The SS United States and the latest Range Rover are both made in large part from aluminum, in order to save weight without sacrificing strength. Both can draw connections to the military; Land Rovers have served with the British armed forces, as well as other armies around the globe, for decades; the United States was designed to be pressed into ... Read More »
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Southern Pacific’s OAKLAND PIER in the 1950s… The Oakland Long Wharf, later known as the Oakland Pier or the SP Mole was a massive railroad wharf and ferry pier in Oakland, California located at the foot of Seventh Street. Ferry approaches San Francisco in 1941. The recently completed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the foreground. The ferry is carrying passengers ... Read More »
The advertisement for the Adelaide Steamship Company’s popular Gulf Trip features the MV Moonta which operated from 1931 to 1955. The Gulf Trip was one of the most popular South Australian holiday tours for fifty years. Moonta is the best remembered of the several ships which operated on the Gulf Trip, which in addition to passengers, carried cargo. The ship ... Read More »
(Left: Dr. Dodge, Mrs. Dodge and Master Dodge) Liner and Social History: The RMS TITANIC menu was on the table of first-class passenger Dr Washington Dodge, a prominent banker from San Francisco, who was traveling to America with his wife, Ruth, and son, Washington Junior. A menu, dated April 14 1912, shows the luxury food offered up to first-class passengers ... Read More »
CARNIVAL CORP’S COSTA CURSE – Hundreds of passengers adrift in Indian Ocean after blaze takes out engine room of another Costa Cruises ship.
Cruise history and cruise liner history. The COSTA ALLEGRA’s ordeal at sea. Forty hours with no electricity. Carnival Corp had major fire at sea in 2010. CARNIVAL CORP’S COSTA CURSE – Hundreds of passengers adrift in Indian Ocean after blaze takes out engine room of another Costa Cruises ship. Eight Americans are aboard another poorly run Carnival Corp cruise ship. ... Read More »
A short film about the Father Frank Browne’s photography on board the Titanic. The Father Browne SJ Photographic Collection contains the most important collection of Titanic photographs taken during the liner’s voyage from Southampton to Cobh (Queenstown] in Ireland. Click here to visit this wonderful website. Frank Browne’s mother died whilst he was young and his father when in his ... Read More »
CRUISING TODAY. CARNIVAL CORP’S PR SPIN GOES AFTER COSTA CONCORDIA CAPTAIN TO DOWNPLAY DANGER OF MEGASHIPS.
People look at the stricken Carnival Corp Costa Cruises ship . The media has jumped on the bandwagon to create as much commotion as possible and thus hide the key issues in this tragedy. Captain Schettino is now accused by the vox populi of abandoning ship. I do not believe this is so. The captain left the bridge when the ... Read More »
CRUISE HISTORY AND LINER HISTORY: HISTORY OF SITMAR CRUISES AND SITMAR LINE… SAIL WITH SITMAR WONDERFUL VIDEO OF THE MV FAIRWIND DURING THE 1970S… MV FAIRSEA and the Suez Canal 1961. SITMAR CRUISES and SITMAR LINES were common names for the Societa Italiana Trasporti Marittimi (English: Italian Society of Maritime Transport); an Italian shipping company founded by Russian émigré Alexandre ... Read More »
RMS TITANIC 2 – Who is the villain in the COSTA CONCORDIA disaster? Carnival Corp (Micky Arison Israeli-American CEO) or the Captain?
Cruise Ship History and Liner History: Who is the villain in the COSTA CONCORDIA disaster? Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp or the Captain? Are today’s mega-ships designed for safety? If this had happened in a rough sea, the Costa Concordia would have made the Titanic look like child’s play. New footage has emerged of the Costa Concordia’s captain on the bridge ... Read More »
When the wreck was found they still believed she was intact and well preserved. The next step was to raise the ship. Read More »
Horror evacuation videos aboard Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia – Filipino crews were brave – American owned cruise lines barely pay affordable wages.
(Left: Israeli-American Billionaire Micky Arison, CEO of Carnival Corp, hid out in Miami while Costa Concorida passengers suffered) Cruise History and Liner History: Horror evacuation videos aboard Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia. Getting there is not half the fun American congressional members refuse to investigate after two US Citizens die. Were the American politicians paid off by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)? ... Read More »
Union Steam’s luxurious T.S.S. Awatea was the “only way to cross” the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand in the late 1930s!
The T.S.S. AWATEA Cruise History: Far away from the Trans-Atlantic services – “Down Under” – Union Steam Ship Company operated a fleet of excellent passenger ships between Australia and New Zealand until 1960. The Awatea was the ultimate statement in luxurious service and was the only way to cross the Tasman Sea in the late 1930s. Unfortunately, this beautiful jewel ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History – The Princess Victoria disaster – could it happen again? 59 years ago, on January 31,1953, the British ferry “Princess Victoria” foundered in severe weather off the Irish coast. She sank shortly after 1400 local time, taking 128 people with her. One of those was the ship’s Radio Officer, David Broadfoot, who continued sending distress messages ... Read More »
Ahoy There! Brooke Astor – The late Brooke Astor, from the 1900s to 1950s, sailed trans-Atlantic on scores of famous liners including the SS Champlain. These were not cruise ships but floating palaces known as ocean liners. They would have had three or four classes of travel… First, Cabin, Tourist, 3rd Class and Steerage. Brooke Astor sailed first or cabin. ... Read More »
Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp and Italian Govt. call off search for missing American victims of Costa Concordia disaster.
Micky Arison (CEO of Carnival Corp and owners of the sinking Costa Concordia) watched basketball game in Miami, while an American couple are presumed missing and lost at sea. Arison, an Israeli-American citizen, refused to head to Italy in support of cruise victims. Instead Arison’s Carnival Corp offered victims of cruise ship disaster $14,000 plus change for their horrifying experience. ... Read More »