ELDER DEMPSTER & COMPANY – ONE OF THE UK’S LARGEST SHIPPING COMPANIES… In 1868 John Dempster went into partnership with Alexander Elder, the brother of the eminent Glasgow shipbuilder, John, to act as Liverpool agents of the British and African Steam Navigation Company of Glasgow. The company’s vessels were constructed ... Read More »
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Khedivial Mail Line once operated service between Egypt and New York. As history records the event in Cairo… here is a blog on Egypt’s once excellent trans-Atlantic steamship service. SS Mohamed Ali el-Kebir The original name of the company is unknown but it is thought that it was founded in ... Read More »
Cunard’s much-awaited new ocean liner, the 2,092-passenger Queen Elizabeth, was christened today by HRM Queen Elizabeth today in Southampton, England. (Left: Queen Elizabeth christens the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth.) Great Britian’s HRM Queen Elizabeth II today christened the historic Cunard Line’s third ship to bear the Queen Elizabeth name in ... Read More »
CUNARD’S NEW LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES IN SOUTHAMPTON – LATEST VIDEO The new 92,400 tonne Queen Elizabeth liner has arrived at the Southampton docks, where she will officially be named by Queen Elizabeth on Monday. Built in a shipyard in northern Italy, the latest addition to the Cunard fleet, the ... Read More »
Social History and Cruise History: Scenes from the 1930s and 1950s… when cruise ships were elegant liners. Ships that made liner voyages trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, etc. They would “cruise” in the off-season. Feast on these photos of sophistication – of a bygone and forgotten era. First Class promenade deck aboard the ... Read More »
Khedivial Mail Line once operated service between Egypt and New York. SS Mohamed Ali el-Kebir The original name of the company is unknown but it is thought that it was founded in 1858. The Khedivial Mail Steamship & Graving Dock Co. was formed in 1898 to operate ships and docks ... Read More »
RMS Titanic: World’s Largest Museum Attraction dedicated to the doomed White Star liner opens in Branson, Missouri!
RMS Titanic: World’s Largest Museum Attraction dedicated to the doomed White Star liner opens in Branson, Missouri! The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn (Branson, Missouri) opened April 8 – with a star-studded Grand Opening hosted by Regis Philbin (pictured left with the Titanic’s museum capatain). The event, ... Read More »
Help Save the S.S. United States – The Pride of a Nation – Time is running out for the great American Liner – It could be soon headed for the scrap heap.
Great Video – save the SS UNITED STATES Every ship has a soul – Franklin D. Roosevelt The great steamships and liners – UNITED STATES, AMERICA, CONSTITUTION, BRAZIL, SANTA ROSA, LURLINE, PRESIDENT WILSON – were the pride of the nations that built them, an integral part of history, and a ... Read More »
SS UNTIED STATES – New York wants the great ship to return. Great video of sailing on a cruise to the West Indies during 1964.
Proposal to bring the SS UNITED STATES back to Manhattan. Cruise Ship History: More steamship history with a video cruise aboard the SS United States. In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved ... Read More »
Cruise Line History: DOES MADONNA KNOW THAT EVITA (EVA PERON) HAD TWO CRUISE SHIPS NAMED AFTER HER? The Argentine liners were called the SS EVITA and the SS EVA PERON. They were similar in design to the SS JUAN PERON. The ships ran from Argentina (South America) to Europe and ... Read More »