- Cunard Line was the only company to continue regular transatlantic ocean crossings by liners after the 1970s.
- The French Line, Italian Line, the United States Line had gone out of business. Swedish America Line, Holland America Line along with Home Lines continued but only operating cruise ships.
- Liner service between New York and Europe was only offered by Cunard.
Great video of the RMS Mauretania was the second ship to bear this name . In Service from 1939 to 1965, she backed up the Queens . She served as a troop transport during WW 2. In 1962 upgraded with air Conditioning and painted Caronia green, her cruising career was short lived. Escalating fuel costs and newer cruise ships and declining passenger numbers ended her career in 1965. Many considered her the greatest liner in the Cunard fleet at that time.
Cunard into the 21st Century…
- The QE 2 made numerous crossings into the 21st Century – making Cunard Line the only way to cross the pond and continuing the tradition of “getting there is half the fun.”
- Cunard Line continues trans-Atlantic crosses aboard their luxury liners: Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria.
Photos and images from the 1950s and early 1960s aboard Cunard Line ships: Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and the Mauritania. (Photos courtesy of Cunard Line.)