Elvis’ love for Hawaii ran deep, and during his lifetime he visited often. Whether it was to perform concerts and benefits, film a movie, or just to vacation, the islands would always draw him back. Elvis sailed to Hawaii from Los Angeles aboard the SS Matsonia on November 5, 1957. ... Read More »
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Crystal Cruises throws in the towel on saving the SS United States but activists continue the fight..
The S.S. United States, the world’s fastest ocean liner, won’t be sailing the seas again after all. The Titanic-size ship — which in its 1950s prime offered one of the most stylish ways to travel between New York and Europe — has been mothballed for decades, ever since jet travel ... Read More »
Liner History – United States Line magazine ad from the 1950s. Aboard the SS United States and SS America. Celebrities were featured in many of the United States Lines ads. Including Lord Ismay, the Princess Olga Koudacheff and Bobby Riggs. To get a larger picture of the ads… click ... Read More »
MARITIME UNIONS HELP KILL THE AMERICAN PASSENGER SHIP – SS AMERICA LEAVES 100s OF PASSENGERS STRANDED IN 1963.
SS AMERICA – Didn’t sail in Sept 1963 – because of a strike. Cruising the Past: The Maritime Unions – corrupt leaders, under gangster control, along with the JET, helped kill American passengers ships. Maritime strikes were endless throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The workers demanded more wages, shorter ... Read More »
Cruising the Past: SS MANHATTAN and SS WASHINGTON of the U.S.LINES crossing the pond in 1939. Preview of the SS AMERICA. Just before World War 2. Read More »
Labor Day – SS United States, SS America and SS Constitution – From our collection of photos – busy liners – New York City in the 1950s: SS United States (US Lines) sailing from New York Harbor. SS America (US lines) docked in New York. SS Constitution (American Export Lines) ... Read More »
Cruise History: The Chandris Line and the SS America was the precursor of Celebrity Cruises. For a history of the SS America click here. One of the ships operated by Chandris was the beautiful Trans-Atlantic liner America previously owned by the United States Line and initially captained by Demitrios Challioris ... Read More »
Cruising the past. Just a long weekend away – Aboard the SS United States or SS America – During the heyday of trans-Atlantic travel in the 1950s – before the Jet made “getting there” what it is today! A living nightmare. Read More »
CRUISE HISTORY: SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT. Turned into hotels! The liners QUEEN ELIZABETH, AMERICA, UNITED STATES, CANBERRA and soon to be the QE2.
By Paul Ash – Accidental Tourist (Times, Johannesburg, South Africa) US Line’s SS AMERICA waited 15 years to be converted to a hotel and then was wrecked while being towed. Some people think the QE2 should have been scrapped, like so many other famous liners, on the beaches of Alang ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History – Burial at sea aboard the SS UNITED STATES in the 1950s. Bodies (passengers and crew) were not transported to the next port until recently. The passengers were buried at sea.
Photo of a burial at sea aboard the SS United States in the 1950s. The body pictured here on the promenade deck of the SS United States most likely could have been a crewmember in the stewards or catering department. Notice how canvas curtains have been placed so passengers could ... Read More »