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The Unsinkable Andrea Doria – 55th Anniversary

The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm on July 25th 1956. She rolled over and sank the next morning. 51 lives were lost. Cruise Line History: The Unsinkable Andrea Doria – 55th Anniversary By the mid-1950s, with the postwar passenger boom at its peak, more than 50 passenger liners sailed the sealanes between Europe and America. Among ... 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 »

Part One – Handbook of American-flag passenger ships in 1955.

In 1955 America’s fleet of ocean-going passenger ships was fast diminishing. The year before, Alaska Steamship Lines had gone out of business with the loss of four passenger ships and the Bull Line serving Puerto Rico laid up their last passenger ship.  In examining cruise ship history in 1955, there were still 40 active American-flag ships with a total passenger ... Read More »

Cruising The Past: 1936 German/Nazi Olympics were a destination aboard ships of the North German Lloyd Line. Midnight sailings were offered from New York on the Bremen and Europa.

This ad appearing in the Literary Digest (1936) exploits the Winter and Summer Olympics with service aboard North German Lloyd liners the EUROPA and BREMEN available from New York with a Midnight Sailing.  These departure times, guaranteed morning arrivals in European ports.  Round-trip first class fares started at $215. For two weeks in August 1936, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi dictatorship camouflaged ... Read More »