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HISTORY of CRUISING and TRAVEL by PASSENGER SHIP!

Cruising as we know and love has changed a great deal over the years, its roots trace back to the 1800s and used to be a much more exclusive affair, with only the wealthiest clientele choosing to cruise. The SS Augusta Victoria, named after the German Empress Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, was ... Read More »

BRIEF HISTORY of CRUISE SHIPS and CRUISING

Cruise expert Michael L Grace explains how cruising began. The earliest ocean-going vessels were not primarily concerned with passengers, but rather with the cargo that they could carry. Black Ball Line in New York,?in 1818, was the first shipping company to offer regularly scheduled service from the United States to ... 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 »