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HISTORY OF P&O LINES TO BE ABOARD NEW SHIP…

New Cruise Ship Azura puts P&O Cruise Line history on show P&O Cruise Line History: MS Azura will be the newest ship in P&O’s fleet when she sails on her maiden voyage next April, but the cruise line want to make sure she carries on the traditions of the company’s ... Read More »

MARLENE DIETRICH AT BERLIN’S ADLON HOTEL

Adlon Hotel History: Marlene Dietrich, Berlin, 1929.  At the annual Presseball in the famous Hotel Adlon, Dietrich wore tails and pants, which was unheard of at that time. She had to stand very still because the exposure was always between half a second and a second. If someone moved I ... Read More »

THE DOMINION MONARCH

Cruise History: The Dominion Monarch was a luxurious all first class passenger-cargo liner and the largest of her type ever built. At the time of her introduction she was also the most powerful motor liner in the world. Design and Construction (1938 – 1939): At the time of her building, ... Read More »

American trains were once the safest in the world. In Los Angeles METROLINK gives new meaning to DEATH TRAIN!

Cruising the Past: American trains were once the safest in the world. In Los Angeles METROLINK gives new meaning to DEATH TRAIN! The greatest joke about METROLINK… when you email them with a comment you receive the following message: Thank you for contacting Metrolink.  For your reference, your feedback has ... Read More »

Crystal Cruises carries on the tradition of the great luxury cruise ships such as the SS Rotterdam, RMS Caronia and MS Kungsholm.

Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises carries on the tradition of the great luxury cruise ships such as the SS Rotterdam, RMS Caronia and MS Kungsholm. Famous cruise ships of the last century : RMS CARONIA, MS KUNGSHOLM and the SS ROTTERDAM. Crystal Cruises carries on the tradition of the great luxury ... Read More »

MS Balmoral cruise ship to trace RMS Titanic route

Cruise Ship History: SS Balmoral cruise ship to trace RMS Titanic route. RMS Titanic. Let’s do a little cruising in the past aboard the SS Balmoral. The MS Balmoral in heavy seas.  For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship would be ... Read More »

LONDON IN 1913 – CROSSING THE POND ON THE RMS AQUITANIA AND STAYING AT THE LONDON RITZ

CRUISING THE PAST: LONDON IN 1913 – CROSSING THE POND ON THE RMS AQUITANIA AND STAYING AT THE LONDON RITZ Cruise History: If you were doing the European Grand Tour in 1913 – this terrific Youtube video chronicles what England was like during that year. Trans-Atlantic passengers, sailing from New ... Read More »

The SS CAP NORTE – the German liner captured by the HMS BELFAST at the beginning of WW 2

SS Cap Norte – the German liner captured by the HMS BELFAST at the beginning of WW 2. Cruising the Past – Cruise History – 70 years ago this week, during the first weeks of World War 2, the HMS Belfast captured the Hamburg South America liner SS Cap Norte. ... Read More »

HITLER ON A CRUISE – GERMANS BUILT FIRST CRUISE SHIPS JUST BEFORE WW 2

Hitler on a Cruise, 1939 – Adolf Hitler chats with several young women on a promenade of the German cruise ship Robert Ley (named after a prominant Nazi labor leader) on its maiden voyage in April, 1939. Cruise History: The Germans (Nazis) developed the VW and built the first ships ... Read More »

THE FRENCH LINE – SS LIBERTE – 1950s

Cruising the past: The SS Europa was the pride of Norddeutscher Lloyd Line in the 1930s. She was the sister ship of the SS Bremen. Sadly the Second World War caused an end to her years in German hands and she was handed to the French as war reparations. As ... Read More »