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THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Sailing Around The World

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Liner History – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World The SOUTHERN CROSS in 1965 – transiting the Panama Canal – on her regular world cruise service. Cruise History: Shaw Savill Line – The Last Ocean Liners Deck games on Shaw Savill. The Shaw Savill & Albion Company built two advanced one-class ocean liners for ... Read More »

A QUEEN CHRISTENS A QUEEN – CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH

Cunard’s much-awaited new ocean liner, the 2,092-passenger Queen Elizabeth, was christened today by HRM Queen Elizabeth today in Southampton, England. (Left: Queen Elizabeth christens the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth.) Great Britian’s HRM Queen Elizabeth II today christened the historic Cunard Line’s third ship to bear the Queen Elizabeth name in a rousing dockside ceremony along the Southampton waterfront. “I name ... Read More »

THE SINKING OF A PRINCESS

THE SINKING OF A PRINCESS – 1952 and the final moments of the Canadian Pacific small liner SS PRINCESS KATHLEEN.   She sank off Alaskan waters. The Princess Kathleen sails to Alaska. Passengers rescued – on the rocks. The Alaskan waters claim a Princess. The Canadian Pacific Princess Kathleen was a popular coastal passenger operated by Canadian Pacific Steamships.  She was ... Read More »

CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES IN SOUTHAMPTON

CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES IN SOUTHAMPTON – LATEST VIDEO The new 92,400 tonne Queen Elizabeth liner has arrived at the Southampton docks, where she will officially be named by  Queen Elizabeth on Monday. Built in a shipyard in northern Italy, the latest addition to the Cunard fleet, the liner replaces the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) which made its ... Read More »

A SAILING COMMEMORATING THE RMS TITANIC VOYAGE

A grand cruise that will make you part of history. The voyage… A SAILING COMMEMORATING THE RMS TITANIC VOYAGE ABOARD THE DELUXE CRUISE-SHIP MS BALMORAL Click here for full information on the cruise. British travel firm Miles Morgan Travel are taking reservations for this unique cruise that will commemorate the Titanic’s tragic voyage in April 1912. Our voyage of a ... Read More »

A GLIPSE OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC LINERS

Ad from Holiday Magazine in 1947… This nostalgic and highly detailed painting by Gordon Bauwens shows the liner anchored off Greenock in 1960. The family of a serving officer watch from the Esplanade as the liner Empress of Britain, attended by a Clyde puffer, prepares for her imminent transatlantic departure. The turbine steamer Queen Mary II on a day-cruise ‘doon ... Read More »

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World

THE SHAW SAVILL LINE – Great Ocean Liners sailing Around The World The SOUTHERN CROSS in 1965 – transiting the Panama Canal – on her regular world cruise service. Cruise History: Shaw Savill Line – The Last Ocean Liners Deck games on Shaw Savill. The Shaw Savill & Albion Company built two advanced one-class ocean liners for continuous around-the-world service. ... Read More »

‘MR. OCEAN LINER” – Bill Miller

Cruising The Past salutes: ‘MR. OCEAN LINER” – Author and lecturer – William “Bill” Miller Preview of new documentary on Bill Miller. Bill Miller interviewed on NBC News in connection with the recent New York Normandie exhibit. Bill Miller is probably the major living authority on the subject of ocean liners & cruise ships. Miller has written some 60 books ... Read More »

MS EUROPA is awarded highest distinction for the being the number one cruise ship in the world. THE MS EUROPA is FIVE STARS.

Cruising The Past awards FIVE STARS to MS EUROPA = the highest distinction for the being the number one cruise ship in the world. Elegance afloat – aboard the contemporary MS EUROPA… awarded five stars! Cruising The Past awards the MS EUROPA of the highest distinction for the being the number one cruise ship reflecting the glory of the great ... Read More »

CELEBRITIES SAIL AWAY aboard the great liners – DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, KATHERINE HEPBURN, CARY GRANT, GRACE KELLY, SPENCER TRACY, JOHN GILBERT, JOAN CRAWFORD, JAMES MASON

CELEBRITIES SAIL AWAY aboard the great liners – DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, KATHERINE HEPBURN, CARY GRANT, GRACE KELLY, SPENCER TRACY, JOHN GILBERT, JOAN CRAWFORD, JAMES MASON… Up until the 1960s, many celebrities, executives, tourists, etc., still sailed by passenger ship.  Here are publicity photos of arrivals and departures. Actress Joan Crawford Posing with Husband Alfred Steele and Children Returning ... Read More »

Titanic’s last hours a ‘nest of confusion’

A controversial new account of why ‘Titanic’ sank has been met with scepticism by experts, writes FIONOLA MEREDITH FROM THE moment it sank beneath the north Atlantic, on April 14th, 1912, Titanic has been the object of endless conspiracy theories. There have been claims that the ship sank because the iceberg wasn’t spotted in time, or because a fire was ... Read More »

SOCIAL HISTORY: Pop culture crooner icon from the 1950s – Eddie Fisher is gone. Made famous by marriages and recording of WISH YOU WERE HERE.

SOCIAL HISTORY: Pop culture crooner icon from the 1950s – Eddie Fisher is gone – made famous by vocal from Broadway musical WISH YOU WERE HERE. Eddie Fisher sings WISH YOU WERE HERE in this youTube video. It covers his life, hits and career. The recording is the title song of the Broadway musical by the same name. Fisher’s rendering ... Read More »