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First Class Alaska Cruise 1950s $9 A Day

A sailing day meant excitement for the Alaska Steamship Company liners. Here is the SS Alaska sailing from Seattle in 1952. A look at the final days of the Alaska Steamship Company with a history of the famous organization that provided passenger service to the far north. A fond farewell. ... Read More »

1955 American Passenger Fleet Featuring 40 Ships

Featured in the Ships and The Sea magazine in the Spring 1955 issue was a complete “handbook” of American-Flag ocean-going passenger ships. The feature story opened with this grim news: “America’s fleet of ocean-going passenger vessels is fast diminishing. 40 active ships with a total passenger capacity of only 12,162 ... Read More »

News: Cruise Lines Actually Operating Right Now

With many cruise lines announcing start ups this spring and summer, a number of lines are already back in service. Here’s the latest: Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean was one of the first major cruise lines to resume service, with sailings in Asia. The Quantum of the Seas has been sailing ... Read More »