Menu from the LASSCO STEAMSHIP CALAWAII – Honolulu to Los Angeles crossing in 1927… Cruise and Liner History: Hollywood to Honolulu – The Los Angeles Steamship Company’s Voyages to Hawaii in the Roaring ‘20s History of the LOS ANGELES STEAMSHIP COMPANY. LASCCO. The Los Angeles Steamship Company or LASSCO was a passenger and freight shipping company based in Los Angeles, California. The ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History… Our thanks to shipgeek.com and Mark Perry for this excellent video: The SS Morro Castle was launched in 1930, and had her maiden voyage from New York to Havana in August of that year. Only four short years later, a mysterious fire broke out on board that has never been explained, rapidly spreading throughout the liner ... Read More »
Carnival Corp offers 30% discount to shipwrecked Costa Concordia passengers on future Costa Cruises. Is this a sick joke?
Carnival Corp thanks passengers of the sinking COSTA CONCORDIA by offering a 30% discount on future cruises. Are they kidding? Carnival Corp’s CEO Micky Arison. His company is now offering a 30% discount to shipwrecked victims of the Costa Concordia on future cruises. Is this a sick joke? Who is doing Carnival’s PR? Descendants of Joseph Geobbels? Cruise and Liner ... Read More »
GETTING THERE IS NO LONGER HALF THE FUN! COSTA CONCORDIA YOUNG DISABLED PASSENGER TOLD TO “SUE US” BY MICKY ARISON’S CARNIVAL CORP – CEO Micky Arison hires Burson-Masteller. A group of corporate media flacks to control Carnival Corp nightmare!
The Carnival Corp manner of cruising… watch this video about one of their ships… COSTA CONCORDIA YOUNG DISABLED PASSENGER TOLD TO “SUE US” BY MICKY ARISON’S CARNIVAL CORP – Is it time to boycott Carnival cruises and their brands? Is the captain to blame or the American owners? Carnival Corp hires Brit media flacks Burson-Marsteller to handle cruise line nightmare? ... Read More »
KIRBY SOMMERS reports on THE MURKY WATERS OF CARNIVAL CORP (OWNERS OF THE COSTA CONCORDIA) – Is the disaster the captain’s fault or the owners?
COSTA CONCORDIA – The captain’s fault or…? Is Carnival Corp making the captain a scapegoat to avoid questions about management or problems with the ship? Carnival Corp’s first ship the Mardis Gras (former Empress of Canada) ran aground on maiden voyage. History repeats itself. Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia hit land and so did Carnival’s first ship. In 1972 the maiden ... Read More »
CRUISING AT YOUR OWN RISK. The RMS TITANIC tickets are smilar to Carnival Corp’s contract. US Congress has done nothing to regulate cruise industry. Nothing has changed for the rights of passengers.
