Zim Lines began passenger service connecting Israel with Mediterranean ports began after the State of Israel was established in 1948 and for 20 years they operated an excellent sea transportation fleet of ships In the early 1950s, Zim became a member of the North Atlantic Passenger Conference and bought Home Lines Argentina; the former Norwegian liner Bergensfjord; for its first ... Read More »
CRUISING THE PAST: SS Conte Biancamano – Bon Voyage and Sail Away Parties from New York – 1920s and 1950s on You Tube from www.shipgeek.com. CLICK ON THIS YOU TUBE VIDEO: We see two bon voyage parties aboard the ITALIAN LINE’S SS CONTE BIANCAMANO. IN 1920 and 1950. Could it be the same people? You decide! 1926 – Italy’s largest ... Read More »
Trans-Pacific Liner Memories – the NYK and OSK passenger ships – postcards from the heyday of Japan’s great trans-Pacific passenger fleet area between WWI and WWII.
Trans-Pacific Liner Memories – the NYK and OSK passenger ships – postcards from the heyday of Japan’s great trans-Pacific passenger fleet area between WWI and WWII. M/S Asama Maru (1929) and M/S Tatsutu Maru (1930) – NYK Line One of Japan’s proudest periods in passenger shipping was the 1929 building of two of the finest and most luxurious ships ever ... Read More »
Passenger Ships – Early 20th Century Photos. Cruising The Past collection of early steamship photos. Ships arriving in port. From New York to San Francisco. We’ve identified a Grace Line ship arriving in Manhattan during the dead of Winter. Read More »
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 »