Liner and Cruise History: RMS TITANIC JOKES IN BRITISH SITCOMS
Michael L. Grace started out as a writer on THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote the lead segment on this episode starring Anne Baxter – star of “Sunset Blvd.”
The number one Cruise Talk Show spoke with Michael L. Grace recently. The interview centered around his new book: ITS THE LOVE BOAT – How a TV Series changed the cruise industry.
VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE GREAT LINER SERIES
Producer/writer Des Cox has searched the world for over ten years to find the rare archive film necessary to make this most brilliant production.
Dubai may sell QE2 to tackle debt crisis The high-profile “trophy asset” of Dubai’s boom years may have to be sold to pay off the emirate’s mounting debts.
Is QE2 doomed to the scrap heap in India? Bring out the worry beads!
Cruise Ship History: Dubai may sell former Cunard Line QE2 to tackle debt crisis – The high-profile “trophy asset” of Dubai’s boom years may have to be sold to pay off the emirate’s mounting debts. The QE2 competes with the RMS Titanic for media attention.
From The Daily Telegraph:
The QE2 arrives at Port Rashid in Dubai. The Gulf state may have to sell the high profile asset acquired during the boom years.
Dubai World, the state-run company at the heart of a default crisis that has sent shock waves through the global financial system, bought a string of prestige stakes and properties as the city grew. The team of auditors brought in by the government, led by one of Britain’s leading experts in restructuring troubled firms, is to trawl through all the company assets with no options ruled out, a spokesman confirmed on Friday.
The dream that will never happen. Dubai goes broke and where will the most famous cruise liner in the world end up?
The Daily Telegraph also understands that Abu Dhabi is giving close scrutiny to ‘non-core’ assets like the QE2 in the Dubai World portfolio.
Video You Tube footage of her final departure from Southampton to make cruise history for her new home in Long Beach.
The RMS Queen Mary sailed October 31, 1967, around South America via Cape Horn, on Final Voyage to Long Beach.
She arrived December 9, 1967 in California.
Cruise History: Anchor Line and Fred Pansing’s portrait of the RMS Caledonia. Premier liner from Glasgow to New York.
This quality three-quarter portrait view of the Anchor Liner CALEDONIA must have earned Fred Pansing some additional acclaim to his already well established reputation with the passenger liner companies. Bristling with speed and strength, the massive liner is churning water on her way to America. The anxious passengers and crew are visible, with the heights of the red air vents and the dual black stacks rising high, topped still by the American Flag as the destination symbol, and the company’s red anchor diagonally across a white field house-flag off the mizzen top. [Read more...]
Cruise History – The Last Ocean Liners: When you could go around the world by taking a liner voyage and not a cruise!
Until the early 1970s, it was routinely possible to schedule extensive world journeys by transferring between three, four or more different ocean liners on point-to-point line voyages. The services were promoted to take advantage of a coordinated system of fares and schedules among cooperating shipping companies known as the “Interchange Lines.”
In January 1962, for example, one could begin at New York with an 11 day Atlantic crossing on American Export Lines’ Constitution (above) to Tenerife, Gibraltar and Naples. After visiting Italy, passengers caught the Asia of Lloyd Triestino outbound for 25 days via the Suez Canal to Pakistan, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Luncheon on deck aboard American President Line’s SS CLEVELAND – 1960s
Then the traveler could sail home across the Pacific for 19 days on American President Lines’ President Cleveland via Kobe, Yokohama and Honolulu to San Francisco. In those days fares for this alluring around the world voyage began at only US$935 in Tourist Class or US$1488 in First Class.
Here we survey a sample of the 1962 schedules and services of the Interchange Lines as they weaved together these romantic routes on splendid ships over exotic seas. Come along. It’s sailing hour, so let’s enjoy a pleasant journey back into the not-so-distant past when ocean liners could take you almost anywhere!
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AFRICA, ASIA & AUSTRALIA