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Famous actress Katharine Hepburn preferred Cunard Line’s smaller ships… the RMS MEDIA and PARTHIA

“The Cunarders… the Media and Parthia are my favorite ships…” Katharine Hepburn Cunard Line’s all first class RMS PARTHIA and MEDIA Hollywood stars and celebrities like KATHARINE HEPBURN preferred to travel from New York to England via Liverpool on the smaller, deluxe, all-first-class liners like Cunard’s Parthia and Media. They ... Read More »

Cruise Line History: The SS LURLINE in San Diego

The SS Lurline docking at San Diego’s Broadway pier in the 1930s. The SS Lurline was the third Matson vessel to hold that name and the last of four fast and luxurious ocean liners that Matson built for the Hawaii and Australasia runs from the West Coast of the United ... Read More »

CRUISE LINE HISTORY – The French Line’s SS FRANCE and SS LIBERTE on youTUBE…

From the 1960s… home movie crossing the “pond” from New York to Europe and return… Read More »

Cruise Lines are Liars… the ship’s crews always have more fun…

This site just isn’t about the past… And the following youTUBE video proves the crews are always having more fun. This was shot aboard the Norwegian Sun. All those cruise lines advertise what great times the passengers are having. They’re wrong. You use to be able to hang out with ... Read More »

SS ATLANTIC – AMERICAN BANNER LINES – From a failed pioneering tourist liner to a celebrated university at sea…

American Banner Lines 1957-1958 Arnold Bernstein chartered in the summer of 1948 a passenger ship the CONTINENTAL (ex ANCON of 1902) for four round voyages from New York to Plymouth and Antwerp. In 1950-1951 Arnold Bernstein was involved with the Incres Line and their ship the EUROPA (ex MONGOLIA of ... Read More »

CRUISE LINE HISTORY

The History of Cruising… 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 England and to be ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES – 1960s back stage tribute to the crews that served this famous liner…

There are no American cruise ships flying the US flag. They went the way of the American auto industry. Read More »

S.S. LA MARSEILLAISE – Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route… from Saigon to the depths of Grenada…

Messageries Maritimes’ flag-ship ended up like mini-Titanic… read on… MM ship leaving Saigon Dating from 1862, Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route was its premier route, serving as it did the Jewel in France’s Crown in the East: Indo-China. Saigon during the golden age before the endless and useless ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES – “First Lady of the Seas…”

This is a youtube video of SS UNITED STATES including song “First Lady of the Sea” written by Meyer Davis. Davis was a society orchestra leader out of New York. His dance bands performed on most of the American steamship lines operating out of New York. Including the US Lines, ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES nostalgic YOUTUBE newsreel and film of the famous American liner…

CLICK ON POSTCARD OF THE SS UNITED STATES TO VIEW A WONDERFUL NEWSREEL OF THE FAMOUS SHIP… Read More »