The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm on July 25th 1956. She rolled over and sank the next morning. 51 lives were lost. Cruise Line History: The Unsinkable Andrea Doria – 55th Anniversary By the mid-1950s, with the postwar passenger boom at its peak, more than 50 ... Read More »
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Cruise and Liner History: Moore-McCormick Lines January 1939 ad from Travel Magazine featuring the “Good Neighbor Fleet” with cruises from New York to South America. This is nine months before World War 2 began. MOORE-McCORMACK LINES HISTORY: $480 for a 35-day First Class Cruise round-trip from New York to South America ... Read More »
Happy Fourth of July! Top Caviar use to be served regularly aboard First Class ships. Look hard for it today!
Happy Fourth of July – Liner History – Caviar use to be served on all first class ships… Look hard for it today! Alaska Steamship Company’s SS ALEUTIAN – July 4th Menu – 1938 – More Russian Caviar Our new video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on ... Read More »
Liner History: Excellent video of the SS Andrea Doria. The magnificent passenger ship was an ocean liner for the Italian Line (Società di navigazione Italia) home ported in Genoa, Italy, most famous for its sinking in 1956. Cruise Liner History: SS ANDREA DORIA ss SS Andrea Doria was an ocean ... Read More »
1937 SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd Ship Line – Easter Cruise to West Indies From New York March 26, 1937. The largest and fastest German ship.
SOCIAL AND LINER HISTORY: 1937 SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd Ship Line – Easter Cruise to West Indies From New York March 26, 1937. The largest and fastest German ship. (Left:These are views from the passenger list for the Easter 1937 cruise aboard the SS Columbus. The itinerary ... Read More »
Immigrants to America… ELLIS ISLAND HISTORY – IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA The great steamship companies like White Star, Red Star, Cunard and Hamburg-America played a significant role in the history of Ellis Island and immigration in general. The German liner Imperator carried many immigrants in steerage. While most immigrants entered the ... Read More »
YOUTUBE VIDEO – EXCELLENT GREAT LAKES FOOTAGE – MERIT CLUB CRUISE ON BOARD S.S. SEEANDBEE, SEPTEMBER 1937 SS Seeandbee (1913-1947) Built in 1913 by the American Shipbuilding Company, Wyandotte, MI as SS Seeandbee for the U.S.-based Cleveland and Buffalo (hence, the name See and Bee) Transit Company as a side-wheel ... Read More »
RMS TITANIC… Linus Roache and Geraldine Somerville are to head the cast of the epic TV dramatization of the RMS Titanic story being written by Julian Fellowes. RMS Titanic running the vessel SS New York off her moorings and almost colliding with her. Downton Abbey creator Julian is scripting a ... Read More »
Elizabeth Taylor sailed Trans-Atlantic many times. These are photos of her voyages aboard Cunard Line. 1950: Aboard the Queen Mary… Newlyweds Elizabeth Taylor and hotel heir Conrad “Nick” Hilton Jr. set a course for romance when the Queen Mary set sail on May 24, 1950, 18 days after the couple ... Read More »
Ocean Liner History: SS NORMANDIE and RMS QUEEN MARY during World War 2 Video of the SS Normandie The war found the French Line’s elegant trans-Atlantic ocean liner SS Normandie in New York. Soon Cunard’s RMS Queen Mary, later refitted as a troop ship, docked nearby. Then the RMS Queen ... Read More »