Cruise History: More passenger lives were lost on the the 1914 sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland than the RMS Titanic. The story of the Canadian Pacific liner is not well known, since World War I broke out only a month later. Try asking someone, “Have you heard of the Empress of Ireland?” You will most likely hear, “No. ... Read More »
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Cruise History: The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic is to be marked with a cruise that will follow the ship’s original route. Bookings for the historic cruise opened today – exactly 97 years after the Titanic was lost – with the departure date set for early April, 2012. The Balmoral, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, ... Read More »
Cruise History: On April 14, 2009, the world will mark the 97th anniversary of the loss of RMS Titanic, the “unsinkable” White Star luxury liner that struck an iceberg 375 miles off the coast of Newfoundland and sank on its maiden voyage, taking over 1,500 people to their deaths. The Titanic – the myths, the facts and the band played ... Read More »
RMS Titanic’s last meal for first class passengers is featured below to to celebrate a milestone in Cruise History commemorating the sinking of the White Star Liner on April 15, 1912. Cruising the past features the first class menu served to the doomed passengers before the ship struck an ice berg and sunk. With over nine courses, passengers were served ... Read More »
Cruise History: 50 BELLBOYS ABOARD THE RMS TITANIC DIED SMOKING AS WOMEN FILLED BOATS ESCAPED THE DOOMED WHITE STAR LINER
April 21, 1912 – Among the many hundreds of heroic souls aboard the fatal RMS TITANIC who went bravely and quietly to their end were fifty happy-go-lucky youngsters shipped as bellboys or messengers to serve the first cabin passengers. James Humphries, a quartermaster, who commanded lifeboat No. 11, told a little story today that shows how these fifty lads met ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History: Battle continues on fate of relics from doomed ship RMS Titanic. The tragic story of the famous liner just gets more tragic.
Cruise Ship History: Battle continues on fate of relics from doomed ship RMS Titanic. The tragic story of the famous liner just gets more tragic. The Titanic was one of the largest passenger ships at its time in 1912. It was captained by Edward John Smith. It left England on April 10, 1912 and docked in France and Ireland before ... Read More »
S.S. LA MARSEILLAISE – Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route… from Saigon to the depths of Grenada…
Messageries Maritimes’ flag-ship ended up like mini-Titanic… read on… MM ship leaving Saigon Dating from 1862, Messageries Maritimes’ “Orient & Indo China” route was its premier route, serving as it did the Jewel in France’s Crown in the East: Indo-China. Saigon during the golden age before the endless and useless war… Saigon was always MM’s second homeport centred on la ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History – A new TITANIC Controversy about the “unsinkable” ship – Did passive good manners kill “polite” British passengers while “pushy” Americans survived aboard the doomed (Cunard) White Star Liner?
A new TITANIC controversy. Did passive good manners kill “polite” British passengers while “pushy” Americans, who don’t know from standing in lines (or queues), survive aboard the doomed (Cunard) White Star Liner RMS TITANIC? You can judge for your self. A new Titanic controversy is a brewing. Here are two current news articles on the subject. But first, for those ... Read More »
Cruise Ship History: The Q.E. 2 Makes Final Visit to New York – End of an era for Cunard Line’s “QUEEN ELIZABETH 2”
Q.E. 2 – Final Visit to New York – N.Y. Times Photo October 17, 2008 (courtesy of the New York Times) … In a parting embrace under the lady lighting the harbor, the Queen Elizabeth 2 slipped beneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at dawn Thursday to pay a last visit to New York and a grander new sister ship, before ... Read More »