa Fe became such a famous railroad was because of its flagship passenger train, the Super Chief (and, the railroad also claimed the most streamliners in ... Read More »