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Mid-Century First American Cruise/Liners Built After WW 2

The “Del Triplets” – Del Norte, Del Mar, and Del Sud – were the first modern American flag liners to be built after World War 2 and became a top choice for cruising to South America. They offered first class, mid-century modern passenger service from New Orleans to South America. ... Read More »

Canada’s “Uber” Steamers To British Columbia’s Coastal Cities and Alaska

The Union fleet became synonymous with pioneers and loggers, and for 70 years, ships sporting the company’s black and red funnels plied the coast, servicing logging camps, canneries, mines, and coastal communities. ‘ The Union Steamship Company was the first line to use Vancouver as a homeport. The Klondike gold ... Read More »

SS ACAPULCO – Mexico’s CRUISE SHIP sailing from California to Mexico in the early 1960s!

The S.S. ACAPULCO was the first passenger liner to fly the Mexican flag and commenced service from Los Angeles to Acapulco with regular cruise service in 1962. There were special connecting airfares from San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, and San Diego. The Acapulco, a 24,400-ton cruise ship formerly sailed between ... Read More »

CRUISING RETURNS after devastating 2020 for Cruise Lines

A new Senate subcommittee on travel and tourism held its first hearing on Tuesday and called for the U.S. government to enact specific steps to kickstart U.S. tourism after a devastating 2020. Lawmakers were eager to know when international inbound restrictions that have hit tourism-dependent states like Florida, Nevada and ... Read More »

NEWS: Which CRUISE LINES Now Have COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements?

Few commercial sectors have been battered by COVID-19 as badly as the cruise industry, which came to a screeching halt at roughly this time one year ago. The CDC first signed its No-Sail Order on March 14, 2020, and cruise ships around the globe, already in mid-voyage, scrambled for somewhere ... Read More »

MID-CENTURY 1950s and 1960s Travel by CRUISE SHIPS and PASSENGER LINERS

Travel by cruise ship or passenger liner in the 1950s and 1960s was far different from today’s cruising. Many passengers were traveling from one point to another, they had a destination, while others were taking cruises. You could be sailing across the pond to Europe for business or pleasure, heading ... Read More »

Cunard Line star ELIZABETH TAYLOR sailed aboard the RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and the QE2.

Besides “crossing the Pond” on Cunard, Elizabeth Taylor sailed to Europe on the French Line’s SS Liberte, cruised to the Mediterranean aboard Cunard’s RMS Caronia and Mauritania. Liz sailed to the Caribbean and South America on the Grace Line’s SS Santa Rosa. She loved ships and the sea. Taylor had sailed a number ... Read More »

The EVITA LINERS sailed from New York to Argentina: T.S.S. EVA PERON and T.S.S. EVITA

Argentina was the only South American country to operate regular long-distance intercontinental ocean liners following World War 2, although always with ships of moderate size and speed. Alberto Dodero is a completely forgotten name in today’s world, but in the mid-20th century, he was the major shipping tycoon in South ... Read More »

YALE and HARVARD Night Boats sailing between San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego

Known as “white Flyers of the Pacific,” the sister ships each made four sailings a week during the 1920s and 1930s. They carried 565 First Class passengers at an average speed of 23 knots between the two major California cities. With boat train connections to downtown Los Angeles, San Jose, ... Read More »

DELTA QUEEN & DELTA KING Overnight Riverboats between San Francisco and Sacramento

California’s famous overnight steamboats Delta King and Delta Queen operated first-class overnight passenger service between San Francisco and Sacramento from 1927 until 1940. The steamboats were called the “mail-order” ships because they were initially built in Scotland, shipped to Stockton where they were assembled. The new steamers replaced the Fort ... Read More »