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SS EVA PERON and SS EVITA – DOES MADONNA KNOW?

Cruise Line History: DOES MADONNA KNOW THAT EVITA (EVA PERON) HAD TWO CRUISE SHIPS NAMED AFTER HER? The Argentine liners were called the SS EVITA and the SS EVA PERON. They were similar in design to the SS JUAN PERON. The ships ran from Argentina (South America) to Europe and ... Read More »

The SS OLLANTA – 12,500 Feet Above Sea Level – Ernesto “Che” Guevara crossed Lake Titicaca on his revolutionary journey.

CRUISE HISTORY: High in the Andes mountain range, a huge lake straddles the borders between Bolivia and Peru. Lake Titicaca is one of the largest lakes in South America being more than 115 miles in length and over fifty miles across at its widest point. Although over 12,500 feet above ... Read More »

HISTORY SETTING OASIS OF THE SEAS – THE LARGEST CRUISE SHIP IN THE WORLD SAILS INTO FLORIDA

Cruise History was made as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Oasis of the Seas arrived into Port Everglades in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. The weather was PERFECT!!! Oasis of the Seas is now the largest cruise ship in the world.  Five times bigger than the Titanic.  Watch and listen to the excitement ... Read More »

P&O’s SS HIMALAYA

S/S Himalaya was the first new passenger liner of the postwar period for P&O. The Himalaya was a splendid ship and the fastest and largest ship P&O had ever owned until that time. She had a top speed of 25 knots. The Himalaya was a contemporary of Orient Line’s Orcades ... Read More »

SAILING TO JAPAN DURING THE JAZZ AGE

CRUISING THE PAST – SAILING TO JAPAN DURING THE JAZZ AGE – ACROSS THE PACIFIC – ABOARD THE NYK LINES AND OSK LINES Jazz Age Destination – 1920s – YouTube video – great films of the fabulous Orient before WW2. M/S Asama Maru (1929) and M/S Tatsutu Maru (1930) – ... Read More »

OASIS OF THE SEA IS FIVE TIMES THE SIZE OF THE RMS TITANIC – THE OASIS HAS BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE UGLIEST SHIPS IN THE WORLD

FIVE TIMES BIGGER THAN THE RMS TITANIC – THE OASIS OF THE SEAS Departs Finland. A new chapter in Cruise History. The Oasis has also been voted one of the ugliest ships in the world. THE OASIS OF THE SEAS – Aft view. THE DOOMED TITANTIC CRUISE HISTORY: OASIS OF ... Read More »

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD – TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MERCER

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY – HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD – TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MERCER GREAT YOUTUBE VIDEO OF HOLLYWOOD HISTORY – CLICK TO PLAY John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American songwriter and singer. As a songwriter, he is best known as a lyricist, but he ... Read More »

SS CHUSAN – P&O LINES – THE LINER WAS KNOWN AS “THE HAPPY SHIP”

CRUISING THE PAST: SS CHUSAN – P&O LINES – THE LINER WAS KNOWN AS “THE HAPPY SHIP” CRUISE LINE HISTORY: The SS CHUSAN was a smaller version of the Himalaya and was designed as the principal element in the postwar regeneration of the Indian and Far East service. Indeed in ... Read More »

The Orient Steam Navigation Company

ORCADES in Sydney Cruising Line History: The Orient Steam Navigation Company, also known as the Orient Line, was a British shipping company with roots going back to the late eighteenth century. From the early twentieth century onwards an association began with P&O that eventually culminated in the Orient Line being ... Read More »

Rosa Rio at the Tampa Theatre Wurlitzer Organ playing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” – She’s 107 and the oldest living theatre organist in the world.

Social History: Rosa Rio at the Tampa Theatre Wurlitzer Organ – She’s 107 and the oldest living theatre organist in the world.  She was also a famous staff organist for NBC.  She played for such famous radio shows as: Lorenzo Jones, The Shadow and Town Hall Tonight. Be sure to ... Read More »