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The Prinzessin Victoria Luise – world’s first cruise ship.

The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship. Cruise Ship History and Cruising The Past – The Prinzessin Victoria Luise was the world’s first cruise ship.  Built for the Hamburg America Line, she was launched on June 29, 1900 and served as a cruising passenger ship until December ... Read More »

Cruising The Past and Cruise Ship History features the maritime art of James A. Flood.

RMS TITANIC at 1:00 AM – Lifeboat, rockets and the sinking liner by James A. Flood. Cruising The Past and Cruise Ship History features the maritime art of James A. Flood. His website features paintings of ships (RMS Titanic, SS Lurline, SS Rex, etc.). There are ships biographies and photographs ... Read More »

Website of the Month: Peter Knego’s Midship Century Collection of Furniture and Art from the great cruise ships and liners of the past.

Symbols Of Rome and the Ancients by one of 20th Century Italy’s most important ceramists salvaged from the MV VICTORIA – one of many of the Midship Century collection items recently sold. Cruising The Past presents our choice for website of the month: Peter Knego’s Midship Century. His website offers ... Read More »

SS United States sails to the West Indies during the 1960s.

Cruise Ship History and Cruising The Past. More steamship history with a video cruise aboard the SS United States. In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved wife Frieda. Here, set to the ... Read More »

TITANIC VIDEO

Cruising The Past – Cruise History – Steamship History. We present a new RMS TITANIC video from youtube. The video contains a lot of (very old) pictures on Titanic, and even two short (original) films. It also contains pictures from the famous movie “Titanic” with Kate and Leonardo as actors. ... Read More »

Passenger Ships – Early 20th Century Photos

Passenger Ships – Early 20th Century Photos. Cruising The Past collection of early steamship photos.  Ships arriving in port. From New York to San Francisco. We’ve identified a Grace Line ship arriving in Manhattan during the dead of Winter. Read More »

Cruise Line History – July 4th menus featuring “Russian Caviar” and “Kangoroo Tail Soup” on the High Seas from 1900 until 1938 – aboard the SS Manhattan, SS Aleutian and the SS City of Rome.

Cruise Line History – July 4th trans-Atlantic liner and Alaska cruise ship dinner menus from the past… featuring “Russian Caviar” and “Kangoroo Tail Soup” on the High Seas from 1900 until 1938 – aboard the SS Manhattan, SS Aleutian and the SS City of Rome. Anchor Line’s SS CITY OF ... Read More »

Cruise History: The Chandris Line and the SS America was the precursor of Celebrity Cruises.

Cruise History: The Chandris Line and the SS America was the precursor of Celebrity Cruises. For a history of the SS America click here. One of the ships operated by Chandris was the beautiful Trans-Atlantic liner America previously owned by the United States Line and initially captained by Demitrios Challioris ... Read More »

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 »