In the 1950s – Walt Disney sailed with this wife and daughters on the Lurline. Mr. and Mrs. Disney had sailed in the 1930s on Matson Lines. Walt was a big fan of cruise travel and sailed trans-Atlantic many times. Walt Disney first sailed to Hawaii with his wife, Lillian, ... Read More »
A Brief History of the Passenger Ship 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, in 1818, was the first shipping company to offer regularly scheduled service from the United States to ... Read More »
Cruise Line History – Hello Sailor! Gay life on merchant ships from the 1950s to 1980s. Exhibit at the Merseyside Maritime Museum – Liverpool, UK.
VIDEO Watch a short video of Jo Stanley talking about the exhibition on the (click here) Homotopia TV blog. Hello Sailor! looks at life on board passenger and merchant ships from the 1950s to 1980s, a time when homosexuality was illegal and for gay men there were few places to ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History – Cunard Line’s RMS Berengaria (formerly the SS Imperator) was sailing from England to New York when the 1929 Wall Street crash Hit – passengers went from millionaires to paupers while at sea.
Great youTUBE Video – press arrow – aboard the RMS Berengaria as it was “crossing the pond” when the 1929 Wall Street crash happened. Passengers left England as millionaires and arrived in New York without a penny. The ship was featured in The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ... Read More »
Cruise History – Alaska Cruise Inside Passage Video – Alaska Steamship Company’s SS ALASKA Cruise – Retro Cruise Video – 1954
To play video – press the above play (>) button in center of photo… This is a wonderful historical video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on a cruise to Alaska and the Inside Passage. A retro 50s look at a style of cruising and travel now vanished. ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History – Historic Steamboat DELTA QUEEN may find new home in Natchez, Mississippi! Courtesy of the NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT By Brian Reynolds (Contact) | The Natchez Democrat Published Monday, August 25, 2008 Natchez — When the Delta Queen’s congressional exemption ends on Oct. 31, its history will live ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History – Cruise Line History – Maritime History – Website devoted to “Cruising the Past” – Photos, stories and videos.
Cruise Ship History – Cruise Line History – Maritime History – Website devoted to “Cruising the Past” – Photos, stories and videos. Please note: The website is being updated and new entries will be made later in the month. Trust you enjoy the many postings available now. Visit the index ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History: Holland America Line’s VOLENDAM crossing the pond – from New York to Europe – in 1937.
Experience the Holland America Liner Volendam through color home movies shot aboard a crossing in 1937. Bon Voyage! The SS VOLENDAM… For more great cruise videos check out: www.shipgeek.com. Read More »
Please note: The website is being updated and new entries will be made later in the month. Trust you enjoy the many postings available now. Visit the index archives or search for various ships and lines. Thanks, the Editors… The Italian Line’s SS Rex, launched in 1931, held the ... Read More »