The four lives of Canadian Pacific’s RMS EMPRESS OF JAPAN…

Cruise and Liner History: More wonderful moments in cruise line and cruise ship history.  The RMS Empress of Japan had four life’s.  First as the trans-Pacific record holder liner, then serving during World War 2, followed by being renamed the Empress of Scotland on the trans-Atlantic run and then finally ... Read More »

P&O Lines – SS Ranchi

The S.S. Ranchi was built for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) by Hawthorn Leslie & Co. at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and was launched on 24 January 1925. Her gross registered tonnage was 16,650, her length was 547 feet and her beam 71 feet. She was one ... Read More »

MARITIME TIMETABLE IMAGES… Saluting Great Maritime Collections

Get ready to cruise with Bjorn Larsson’s extensive collection of beautifully designed shipping company timetables. MARITIME TIMETABLE IMAGES is a massive collection and worth checking out! Among the images are covers or contents of printed memorabilia like brochures or booklets describing the shipping companies or the liners. If you are ... Read More »

The MS STELLA POLARIS… the last great cruise ship.

THE LAST VOYAGE – THE MS STELLA POLARIS – the most famous cruise ship of all time. THE MS STELLA POLARIS: A great video of the last voyage of the most famous cruise ship of the thirties, the inter war years and probably even in the history of cruising. The ... Read More »

RMS Titanic – A Night To Remember Film Premiere (1958)

Cruise, Liner and Social History – RMS TITANIC – A Night To Remember film premiere 1958… This meticulous re-creation of the sinking of the RMS Titanic was adapted by Eric Ambler from the best-selling book by Walter Lord, and it preceded the blockbuster Titanic by almost 40 years. The film ... Read More »


LINER and SOCIAL HISTORY:  SS Conte Biancamano – Bon Voyage and Sail Away Parties from New York – 1920s and 1950s on You Tube from CLICK ON THIS YOU TUBE VIDEO: We see two bon voyage parties aboard the ITALIAN LINE’S SS CONTE BIANCAMANO. IN 1920 and 1950. Could ... Read More »


Pan American Airways began the first transatlantic passenger service on this day in 1939. Pan American World Airways, as it was to be known, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal United States international air carrier from the late 1920s until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in ... Read More »

PASSENGERS LISTS… When cruise and liners had passenger lists!

Cruise History: Looking back at passenger lists – “the bible” of travelers aboard the great liners and cruise ships. PASSENGERS LISTS… When cruise and liners had passenger lists! Passenger lists were given to all those booked aboard liners and cruise ships up until the 1970s. From Cunard to the French ... Read More »

Hurricanes Hit The East Coast – 1938 / 1936 / 1933

Cruise, Travel and Social History: Hurricanes Hit The East Coast – 1938 / 1936 / 1933 Carnival Triumph sailing around Hurricane Isabel Picture taken from U.S. Coast Guard helicopter – 17 Sep 2003.  From a reader who has sailed on cruise ships in weather like this: There is a big ... Read More »


Cruise and Liner History: The RMS QUEEN MARY vs SS NORMANDIE Read More »

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