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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 ... Read More »

The Princess Victoria disaster – could it happen again?

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 ... Read More »

Video on the tragic sinking of the RMS VESTRIS (1928)

Cruise and Liner History: Video on the tragic sinking of the RMS VESTRIS (1928) … The RMS Vestris was a passenger and cargo liner built by Workman Clarke & Co. Ltd. of Belfast, Ireland, for the Lamport & Holt Line. She weighed 10,660 gross tons, had twin screw propulsion, a ... 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 »