Even on the 4th of July. Look hard for it today on any cruise-ship. Here is a wonderful video aboard July 1954 sailing of the SS Alaska.
Caviar was served.
1954 ALASKA CRUISE – a retro 50s look at a style of cruising and travel now vanished.
Video Includes: Views of the ship leaving the Port of Seattle, with streamers, confetti and visitors waving goodbye – something rarely scene today. See the ship sail up the inside passage… with passengers dancing, dining, playing shuffleboard and man nostalgic scenes of an Alaska steamship far different from the massive ships sailing the Inland Passage today. The Alaska Steamship Company operated passenger service from Seattle to all ports in Alaska from 1895 until 1954. During the summer weekly sailings visited the Inside Passage. The line challenged all kinds of winter conditions and operated year round offering regular sailings as far north as Nome. These are family films and footage taken during the 1920s through the 1950s.
Cruise Line History – July 4th trans-Atlantic liner and Alaska cruise ship dinner menus from the past… featuring “Russian Caviar” and “Kangoroo Tail Soup” on the High Seas from 1900 until 1938 – aboard the SS Manhattan, SS Aleutian and the SS City of Rome.
Alaska Steamship Company’s SS ALEUTIAN – July 4th Menu – 1938 – More Russian Caviar
Anchor Line’s SS CITY OF ROME – July 4th Menu – 1900 – Russian Caviar
United States Lines SS MANHATTAN – July 4th Menu -1937 – Australian Kangaroo Tail Soup