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The Delta Line – Cruising to South America from New Orleans in the 1950s.

The Delta Line  was cruising to South America from New Orleans in the 1950s.  The steamship company introduced three revolutionary passenger-cargo ships to its South American services in the post-war years of the 1940s. In keeping with the trade name of the company, “Delta Line”, the three vessels were given ... Read More »

Sailing in 1956 aboard Cunard Line’s Mauretania to Cuba.

Cruise History: Sailing aboard Cunard Line’s Mauretania to Cuba on a 10-Day Cruise. How soon before U.S. Citizens can cruise to Havana? It has been a long time. Americans were cruising aboard Cunard, French Line and Holland-America up until the late 50s. The next best thing for the moment may ... Read More »

SS Florida from Miami to Havana

In the 1950s, you could cruise from Miami to Havana, Cuba for $42.00 per person aboard the S.S. Florida.  This fare included all transportation, two nights aboard ship, a day in Havana and all meals. YouTube video of cruise ship arriving in Havana – this was recent – but it ... Read More »

Hollywood to Honolulu, the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company…

Cruise History: New book published by the Steamship Historical Society of America features company founded by Harry Chandler, Los Angeles Times publisher, during the 1920s. Hollywood to Honolulu, the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company by Martin Cox and Gordon Ghareeb. The authors spent 14 years researching the company ... Read More »

Cunard Line’s RMS CARONIA was the cruise ship of millionaries.

Cruise History: Cunard Line’s RMS CARONIA was the cruise ship of millionaires. The Caronia was called the “Green Goddess” – and probably is the most famous cruise ship of all time. The RMS CARONIA TIMELINE is a website we are saluting. It is devoted to this great ship. This truly ... Read More »

When ships had passenger lists…

Cruise History: Looking back at passenger lists – “the bible” of travelers aboard the great liners and cruise ships. Passenger lists were given to all those booked aboard liners and cruise ships up until the 1970s. From Cunard to the French Line, the Lurline to the Queen Mary – these ... Read More »

RMS Titanic cruise to mark anniversary of ship’s fateful voyage.

Cruise History: The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic is to be marked with a cruise that will follow the ship’s original route.  Bookings for the historic cruise opened today – exactly 97 years after the Titanic was lost – with the departure date set for early ... Read More »

April 14, 2009 – the 97th anniversary of the loss of RMS Titanic.

Cruise History: On April 14, 2009, the world will mark the 97th anniversary of the loss of RMS Titanic, the “unsinkable” White Star luxury liner that struck an iceberg 375 miles off the coast of Newfoundland and sank on its maiden voyage, taking over 1,500 people to their deaths.  The ... Read More »

End Of An Era – The merchant fleets, passenger liners, diminished after the 1950s and 1960s.

End Of An Era – The merchant fleets – passenger liners – diminished after the 1950s and 1960s. Passenger ships, flying European and American flags, such as the United States, France, QE 2, Rotterdam, Lurline, would soon be under foreign flags and served by foreign nationals.  Stewards were no longer ... Read More »

Sailing trans-Atlantic on the French Line – 1920s – Great video from youTUBE…

Cruise History – Sailing trans-Atlantic on the French Line – 1920s – Great video from youTUBE… Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (French Line) was founded in 1861. The company began sailing in 1862 from Havre to Mexico and in 1864 they added a services from Havre to New York. They also sailed ... Read More »