The United States Lines had these ads running in a 1938 edition of Travel Magazine. Europe would enter World War II the following year. United States Lines to Ireland, England, France and “Nazi” Germany… Rose Kennedy with daughters and sons, Teddy and Bobby, sailing on the SS Washington to Europe… ... Read More »
Tag Archives: CRUISE LINE HISTORY
Cruise Ship History: BLUE STAR LINE’S SS ARANDORA STAR – “The most delightful cruising liner in the world” met a tragic end in a shameful British episode in World War 2 – 800 innocent lives lost!
We want to acknowledge Fraser’s wonderful BLUE STAR LINE website. This is one of the best historical sites devoted to a great steamship company. Click here to visit and our since thanks to Fraser, who served as s ship’s officer aboard many of the Blue Star ships, for the wonderful ... Read More »
Will we ever be able to take a cruise to Havana, Cuba? Not under the current US Government. Maybe in 2009? The next best thing for the moment may be this “video” youTUBE voyage aboard Cunard Line’s SS Mauretania in 1956. Courtesy of the www.shipgeek.com 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 Ship History: 40,000 PHOTOS IDENTIFYING SHIPS, PORTS AND PEOPLE ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE STEAMSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Please read the attached news release from SSHSA – the Steamship Historical Society of America. If you love ships and want to actively support the history of cruising consider joining the SSHSA. They publish an excellent quarterly magazine along with a newsletter and soon will have a web supported newsletter. ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History: Italian Line’s SS ANDREA DORIA’s 57th Launching Anniversary – Tribute to the great ship launched on June 16, 1951 which met such a tragic end…
Great video showing the wonderful Italian Liner SS Andrea Doria from her golden years to her tragic sinking. Today — we tribute the launching of the SS Andrea Doria — 57 years ago today. We also salute all those loyal cruise passengers who have continued to travel over the years. ... Read More »
Click on the following press release that was distributed this morning to media outlets… New Website Features Cruise Ship History Read More »
Our new video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on a cruise to Alaska and the Inside Passage. 1954 ALASKA CRUISE from CRUISINGTHEPAST.COM on Vimeo. 1954 ALASKA CRUISE – a retro 50s look at a style of cruising and travel now vanished. Video Includes: Views of the ship ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History: 10 Day Ward Line Cruise from New York to Havana, Cuba – aboard the SS Morro Castle – $160 and up!
That $160 round-trip First Class fare was from New York to Havana in 1928. Today — you couldn’t cruise to Havana for $160 or a million dollars because the Bush Administration continues to boycott Cuba while aggressively supporting such communist governments as China. But this is not about politics… This ... Read More »