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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY FEATURES THE TRAIN OF THE STARS – THE SUPER CHIEF

Social History: Cruising the Past editor – Michael L. Grace – celebrates the Santa Fe Railroad’s Super Chief – the train of the stars – and an “exclusive club” that ran daily between Chicago and Los Angeles with a feature story on New York Social Diary. CLICK HERE TO READ ... Read More »

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED 57 YEARS AGO

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED 57 YEARS AGO. Social History and Cruise History.  Looking back to  July 25, 1956. The 57th Memorial Anniversary of the sinking of the Andrea Doria. The first SOS reached the Coast Guard station in East Moriches, Long Island, and an armada of ships were dispatched ... Read More »

Lord Ismay, the Princess Olga Koudacheff and Bobby Riggs aboard the United States Lines.

Liner History – United States Line magazine ad from the 1950s. Aboard the SS United States and SS America.   Celebrities were featured in many of the United States Lines ads.  Including Lord Ismay, the Princess Olga Koudacheff and Bobby Riggs. To get a larger picture of the ads… click ... Read More »

ROXY THEATRE “The Cathedral of the Motion Picture”

Social History: ROXY THEATRE “The Cathedral of the Motion Picture” If a picture is worth a thousand words, then one look at photos of this palatial movie palace is worth about a million. Often cited as the most impressive movie palace ever built, the Roxy Theatre was called “The Cathedral ... Read More »

PORTS OF CALL: DELTA LINE AND THE HOME PORT OF NEW ORLEANS IN THE 1940s

PORTS OF CALL:  DELTA LINE AND THE HOME PORT OF NEW ORLEANS IN THE 1940s. The French Quarter – A quick walk from the Delta Line wharf – in the late 1940s.   Cruise Line and Social History – way down South in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS – PORT OF CALL ... Read More »

Raise the Titanic! Virtually, that is.

Video on the Titanic. Liner and Cruise History: Raise the Titanic! Virtually, that is. On Aug. 18, an expedition will begin exploring the lost ship, some 2.5 miles down on the floor of the Atlantic. “Ultimately our mission is to preserve the legacy of this monument to human history,” says ... Read More »

Holland America Line’s MS NIEUW AMSTERDAM carries on liner and cruise history of the famed cruise line.

Holland America Line’s MS NIEUW AMSTERDAM carries on liner and cruise history of the famed cruise line. Launched from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice on July 4, 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired ... Read More »

2010 – ICON WEB AWARD WINNER

A Social History wins honors – The number one “Hip” Historical Website of 2010. Retro meets today! The ICON-WEB AWARD is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1998 during the Web’s infancy, the ICON is presented by The European Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, ... Read More »

ALCOA TO THE CARIBBEAN

Social and Travel History: Alcoa to the Caribbean. When ALCOA operated three passenger cargo liners to the West Indies.  Modern ships – elegant yet casual service.  A look to the cruising past. Because of shipping shortages in World War I, Alcoa (formerly the Aluminum Company of America) developed its own ... Read More »

SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF – TRAIN OF THE STARS

Social History – Cruising The Past welcomes you aboard the legendary Santa Fe Super Chief – the train of the stars. Extra Fare – All Pullman Streamliner. She came on the Super Chief. Read More »