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SOS for faded liner – Is the SS United States headed for the scrap yards or will Philadelphia save her?

Philadelphia lunching Ikea shoppers have a view of the SS United States, at Pier 82 since 1996. CRUISE SHIP HISTORY: SOS for faded liner – SOS for faded liner – Is the SS United States headed for the scrap yards or will Philadelphia save her? Bill Clinton was in his ... Read More »

OLD BAY LINE – PRESIDENT WARFIELD BECAME THE FAMOUS SS EXODUS

CRUISE SHIP HISTORY:  OLD BAY LINE – PRESIDENT WARFIELD BECAME THE FAMOUS SS EXODUS.  The President Warfield was named after the Old Bay Line’s president.  Warfield’s niece Bessie Wallis Warfield (Mrs. Wallis) shook the British empire to its foundations when she married Edward VIII. PRESIDENT WARFIELD – “Old Baltimore At ... Read More »

MIDSHIP CENTURY OFFERS A COLLECTION OF FURNISHING FROM THE GREAT CRUISE SHIPS OF THE PAST

Peter Knego at Alang with SS RITA (ex WINDSOR CASTLE) in late September of 2005. Photo by Kaushal Trivedi. Cruise News: Peter Kengo’s MIDSHIP CENTURY has received a new shipment of cruise ship furnishings after his recent visit to India.  His collection covers everything from furniture, to ship’s fittings and ... Read More »

Sinking of the Titanic and the Titan – coincidence?

Cruise History: The sinking of the actual RMS Titanic and the fictitious sinking of the Titan.  Was it coincidence? Art doesn’t just imitate life — sometimes it anticipates it. Fourteen years before the RMS Titanic was built, the American Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called Futility or The Wreck of ... Read More »

The stylish French tradition of cruising will return with the revived Paquet Cruises in 2010.

Cruising the future. The stylish French tradition of cruising will return with the revived Paquet Cruises in 2010. The Costa Allegra will be chartered by Paquet. The Paquet cruise brand in France is to be revived by Jean-Maurice Ravon through his company TMR. TMR will apparently charter the 820-berth Costa ... Read More »

What do Johnny Depp and J. P. Morgan have in common – a taste for classic yachts!

Johnny Depp and J. P. Morgan Jr. seen aboard their respective yachts. Cruising the past and the future: Actor Johnny Depp and the famous financier J. P. Morgan Jr. have one thing in common – classic yachts! Depp’s VaJoliroja. Morgan built the yacht Corsair and Depp refurbished his yacht VaJoliroja ... Read More »

The RMS Empress of Ireland sinking resulted in the deaths of more passengers than the RMS Titanic disaster.

The RMS Empress of Ireland sinking resulted in the deaths of more passengers than the RMS Titanic disaster. Why has the RMS Empress of Ireland tragedy been forgotten? The sinking of the RMS Empress Of Ireland hit Canada hard and was the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history. Occurring just ... Read More »

Cruising The Now: DISNEY MAGIC – Cruise Ship Review – Walt Disney was an avid cruiser.

Walt Disney, an avid cruiser, sailed with his family in the 1950s aboard the SS Lurline.  The video shows sailing day from Honolulu in the 50s – Disney and his family would have experienced this event. It was magical. Today, Walt would be sailing aboard Disney Cruises and the Disney ... Read More »

Looking at the SOUTHERN BELLE

Cruising the past looks at the streamliner SOUTHERN BELLE. American deluxe rail travel, 1920s to 1950s, unrivaled anywhere to the present, the epitome of style, in transport, which gave travel its sense of occasion, combined with the right degree of urgency and speed. One such train was the streamliner SOUTHERN ... Read More »

Great SHIPGEEK Video of the SS FRANCE

Cruising the past and cruise history.   This is a terrific SHIPGEEK video in memory of the glorious SS France, set to the song “France” by Jimmy Kennedy, performed by the Roger Wagner Chorale (written for the maiden voyage). The video is produced by SHIPGEEK. Please visit this wonderful website by ... Read More »