Tag Archives: CRUISE LINE HISTORY

Carnival Corp’s COSTA CONCORDIA and other tragedies at sea. The SS MORRO CASTLE…

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 »

FRENCH LINE’S SS NORMANDIE – The tragedy of the world’s greatest passenger ship.

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 »

SAILING UP THE AMAZON on the HILARY

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 »

CUNARD CHRISTMAS 1928

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 »

JAPAN’S FAMOUS LINERS – NYK LINES (Now Crystal Cruises)

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 »