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RMS Titanic – Books Passengers Were Reading On The Doomed Voyage

As the RMS Titanic was sinking beneath the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, and survivors were thrashing about in the iceberg-clotted waters, what books might they have turned to with which to fashion a homemade life preserver or, in the case of some sturdy Theodore ... Read More »

Old Bay Line Night Boats between Baltimore, Washington DC and Norfolk!

On April 13, 1962, America’s last night boat service ended as the Old Bay Line’s steamers made their final voyages on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, ending service between Baltimore and Norfolk. Known officially as the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, which had come to be known as the Old ... Read More »

President John F Kennedy Onboard RMS Queen Mary Crossing the Pond

The floating palace for the rich and famous: Vintage photos reveal glamor on board the Queen Mary during her maiden voyage. First Class Dining Room RMS Queen Mary left Southampton on M en route to New York, the first of many transatlantic crossings. Elizabeth Taylor walking her dogs.  She hosted the wealthy ... Read More »

Pearl Harbor Bombed Matson Liner SS Lurline heads for San Francisco

Matson Lines SS Lurline was halfway from Honolulu to San Francisco on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The liner arrived safely in San Francisco with passengers from California and the USA on December 11th. The liner arrived safely in San Francisco with passengers from California and ... Read More »

Ghastly Murder Onboard a Cruise to South Africa

Murder, suspicious deaths and disappearing at sea aboard liners from Cunard to Union-Castle have made cruise history.   The romantic decks of “The Love Boat” can be a very dangerous place. As for cruising the past, history finds there were two or three murders supposedly linked to Cunard Line’s RMS Queen ... Read More »

SOS Ship to Shore – Now and the Past

When you are sailing on a cruise ship, how to communicate with other passengers onboard. Watch the video: WATCH the video and see how to stay in-touch with traveling companions along with friends, family and business associates onshore. Why take a look at the video? Because it will give free ... Read More »

Old Fall River Line “Mammoth Palace Steamers”

Cruise History – The Old Fall River Line – Everyone from presidents to swindlers sailed the Sound on “Mammoth Palace Steamers” in the heyday of the side wheelers and night boats.   The Fall River Line was a combination steamboat and railroad connection between New York City and Boston that operated ... Read More »

Mid-Century modern Delta Lines Steamship Cruise To South America.

The US Flag Delta Line was cruising to South America from New Orleans from the 1940s into the 1960s. The steamship company introduced three revolutionary passenger-cargo ships to its South American services in the post-war years of the 1940s. In keeping with the trade name of the company, “Delta Line,” ... Read More »

VIDEO: The famous French Liner SS Normandie Art-Deco Afloat

The SS Normandie was, of course, the result of a successive series of bigger and better French liners, beginning with the France of 1912 and continuing to the Ile de France (1927) and L’Atlantique (1931). Even the far smaller Champlain (1932) has often been called a prelude. She also drew ... Read More »

CRUISE NEWS: New York Jets and Carnival Cruise Line Announce Partnership

Carnival Cruise Line and the New York Jets today announced a multi-year partnership. The agreement designates Carnival as a “Proud Partner of the New York Jets.” “At Carnival, we create memorable vacation experiences filled with fun for our guests, and we see the excitement from football fans firsthand when their ... Read More »