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SS Catalina sails again… for the last time…

A nostalgic look at the SS CATALINA and SS AVALON. They were called the BIG WHITE STEAMERS. These day tourist steamships operated together from 1920 into the early 1950s — except for WW 2.The SS CATALINA continued running into the mid-1970s. They provided daily service throughout the summer from Los Angeles to Catalina Island. The SS AVALON lies at the ... Read More »

PRINCESS CRUISES – Celebrates 50th Anniversary Today…

From LA to Mexico – Princess Cruises celebrates 50th anniversary – PRINCESS CRUISES celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with a trip down memory lane for passengers. To cap a year of 50th anniversary activities, Princess Cruises, which celebrates the five decade mark in 2015, created a special Mexico itinerary sailing today, December 3, 2015. This is exactly 50 years to ... Read More »

STEP AOARD THE SS UNITED STATES…

People can only dream of stepping foot on the deck of historic ocean liner the S.S. United States until a Red Hook dock owner succeeds in bringing it to our hallowed shores. Until then, live vicariously through this thrilling tale from legendary New York community newswoman Roz Liston, who sailed the high seas aboard the storied ship in its heyday! ... Read More »

THE RMS CARONIA… most famous of all cruise-ships…

The Last Word in Luxury Travel With her fabulous art-deco interiors and high crew to passenger ratio, the RMS Caronia very soon began to establish a highly enviable reputation as probably the most luxurious ocean liner afloat at that time. Elizabeth Taylor on Cunard’s RMS Caronia. Reports in all the leading periodicals pointed toward a ship that had set new ... Read More »

The Great Liners… wonderful moments…

Great Garbo sails away…  Cruise Ship History – The great ocean liners are now just memories on films. From Cunard Line to the French Line these great youTUBE videos from newsreel footage and home movies keep the memories alive!  Atlantic, Cruise History, cruise line history, uber, cruise ship history, cruise ships ,cruising the past, cunard line, french line, Holland America Line, Matson ... Read More »

The CITY OF DETROIT III…

A great steamer of a bygone era. In the era before jetliners and freeways, many Detroiters traveled in floating hotels, and for nearly forty years, the City of Detroit III whisked families away aboard the most opulent palace sailing the Great Lakes. The beginning of the 20th century, trips on smoke-belching steamships were commonplace, whether Detroiters boarded steamers to Belle ... Read More »

SS NORMANDIE on film…

A great film on the SS Normandie…  Atlantic, Cruise History, cruise line history, uber, cruise ship history, cruise ships ,cruising the past, cunard line, french line, Holland America Line, Matson Line, New York, ss normandie, Titanic,united states lines,videos normandie,world war 2, the love boat Read More »

Carnival Corp. Teams With Chinese Wealth Fund to Build Chinese Brand… Costa and Princess soon to be sailing from Shanghai

Carnival Corp. will launch a Chinese cruise brand with financing from a Chinese sovereign wealth fund, bringing the cruise giant’s portfolio to 11 global cruise brands. Up until the late 1940s, American ships sailed to China from San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Crystal Symphony sails the foggy Kanmon Strait to Kochi. Crystal could be next to serve the deluxe Chinese market. China ... Read More »

SS United States to be scrapped…

Historic luxury passenger liner that ferried presidents, superstars and royalty between America and Europe heading for junkyard The SS United States powers through the water in her heyday Marilyn Monroe, JFK and the Mona Lisa all enjoyed the luxurious Atlantic crossing provided by the Titanic-sized SS United States. As for the USA… no sense of history… a nightmarish cabal of ... Read More »

Downtown Los Angeles to Beverly Hills – via Hollywood and West Hollywood – aboard Pacific Electric’s big “Red Cars” during the 1950s…

Big Red Cars heading for West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and connections to Santa Monica. (Left) This car is coming from Los Angeles via Hollywood and (right) this car is coming from Los Angeles. They are meeting at Fairfax and Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles used to have a public transit system that covered about 25 percent more track mileage than ... Read More »