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P&O Liners – San Francisco Bay – 1960s

1960s – Photo from Cruise History – San Francisco, California – P&O liners SS CANBERRA (docked at the Matson Line pier) and the SS ARCADIA (in background) sailing away. Read More »

GALE STORM DIES – STARRED IN “OH SUSANNA” THE FIRST TV SERIES ON A CRUISE SHIP

GALE STORM DIES – STARRED IN “OH SUSANNA” THE FIRST TV SERIES ON A CRUISE SHIP (BEATING OUT LOVE BOAT) – ABOARD AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINE’S SS PRESIDENT WILSON Gale Storm with ZaSu Pitts in the 1950s TV Series aboard a cruise ship. Cruise History looks at Gale Storm who starred ... Read More »

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED 56 YEARS AGO ON JULY 25th

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 56 YEARS AGO. Cruise History looks back at July 25, 1956. The 56th Memorial Anniversary of the sinking of the Andrea Doria.  The first SOS reached the Coast Guard station in East Moriches, Long Island, and an armada of ships were dispatched ... Read More »

PULLMAN IN BRITAIN – LUXURY DAY TRAVEL

Few people know that George Pullman’s hands stretched across the pond. The Pullman name existed in the United Kingdom for many years. Cruising the past looks at this famous British company, their Pullman trains and a video of the Brighton Belle. Youtube video of the final run of the PULLMAN ... Read More »

THE PULLMAN COMPANY IN AMERICA

Cruising the past looks at rail travel in America aboard the Pullman Company sleeping cars – when trains were truly first class and cross-country rail trips were a cruise. For great coverage of The Pullman Company check this issue of Classic Trains and clink on this link. THE PULLMAN COMPANY ... Read More »

GRETA GARBO “SLEEPS” AT BERLIN’S HOTEL ADLON

GRETA GARBO “SLEEPS” AT BERLIN’S HOTEL ADLON – Travel Social History: Greta Garbo and many celebrities stayed at the HOTEL ADLON Kempinski. The finest hotel in BERLIN. One of the great hotels of the world.  Berlin was a port of call by train in 1929 — after sailing from New ... Read More »

MATSON LINE QUIZ FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE – THE WHITE SHIPS…

Walt Disney and his family sailing away on the SS Lurline in the 1950s from Los Angeles to Honolulu.  The famous Matson Liner was a regular getaway for such stars as Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and on and on. Cruise Ship History looks at the retro ... Read More »

The Post Office aboard the Titanic.

The RMS Titanic ready to sail on her fateful voyage. Cruise line history looks at the Post Office aboard the Titanic. A little known part of the Titanic story. On April 9th, 1912 the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sunk less than three hours later, ... Read More »

Steamship Historical Society in Southern California aboard the Cunard Line’s famous QUEEN MARY

Cruising the past and cruise ship history is the focus of the Southern Calfornia chapter of the Steamship Historical Society of America.  They meet regularly on the former Cunard Liner QUEEN MARY in Long Beach, California and have produced a new promotional video. Steamship Historical Society of America’s Southern California ... Read More »

FROM THE QE2 to the NORWEGIAN SUN – Crews doing musical videos.

A backstage view aboard the QE2 and Norwegian Sun.  Legend has it ship’s crews have more fun.  While they are partying – the passengers are watching jugglers, ventriloquists or versions of old Broadway Shows!  Here are two youtube videos to give you a look below deck so you can judge ... Read More »