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Author Archives: Michael Grace

The Paddle Steamer Emeraude – Colonial Indochina and Today’s Vietman

Cruising The Past: In 1910 a paddle steamer called the Emeraude was offering unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay for visitors to what was then French Indochina. The Emeraude was part of a flotilla owned by the Roque family who had left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of adventure and fortune. ... Read More »

SS Catalina and SS Avalon sail to Catalina Island

1950s RETRO: THE BIG WHITE CRUISE SHIP SAILS AGAIN TO CATALINA ISLAND! from CRUISINGTHEPAST.COM on Vimeo. Cruising The Past present our own video on the SS Catalina and SS Avalon. These are the big white cruise ships that once sailed from Los Angeles to Catalina Island. Sail away – as ... Read More »

TItanic: The Artifact Exhibition now playing in six cities from Las Vegas to Lisbon

Cruise Line History visits the RMS Titanic. TItanic: The Artifact Exhibition now playing in six cities from Las Vegas to Lisbon By Sue Frause (Courtesy Seattle Travel Examiner) After 97 years, the R.M.S. Titanic has finally docked in New York City. On June 24, 2009 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opened ... Read More »

Book Signing in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Steamship Company – Interview with author about a cruise line the LA Times Chandler family helped start.

Cruise Line History – Harry Chandler built the Los Angeles Times into arguably the most powerful and successful newspaper on the West Coast.   He also was instrumental in starting the Los Angeles Steamship Company in the 1920s to rival San Francisco’s Matson Lines. A wonderful new book tells the story. ... Read More »

The Lurline “was” Hawaii!

Maston Line’s SS LURLINE was advertised as: “The Lurline is Hawaii!” SS Lurline was the third Matson vessel to hold that name and the last of four fast and luxurious ocean liners that Matson built for the Hawaii and Australasia runs from the West Coast of the United States. Lurline‘s ... Read More »

Just a long weekend away – Aboard the SS United States or SS America

Cruising the past.  Just a long weekend away – Aboard the SS United States or SS America – During the heyday of trans-Atlantic travel in the 1950s – before the Jet made “getting there” what it is today!   A living nightmare. Read More »

The Legendary Super Chief, Flagship Of The Santa Fe – Train of the Stars!

Cruising The Past welcomes you aboard the legendary Santa Fe Super Chief – the train of the stars.  Extra Fare – All Pullman Streamliner. She came on the Super Chief. One reason that the Santa Fe became such a famous railroad was because of its flagship passenger train, the Super ... Read More »


1954 ALASKA CRUISE from CRUISINGTHEPAST.COM on Vimeo. ALASKA CRUISE – 1954 – $9.00 PER DAY. Cruising The Past presents an historical video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on a cruise to Alaska and the Inside Passage. A retro 50s look at a style of cruising and travel ... Read More »

SS France Eastbound – SS Liberte Westbound

Cruising The Past takes you aboard the SS France and SS Liberte.  Great cruise ship history – with videos of the French Line ships. 1950s trans-Atlantic glory.  When going by ship was a joy – with class and grace.  Enjoy these gorgeous full color home movies shot by a lucky ... Read More »

Website of the Month: Maritime Matters

Website of the Month: Maritime Matters Martin Cox presents a terrific website.  Cruising The Past is pleased to feature it as a our website of the month.  Martin covers maritime history along with contemporary cruising.  You will read about… Cruise ships, ocean liners, cruise ship news, shipping news, live blogs ... Read More »