COSTA CONCORDIA – The captain’s fault or…? Is Carnival Corp making the captain a scapegoat to avoid questions about management or problems with the ship? Carnival Corp’s first ship the Mardis Gras (former Empress of Canada) ran aground on maiden voyage. History repeats itself. Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia hit land ... Read More »
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CRUISING AT YOUR OWN RISK. The RMS TITANIC tickets are smilar to Carnival Corp’s contract. US Congress has done nothing to regulate cruise industry. Nothing has changed for the rights of passengers.
CARNIVAL CORP (owner of the Costa Concordia) has a history of management problems regarding their ships and many lines… Carnival Corp (owners of the Costa Concordia) have had a history of unsupervised near tragedies. A fire began with an unsupervised cutting and welding operation in a laundry room on board ... Read More »
Excellent video on the ROTTERDAM Cruise and Liner History – The ROTTERDAM IV – Holland America Line History Harland and Wolff, Belfast built Holland America Line’s ROTTERDAM IV in 1908. She held 530 First, 555 Second and 2,124 Third Class passengers. She was a liner with two funnels, Holland America’s ... Read More »
Cruising the past: Steamboats such as the SS Amelia and SS Olympian docked at the Turner, Beeton and Tunstall wharfs in Victoria, BC, Canada during the 1890s providing service to Alaska. Ocean liner to the north: Captain Carroll aboard the SS Olympian. SS Olympian and the Muir Glacier. Wake of ... Read More »
Cruising the Past: The Hindenburg. Color video of the great airship. Memories of the fastest way to “cross the pond” during the 1930s. 2 and 1/2 days! And the most expensive way to go! The Airship Hindenburg was the last great passenger zeppelin. 1937 Video of the Zeppelin Hindenburg – ... Read More »
Social History – Wonderful video celebrating Tucker’s 100 Birthday on Youtube. Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.’s Stardust Ballroom; he was one of the last big-band dance orchestra leaders. The orchestra’s 1939 rendition of ‘Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!’ with Bonnie Baker on vocals was a national hit. ... Read More »
HISTORY OF CRUISING – FROM THE 1830s TO THE LOVE BOAT: History of Cruising – Cruise Ship History 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 ... Read More »
Cruise History – Remembering Katherine Hepburn aboard Holland America Line’s great trans-Atlantic liner SS NIEUW AMSTERDAM. A “queen” of Art Deco design and style.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE HISTORY – A SOCIAL HISTORY – LOOKING BACK AT THE SS NIEUW AMSTERDAM. A wonderful Dutch film/video on the great liner. Throughout the 1930s a remarkable period of growth was experienced by the merchant fleets of many nations. This growth occurred in spite of a depression that ... Read More »
Cruising the past: 1936 Nazi Color Film-Berlin in the Year of the Olympic Games. CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY THE COLOR 1936 FILM: Nazi propaganda complete color film from 1936. An outstanding portrait of daily life in Berlin in this rare, well preserved film, with the magical feeling of the pastel ... Read More »
Today, marks the 75th Anniversary of the luxury liner SS Morro Castle disaster. This is highlighted by recently found home movie footage. These great cruise history videos have never been seen before. They show the September 8, 1934 fire aboard the cruise ship. (Photo credits caremaritime.com and wardline.com.) The 16mm ... Read More »