French Line NORMANDIE – Part One French Line NORMANDIE – Part Two French Line NORMANDIE – Part Three These are probably the finest video available of trans-Atlantic liner service in the late 1930s. Excellent color footage of the French Line’s famous SS NORMANDIE. SS Normandie was an ocean liner built ... Read More »
RMS TITANIC 2 – Who is the villain in the COSTA CONCORDIA disaster? Carnival Corp (Micky Arison Israeli-American CEO) or the Captain?
Cruise Ship History and Liner History: Who is the villain in the COSTA CONCORDIA disaster? Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp or the Captain? Are today’s mega-ships designed for safety? If this had happened in a rough sea, the Costa Concordia would have made the Titanic look like child’s play. New footage ... Read More »
When the wreck was found they still believed she was intact and well preserved. The next step was to raise the ship. Read More »
Union Steam’s luxurious T.S.S. Awatea was the “only way to cross” the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand in the late 1930s!
The T.S.S. AWATEA Cruise History: Far away from the Trans-Atlantic services – “Down Under” – Union Steam Ship Company operated a fleet of excellent passenger ships between Australia and New Zealand until 1960. The Awatea was the ultimate statement in luxurious service and was the only way to cross the ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History – The Princess Victoria disaster – could it happen again? 59 years ago, on January 31,1953, the British ferry “Princess Victoria” foundered in severe weather off the Irish coast. She sank shortly after 1400 local time, taking 128 people with her. One of those was the ... Read More »
Ahoy There! Brooke Astor – The late Brooke Astor, from the 1900s to 1950s, sailed trans-Atlantic on scores of famous liners including the SS Champlain. These were not cruise ships but floating palaces known as ocean liners. They would have had three or four classes of travel… First, Cabin, Tourist, ... Read More »
Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp and Italian Govt. call off search for missing American victims of Costa Concordia disaster.
Micky Arison (CEO of Carnival Corp and owners of the sinking Costa Concordia) watched basketball game in Miami, while an American couple are presumed missing and lost at sea. Arison, an Israeli-American citizen, refused to head to Italy in support of cruise victims. Instead Arison’s Carnival Corp offered victims of ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History – History of The Cunard Line… The great Cunard Liner – the RMS Queen Mary – the most famous of them all! “Getting there USE to be half the fun” – Cunard Line is another Carnival Corp (Micky Arinson brand). There is hardly anything English about ... Read More »
What is the US Congress going to do about this? Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp tells Costa Concordia passengers they are only worth $14,400. Arison appears cheaper than Sir Bruce Ismay of the RMS Titanic disaster.
Video of Panic and Rescue – American couple among the missing on Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia… “Carnival is rotten! The people run for their lives, some losing their life, and the best this huge cruise ship company can do is off only a piddly 14,000 Dollars? Because a drunk Captain ... Read More »
The first permanent hostel, Alenta Castle in Germany… (Left: Noah Greenberg) Noah Greenberg is a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has come up with an excellent website for making youth hostel reservations: hostels.findthebest.com. Noah is an expert on this famous alternative style of accommodations dating back ... Read More »