SOCIAL HISTORY: Pop culture crooner icon from the 1950s – Eddie Fisher is gone – made famous by vocal from Broadway musical WISH YOU WERE HERE. Eddie Fisher sings WISH YOU WERE HERE in this youTube video. It covers his life, hits and career. The recording is the title song ... Read More »
HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE
The great Cunard Liner – the RMS Queen Mary – the most famous of them all! HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE Cunard Line is the gold standard for transatlantic ocean liner cruising. Cunard’s current success rests upon a rich heritage of 170 years of building and operating ocean liners on ... Read More »
Cruise Talk Show interviews Michael L. Grace.
Michael L. Grace started out as a writer on THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote the lead segment on this episode starring Anne Baxter – star of “Sunset Blvd.” The number one Cruise Talk Show spoke with Michael L. Grace recently. The interview centered around his new book: ITS THE LOVE ... Read More »
P&O LINE’S SS HIMALAYA
Wonderful historical youTube video of P&O Line’s S.S. HIMALAYA. SS Himalaya was a passenger liner of 27,955 grt built for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company by Vickers Armstrong’s Barrow Yard and delivered to them in 1949. She was initially employed solely on the Company’s service from the UK ... Read More »
ALASKA CRUISE – 1950s – $9.00 a day – FIRST CLASS
1950s ALASKA CRUISE – $9.00 a day First Class… Retro August 1954 look at the final days of the Alaska Steamship Company with a history of the famous organization that provided passenger service to the far north. A fond farewell. The SS Denali ends the era of passenger service for ... Read More »
VIEWS OF THE SS NORWAY (former SS FRANCE) FROM CRUISING AUTHORITY
Barry Vaudrin’s wonderful video on the SS Norway (formerly the SS France). Barry operates a wonderful website: Cruising Authority. This is a great resource for the most relevant cruise information, and the most listened-to cruise-related talk show anywhere! Click here to visit CRUISING AUTHORITY. SS France… SS Norway… Read More »
WHEN CRUISE SHIPS WERE LINERS.
Social History and Cruise History: Scenes from the 1930s and 1950s… when cruise ships were elegant liners. Ships that made liner voyages trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, etc. They would “cruise” in the off-season. Feast on these photos of sophistication – of a bygone and forgotten era. First Class promenade deck aboard the ... Read More »
Strates Shows, Inc. is the one and only railroad carnival in the United States.
Social History: Strates Shows, Inc. is the one and only railroad carnival in the United States. The Orlando, Florida based carnival company uses a 61-car train to transport the carnival equipment and employees to fairs, festivals and events throughout their seven-month season. In one season alone the train will visit ... Read More »
Le Cirque’s famous owner Sirio Maccioni started as a waiter “crossing the pond” aboard the Home Lines SS ATLANTIC.
Home Lines SS ATLANTIC… Le Cirque’s famous owner Sirio Maccioni started as a waiter “crossing the pond” aboard the Home Lines SS ATLANTIC. After achieving success, he sailed trans-Atlantic years later as a first class passenger aboard the Italian Line’s SS GIULIO CESARE. In June 2004 Maccioni published his biography, ... Read More »
Messageries Maritimes – Passenger liner arriving from Vietnam.
The French passenger liner SS La Marseillaise is seen arriving in Marseillaise from Vietnam during the 1950s. She was the largest and most luxurious ship operated by by the steamship company Messageries Maritimes. La Marseillaise operated between France and the Far East. The elegant vessel was launched in 1944 in ... Read More »