SS AMERICA – United States Lines famed liner sailed in 1940 on maiden voyage.

SS AMERICA – Sailing from New York on her maiden voyage. The SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West ... Read More »

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Epic to accommodate “epic size” Americans and feature cuisine by Applebee’s.

April 1, 2009 – Norwegian Cruise Line today unveiled the first images of its new 153,000-gross ton, 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic, the company’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date. The ship will feature the most recognizable names in eating and travel. This is being done to make the average American passenger enjoy the new ship, feel at home ... Read More »

Cruising the Past: The Hindenburg. Color video of the great airship. Memories of the fastest way to “cross the pond” during the 1930s. 2 and 1/2 Days. And the most expensive way to go!

Cruising the Past: The Hindenburg. Color video of the great airship. Memories of the fastest way to “cross the pond” during the 1930s.  2 and 1/2 days!  And the most expensive way to go! The Airship Hindenburg was the last great passenger zeppelin. 1937 Video of the Zeppelin Hindenburg – new color footage of the airship, including the Hindenburg burning. ... Read More »

Cruise News: P&O cruise ship passengers revolt over ‘prison’ conditions aboard World Cruise. Bad luck for ship where champagne bottle did not break as liner was blessed. A bad omen?

Cruise News: P&O cruise ship passengers revolt over ‘prison’ conditions aboard World Cruise.  Bad luck for ship where champagne bottle did not break as liner was blessed.  A bad omen? The Aurora has suffered a string of bad luck since its naming ceremony went awry. Holidaymakers compared their round-the-world voyage on the Aurora to being in prison after engine problems ... Read More »

CRUISE HISTORY: MATSON LINE’S SS LURLINE IN SAN DIEGO

The SS Lurline docking at San Diego’s Broadway pier in the 1930s. The 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 ... Read More »

Cruise History: 50 BELLBOYS ABOARD THE RMS TITANIC DIED SMOKING AS WOMEN FILLED BOATS ESCAPED THE DOOMED WHITE STAR LINER

April 21, 1912 – Among the many hundreds of heroic souls aboard the fatal RMS TITANIC who went bravely and quietly to their end were fifty happy-go-lucky youngsters shipped as bellboys or messengers to serve the first cabin passengers. James Humphries, a quartermaster, who commanded lifeboat No. 11, told a little story today that shows how these fifty lads met ... Read More »

Cruise History: Is the QE2 headed for the Dubai scrapyard? Rumors are floating around the former Cunard Line ship is going to be scrapped because the Dubai economic bubble has gone bust.

Cruise History: Is the QE2 headed for the Dubai scrapyard?  Rumors are floating around the former Cunard Line ship is going to be scrapped because the Dubai economic bubble has gone bust. The QE 2 on her last voyage. The Business Insider website is reporting the QE 2 is being scrapped. Last year, once the world’s fastest liner in the ... Read More »

Cruise Ship History: Battle continues on fate of relics from doomed ship RMS Titanic. The tragic story of the famous liner just gets more tragic.

Cruise Ship History: Battle continues on fate of relics from doomed ship RMS Titanic. The tragic story of the famous liner just gets more tragic. The Titanic was one of the largest passenger ships at its time in 1912. It was captained by Edward John Smith. It left England on April 10, 1912 and docked in France and Ireland before ... Read More »

Cruise history: The GOLDEN BEAR II – California Maritime Academy’s third training ship started as a cargo-passenger vessel. The Delta Line’s DELORLEANS served briefly on the “banana” South American run just before World War 2. But her destiny was great. Training 1000s of American student cadets.

Cruise history: The GOLDEN BEAR II – California Maritime Academy’s third training ship started as a cargo-passenger vessel. The Delta Line’s DELORLEANS served briefly on the “banana” South American run just before World War 2.  But her destiny was great. Training 1000s of American student cadets. The DELORLEANS leaving New Orleans for South America in 1941. The California Maritime Academy’s ... Read More »

Cruising the Past in the 1920s: Travel and society in the twenties. The “Lost Generation” aboard ships, trains and hotels. Getting there for Americans was “half the fun”!

A great youtube video of Flappers… They sailed and cruised aboard foreign flag liners that sold booze… They crossed America aboard great trains… They stayed in famous hotels… Read More »