Home Lines SS ATLANTIC… Le Cirque’s famous owner Sirio Maccioni started as a waiter “crossing the pond” aboard the Home Lines SS ATLANTIC. After achieving success, he sailed trans-Atlantic years later as a first class passenger aboard the Italian Line’s SS GIULIO CESARE. In June 2004 Maccioni published his biography, ... Read More »
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Messageries Maritimes – Passenger liner arriving from Vietnam.
The French passenger liner SS La Marseillaise is seen arriving in Marseillaise from Vietnam during the 1950s. She was the largest and most luxurious ship operated by by the steamship company Messageries Maritimes. La Marseillaise operated between France and the Far East. The elegant vessel was launched in 1944 in ... Read More »
HISTORY OF THE GRACE LINE
Social History and Cruise History – The Grace Line ad in Holiday Magazine 1956 – Cruising was much different in the 1950s. Looking at the photos, in comparison to today’s ships, you could say it was much more civilized. Cruise History – THE GRACE LINE – In the mid 1800s, ... Read More »
THE MS STELLA POLARIS – the most famous cruise ship of all time.
Cruise History – THE LAST VOYAGE – THE MS STELLA POLARIS – the most famous cruise ship of all time. THE MS STELLA POLARIS: A great video of the last voyage of the most famous cruise ship of the thirties, the inter war years and probably even in the history ... Read More »
HISTORY of the ITALIAN LINE
SOCIAL HISTORY and LINER HISTORY – THE ITALIAN LINE ITALIAN LINE HISTORY The Italian Line or Italia Line, also known as the Italia di Navigazione S.p.A., was a passenger shipping line that operated regular transatlantic service between Italy and the United States, as well as Italy and South America. During ... Read More »
HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE – GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN!
Social History: History of The Cunard Line – Getting there is half the fun! Cunard Line was the only company to continue regular transatlantic ocean crossings by liners after the 1970s. The French Line, Italian Line, the United States Line had gone out of business. Swedish America Line, Holland America ... Read More »
HISTORY OF THE HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
History of the Holland America Line – Holland America Line Cruises… The HAL liner NIEUW AMSTERDAM in the 1950s with the SS UNITED STATES Liner History would not be complete, without studying the venerable Holland America Line. One of the last lines to offer Trans-Atlantic crossings on a regular basis ... Read More »
Social History: What they read in 1926!
Social History: What they read in 1926! Great youTube video – all about 1926. Take a look – just great. Just press the arrow! Radio Magazine – 1926 Read More »
Greetings from the Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steam Ship Company – 1913
The Aorangi (17,491 grt, 600 ft. long) was delivered in 1924 to the Union Line of New Zealand. She was transferred in 1931 to the Canadian Australasian Line, a company formed jointly by the Union Line and Canadian Pacific to operate the transpacific service between Australia/New Zealand and Canada. She ... Read More »
NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY FEATURES THE TRAIN OF THE STARS – THE SUPER CHIEF
Social History: Cruising the Past editor – Michael L. Grace – celebrates the Santa Fe Railroad’s Super Chief – the train of the stars – and an “exclusive club” that ran daily between Chicago and Los Angeles with a feature story on New York Social Diary. CLICK HERE TO READ ... Read More »