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S.S. LA MARSEILLAISE – Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route… from Saigon to the depths of Grenada…

Messageries Maritimes’ flag-ship ended up like mini-Titanic… read on… MM ship leaving Saigon Dating from 1862, Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route was its premier route, serving as it did the Jewel in France’s Crown in the East: Indo-China. Saigon during the golden age before the endless and useless ... Read More »

A HISTORY OF SHIPBOARD EDUCATION – MV EXPLORER – 1910 TO 2010

Holland-America Line History – In 1926 the University World Cruise set out from the New York harbor (Hoboken) aboard the Holland America Line Ryndam for a seven month odyssey that visited 35 countries A History of Shipboard Education Click Here To Visit the SEMESTER AT SEA ORGANIZATION Nearly 100 years ... Read More »

SS ATLANTIC – AMERICAN BANNER LINES – From a failed pioneering tourist liner to a celebrated university at sea.

Cruise History – Steamship History – SS ATLANTIC – AMERICAN BANNER LINES – From a failed pioneering tourist liner to a celebrated university at sea. American Banner Lines 1957-1958 Arnold Bernstein chartered in the summer of 1948 a passenger ship the CONTINENTAL (ex ANCON of 1902) for four round voyages ... Read More »

Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month.

The Hindenburg at Lakehurst , New Jersey.  Nazi colors – months before its fatal crash. Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month. The Hindenburg was the “Titanic” of the sky. Dan Grossman’s excellent website – www.airships.net – features the best ... Read More »

FINNISH LAKE STEAMER SS TARJANNE

Cruise History – Steamship History: FINNISH LAKE STEAMER SS TARJANNE Great YOUTUBE video of the Lake steamer Tarjanne Lake steamer Tarjanne was launched in May 1908 and still today sails the same route through Näsijärvi lake to the town of Virrat. Tarjanne Näsijärvi has served passengers and freight. Today, the ... Read More »

Is the former Cunard Line QE 2 up for sale again?

Is the former Cunard Line Queen Elizabeth II (known as the QE 2) up for sale again? The QE2.  Will she end up as a hotel or sent to India to be scrapped?  As Dubai goes broke – we look at more steamship history. When Cunard began operating the Queen ... Read More »

Brief History of the Passenger Ship and Cruise Industry…

The earliest ocean-going vessels were not primarily concerned with passengers, but rather with the cargo that they could carry. Black Ball Line in New York, Advertisement in 1818, was the first shipping company to offer regularly scheduled service from the United States to England and to be concerned with the ... Read More »

RMS QUEEN MARY AND THE BLUE RIBBON

Cunard Line History: RMS QUEEN MARY AND THE BLUE RIBBON RMS QUEEN MARY – Edges Up in Race For Blue Ribbon, POV plane Queen Mary sailing on ocean. We see inside the bridge, operating signal to engine room, officers at map table, tugboats pushing it into dock and MS ship’s ... Read More »

Titanic History – TITANIC the movie vs. TITANIC the sinking.

TITANIC THE MOVIE vs RMS TITANIC THE SINKING. Titanic ( released – 1997) – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane based a screenplay by director James Cameron, whose fictional love story is intertwined with a chronicle of the April 1912 Titanic sinking. CLICK HERE to check out ... Read More »

TITANIC HISTORY – THE ONLY EXISTING FILM FOOTAGE OF THE TRAGIC LINER

TITANIC HISTORY – The history of the RMS Titanic – Cunard History TITANIC HISTORY – THE ONLY EXISTING FILM FOOTAGE OF THE TRAGIC LINER PART 1 – EXCELLENT TITANIC DOCUMENTARY PART 2 – EXCELLENT TITANIC DOCUMENTARY The history of the RMS Titanic has enthralled the world quite unlike any other ... Read More »