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The Nazi German film version of the RMS Titanic.

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The strange tale of the banned World War II epic on the most famous ship of all time. The Nazi German film version of the Titanic. Before James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic, the Hollywood Titanic of 1953, the 1958 British film A Night to Remember, and the 1997 Broadway musical Titanic – there was the Nazi German film RMS Titanic. Excellent ... Read More »

“Titanic” to be re-released in 3D

Cruise History News from “Titanic” to be re-released in 3D – Many films (for the Cinema and TV) were made about the ill-fated ship. From a banned Nazi version to Cameron’s over the top blockbuster. A little bit over a decade ago, the movie Titanic became a real box office smasher with girls crying their eyes out watching Leonardo ... Read More »


THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 56 YEARS AGO. Cruise History looks back at July 25, 1956. The 56th Memorial Anniversary of the sinking of the Andrea Doria.  The first SOS reached the Coast Guard station in East Moriches, Long Island, and an armada of ships were dispatched to rescue more than 700 passengers. We look back at ... Read More »


Few people know that George Pullman’s hands stretched across the pond. The Pullman name existed in the United Kingdom for many years. Cruising the past looks at this famous British company, their Pullman trains and a video of the Brighton Belle. Youtube video of the final run of the PULLMAN BRIGHTON BELLE in 1972… The British Pullman Car Company was ... Read More »


Cruising the past looks at rail travel in America aboard the Pullman Company sleeping cars – when trains were truly first class and cross-country rail trips were a cruise. For great coverage of The Pullman Company check this issue of Classic Trains and clink on this link. THE PULLMAN COMPANY George Pullman was inspired by an overnight train ride from ... Read More »


GRETA GARBO “SLEEPS” AT BERLIN’S HOTEL ADLON – Travel Social History: Greta Garbo and many celebrities stayed at the HOTEL ADLON Kempinski. The finest hotel in BERLIN. One of the great hotels of the world.  Berlin was a port of call by train in 1929 — after sailing from New York to Germany aboard the SS BREMEN. Garbo and Mauritz ... Read More »

The Post Office aboard the Titanic.

The RMS Titanic ready to sail on her fateful voyage. Cruise line history looks at the Post Office aboard the Titanic. A little known part of the Titanic story. On April 9th, 1912 the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sunk less than three hours later, killing more than 1,500 people. Amongst the dead were five ... Read More »

Steamship Historical Society in Southern California aboard the Cunard Line’s famous QUEEN MARY

Cruising the past and cruise ship history is the focus of the Southern Calfornia chapter of the Steamship Historical Society of America.  They meet regularly on the former Cunard Liner QUEEN MARY in Long Beach, California and have produced a new promotional video. Steamship Historical Society of America’s Southern California Chapter highlights their work in educational outreach for members, school ... Read More »

FROM THE QE2 to the NORWEGIAN SUN – Crews doing musical videos.

A backstage view aboard the QE2 and Norwegian Sun.  Legend has it ship’s crews have more fun.  While they are partying – the passengers are watching jugglers, ventriloquists or versions of old Broadway Shows!  Here are two youtube videos to give you a look below deck so you can judge for yourself… This video was made by entertainers aboard the ... Read More »

QE2 could be moved to Cape Town from Dubai.

More cruise ship history for the legendary liner QE2! Cunard Line’s former luxury QE2 could be moved from Dubai to Cape Town according to news reports. Aft view – QE2. The owners of the QE2 have admitted the ship may be moved to another port before work to refurbish it and turn it into a floating hotel off Dubai begins. ... Read More »