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SS Andrea Doria Sinking Disaster with Hollywodo Movie Stars Aboard in 1967

Andrea Doria, Sinks, Stockhom

In July 1956, the SS Andrea Doria sank on the last night of its voyage from Italy to New York City. With over 1,134 passengers aboard, including Hollywood movie stars Ruth Roman and Betsy Drake, barely 100 short of her passenger capacity of 1,241. There were 190 first-class passengers,  267 ... Read More »

American flag Delta Line Cruised to from New Orleans to South America – 1947 to 1967

The Delta Line introduced three revolutionary passenger-cargo ships to its South American services in the post-war years in 1947, with the liners lasting in service until 1967. In keeping with the company’s trade name, “Delta Line,” the three vessels were given “Del” names DEL NORTE, DEL SUD, and DEL MAR. ... Read More »

Nazi TITANIC Movie 80th Anniversary WW 2 epic never released in Germany

The strange tale of the banned Nazi World War II epic Titanic. Before James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic, the Hollywood Titanic of 1953, the 1958 British film A Night to Remember, and the 1997 Broadway musical Titanic – there was the Nazi German film RMS Titanic. Excellent video on making of ... Read More »

Titanic sub incident – OceanGate suspends operations after Titan submersible implosion

Nearly three weeks after its submersible vessel Titan imploded, killing all five people on board, OceanGate is suspending all exploration and commercial operations. The organization posted on its website on Thursday that it would no longer be sending individuals down to the wreckage of the Titanic, or elsewhere. OceanGate declined ... Read More »

4th of July – Celebrating Independence Day At Sea

National holidays were celebrated onboard liners and cruise ships with special events and elaborate menus. From Russian Caviar to Filet Mignon to Ice Cup, Independence Gourmandizes. The menus are classics in cuisine prepared onboard and not the fresh frozen cruise meals aboard today’s cruise liners. Here are a number of ... Read More »

Hitler’s Nazi “Luxury” Cruise Ship

The Germans (Nazis) developed the VW, created the first cruise line and built the first ships designed exclusively for cruising. The first cruise line… The Germans operated the first steamship line with ships exclusively devoted to cruising. The Kdf – Kroft durch Freude (Strength through Joy) leisure organization, a part ... Read More »

Titanic’s Six “Forgotten” Chinese Men Who Survived

More than a century after the Titanic sank in April 1912; few new stories surface from the wreck. When documentary filmmaker Arthur Jones and his team started work on “The Six” — their film about the ship’s six Chinese survivors — in 2012, they kept expecting to find that someone ... Read More »

1950s and 1960s – P&O Orient Lines Ships Served The World

In the 1950’s, two of Britain’s oldest and biggest passenger shipping companies cooperated to extend their traditional Britain-Suez-Australia-New Zealand routes across the Pacific to the West Coast of North America. The new service was so successful that by the end of the decade, the missing homeward leg through the Panama ... Read More »

1929 video Merchant & Miner’s SS Nantucket cruising from Florida to Savannah

Known as the “Queen of Sea,” the Merchants and Miners Transportation Company Steamship Line operated one of the finest fleets of passenger steamers on the Atlantic Coast and ranked foremost as one of America’s top tourist routes. It was said to be the only line plying between Baltimore, Savannah, and ... Read More »

“Unsinkable” TITANIC Survivors Tell Their Story in BBC 1956 Interview

Two survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster told their incredible stories of being saved from the sinking ship. BBC Video A gigantic ship, almost 900 ft long and 175 feet high, it was a feat of engineering. The R.M.S. Titanic weighed more than 40,000 tons and it was the best ... Read More »