CARNIVAL CORP (owner of the Costa Concordia) has a history of management problems regarding their ships and many lines… Carnival Corp (owners of the Costa Concordia) have had a history of unsupervised near tragedies. A fire began with an unsupervised cutting and welding operation in a laundry room on board the Carnival Ecstasy on July 20, 1998, while the ship ... Read More »
If anything, the French Line’s SS Normandie was too beautiful. She was never as popular as Queen Mary because SS Normandie was like a floating art gallery that overwhelmed? the passengers, whereas Queen Mary was more traditional and felt like a home to the passengers. It’s a disgrace what happened to SS Normandie. To think such a revolutionary, innovative, and ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History: A wonderful selection of liner photos during the 1960s of the FRANCE, SANTA ROSA and NIEUW AMSTERDAM. French Line SS FRANCE at Le Harve, France. Grace Line SS SANTA ROSA arriving in New York Harbor. Read More »
Cruise and Liner History: THE BOOTH LINE from LIVERPOOL SHIPS. The HILARY sailing up the Amazon. The Booth Steamship Company’s HILARY of 1931 operated the Booth Line service from Liverpool to Manaus, 1,000 miles up the AMAZON. Ordering the passenger-cargo liner HILARY at the height of the depression was a mark of considerable faith by the Booth Line, and the ... Read More »
Staff magazine of the Cunard Steamship Company, Christmas 1928 The Cunard Line has a long and fascinating history. It was created in 1839 when Samuel Cunard won the Admiralty’s tender to provide a transatlantic mail service to be carried by steamships between Great Britain and North America. The service was inaugurated in 1840 when the steamship Britannia made the first ... Read More »
THE M/V HIKAWA MARU was operated by the NYK Line (now Crystal Cruises). She was the only Japanese passenger vessel to survive WW 2. In her 30 years of service, the HIKAWA MARU crossed the pacific 254 times, carrying around 25,000 passengers and a great volume of cargo. Read More »
Ocean Liner Posters is a wonderful book telling the story of shipping companies and their ships through the art they produced – their posters. For a century, ocean liners were the only way to travel from one continent to another. Millions of passengers travelled on transatlantic routes: millionaires, occupying luxurious suites with dream decors, signed by the best artists of ... Read More »
The MS WILHELM GUSTLOFF was the worst maritime disaster in the history of the world, with more fatalities then the Titanic and the Lusitania combined.
Cruise history and liner history: The MS WILHELM GUSTLOFF was the worst maritime disaster in the history of the world, with more fatalities then the Titanic and the Lusitania combined. August 1, 1936 at Blohm & Voss shipyards in Hamburg. Robert Ley, head of the DAF and KdF drove in the ceremonial first bolt. The MS WILHELM GUSTLOFF The MS ... Read More »
Journey back in time with us now to the SS Mariposa as she embarks on a south seas cruise, photographed in glorious 16mm Kodachrome by Mildred and Harry Brown of Glendale, California between February 25th and April 3, 1963. See leisurely, voyeuristic shots of a lithe woman sunning herself with a tiny folding canopy to shield her face from the ... Read More »
SS Lurline Departing Honolulu with 442nd RCT, 1943 Youtube video – Sailing day on the SS LURLINE from Honolulu, Hawaii… memories now vanished. Cruise History and Liner History: The SS Lurline was half way from Honolulu to San Francisco on 7 December 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. She made her destination safely, travelling at maximum speed, and soon ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History: RMS TITANIC – Centennial may be last chance for the super rich to visit watery grave. Down, down, down you go, for 2 1/2 hours, jammed with two other people in a tiny submersible, all the way to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean — and all for a glimpse, through a 5- or 8-inch porthole, ... Read More »
Excellent video on the ROTTERDAM Cruise and Liner History – The ROTTERDAM IV – Holland America Line History Harland and Wolff, Belfast built Holland America Line’s ROTTERDAM IV in 1908. She held 530 First, 555 Second and 2,124 Third Class passengers. She was a liner with two funnels, Holland America’s first, 650 feet in length and 77 feet wide. Her ... Read More »
Cruising the past: Steamboats such as the SS Amelia and SS Olympian docked at the Turner, Beeton and Tunstall wharfs in Victoria, BC, Canada during the 1890s providing service to Alaska. Ocean liner to the north: Captain Carroll aboard the SS Olympian. SS Olympian and the Muir Glacier. Wake of the SS Olympian and the Muir Glacier in the distance. ... Read More »
Sailing aboard the SS United States in the 1960s… wonderful home movies. Ocean Liner History in color. Cruise Line History – Sailing aboard the SS United States from Bremerhaven to New York in 1965. Embark with young Josiah Mullikin as he travels from Southampton to New York aboard the storied SS United States in 1966. The Kodachrome color in these ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History: Video on the tragic sinking of the RMS VESTRIS (1928) … The RMS Vestris was a passenger and cargo liner built by Workman Clarke & Co. Ltd. of Belfast, Ireland, for the Lamport & Holt Line. She weighed 10,660 gross tons, had twin screw propulsion, a speed of 15 knots, and could carry 280 first class, ... Read More »