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CRUISE INDUSTRY is sinking fast!

At one time, cruise ships were large but not gigantic. Now the newer ones are monsters at sea. If you’ve ever seen one in action, you’ll understand why: A vessel like Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is longer than 12 blue whales. At 228k gross tons, it is 5x the size ... Read More »

San Francisco’s FABULOUS FOX Movie Palace!

Thirty-four years on Market Street, then destroyed by greedy developers and political hacks. Sound familiar? When the Fox Theater was built in 1929, it seemed as if there weren’t enough adjectives to describe the movie theater’s magnificence. The San Francisco Chronicle called the opening “a spectacle of such beauty and ... Read More »

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Bankrupt

In a desperate act, Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil Entertainment filed for protection from creditors in Canada on Monday after the COVID-19 pandemic. It forced it to close shows around the world, triggering a fight for control of one of the best-known brands in live performance. The company said it entered ... Read More »

Canadian Pacific’s RMS EMPRESS OF JAPAN

In 1930 the Canadian Pacific’s trans-pacific service reached its zenith with the introduction of the magnificent RMS Empress of Japan. The only way to cruise the Pacific during the 1930s. She was a very handsome ship and had magnificent interiors that now are associated with the Empress liners of the Canadian ... Read More »