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CRUISE LINE HISTORY

The History of Cruising… 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 England and to be ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES – 1960s back stage tribute to the crews that served this famous liner…

There are no American cruise ships flying the US flag. They went the way of the American auto industry. Read More »

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 »

SS UNITED STATES – “First Lady of the Seas…”

This is a youtube video of SS UNITED STATES including song “First Lady of the Sea” written by Meyer Davis. Davis was a society orchestra leader out of New York. His dance bands performed on most of the American steamship lines operating out of New York. Including the US Lines, ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES nostalgic YOUTUBE newsreel and film of the famous American liner…

CLICK ON POSTCARD OF THE SS UNITED STATES TO VIEW A WONDERFUL NEWSREEL OF THE FAMOUS SHIP… Read More »

ELDER DEMPSTER LINES – 150 Years Serving West Africa from the UK

Elder Dempster Lines was one of the UK’s largest shipping companies, and during its 150-year history, it operated more than 500 ships. Based in the historic port of Liverpool it was the major shipping line to serve West Africa. As well as its cargo ships, the Elder Dempster Lines operated ... Read More »

THE SS INDEPENDENCE ON youTUBE… is she headed for the scrap yards …

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SS UNITED STATES – 1960s cruise on youTUBE…

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Liverpool Liners…the last great days of luxury ocean liner travel…

They epitomized the glamour of international travel in the days before airlines stole their trade. At one time, Liverpool’s landing stage was so busy that ships would be literally queuing in the Mersey to discharge and embark passengers. However, the period from the late 1940s saw both the golden age ... Read More »

THE LAST GREAT OCEAN LINERS…

A tribute to the last great ocean liners that haven’t been scrapped — yet! The SS UNITED STATES, SS NORWAY (the former FRANCE) and the doomed SS INDEPENDENCE. The SS UNITED STATES Read More »