1955: Officers and crew assemble aboard the SS Constitution docked in Manhattan. The SS Constitution was a passenger ship owned by American Export Lines. She was commissioned in 1951. She sailed on the New York-Genoa-Naples and Gibraltar route to Europe. The Constitution was a sister ship to the SS Independence. ... Read More »
Down Memory Lane: The Liners… Wonderful VIDEO of the Trans-Atlantic liners… The Liners in New York July 1963 (from top to bottom): SS Brasil – Moore McCormack Line; SS Hanseatic – Hamburg-Atlantik Line; RMS Queen Mary – Cunard-White Star Line; SS France – French Line; SS Olympia – Greek Line; SS ... Read More »
Fire at sea… the last moments for the TSMS LAKONIA. The passenger ship TSMS Lakonia, sailed by Greek Line, was sailing on a Christmas cruise on December 22, 1963 around 11 pm while the ship was about 180 miles north of Madeira when fire broke out. There were 646 passengers ... Read More »
(Left: In 1898 Morgan Robertson wrote Futility, a novella that tells the rise and the fall of the Titan, the greatest man-made boat of all time.) “She was the largest craft afloat, the greatest of the works of man.” A “floating city,” she carried only as many lifeboats “as would satisfy ... Read More »
ABC’s NEW TITANIC MINISERIES SANK WITH BAD REVIEWS AND THE WORST RATINGS. What, you didn’t even know it was on? It was!
The four-hour telecast from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes launched last Saturday night to a rating that about tied rivals airing crime drama repeats. Titanic had 4.1 million viewers and a 0.8 rating on Saturday, and slightly more (4.2 million, 0.9) for its final hour on Sunday. Reviews were pretty ... Read More »
THE FORGOTTEN “TITANIC”! The RMS Empress of Ireland sinking resulted in the deaths of more passengers than the RMS Titanic disaster.
THE FORGOTTEN “TITANIC”! The RMS Empress of Ireland sinking resulted in the deaths of more passengers than the RMS Titanic disaster. Why has the RMS Empress of Ireland tragedy been forgotten? The sinking of the RMS Empress Of Ireland hit Canada hard and was the worst maritime disaster in Canadian ... Read More »
RMS TITANIC HIT ICEBERG 100 YEARS AGO TODAY: EARLY THIS MORNING THE MS BALMORAL TITANIC MEMORIAL CRUISE PASSENGERS HELD A SERVICE OF PRAYERS AND SILENCE AT THE SPOT WHERE THE RMS TITANIC SANK…
RMS TITANIC HIT ICEBERG 100 YEARS AGO TODAY: EARLY THIS MORNING THE MS BALMORAL TITANIC MEMORIAL CRUISE PASSENGERS HELD A SERVICE OF PRAYERS AND SILENCE AT THE SPOT WHERE THE RMS TITANIC SANK… Last footage of the RMS Titanic… Cruise and Social History: Early this morning the MS BALMORAL memorial ... Read More »
THE MS BALMORAL “TITANIC MEMORIAL VOYAGE” BECOMES THE MOST FAMOUS CRUISE IN RECENT CRUISE HISTORY… Youtube Video on the MS Balmoral Titanic Memorial Cruise… From the BBC – Chris Buckler After the rush of excitement that marked the beginning of this journey into the Atlantic, there is a growing sense ... Read More »
Review: ABC-TV “TITANIC” MINISERIES SINKS APRIL 14TH. It will make you seasick before you abandon ship and the TV series.
The RMS TITANIC sails to her rendezvous with death 100 years ago. ABC is debuting a four-part dramatic miniseries on April 14th about the sinking of the RMS Titanic written by Downton Abbey creator-writer Julian Fellowes. The series might be historically more accurate than James Cameron’s blockbuster movie, but it’s also an ... Read More »
ARE THE RMS TITANIC TOURISTS ABOARD THE MS BALMORAL AND OTHER MEMORIAL CRUISES GHOULISH AND FOOLISH?
CRUISE HISTORY: ARE THE RMS TITANIC TOURISTS ABOARD THE MS BALMORAL AND OTHER MEMORIAL CRUISES GHOULISH AND FOOLISH? Universal Pictures “Newsreel” of the RMS Titanic… Where has the tourist demand to re-live a painful historical moment come from? Reality shows? Good luck to the tourists on MS Balmoral to re-enact ... Read More »