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THE GOLDEN AGE OF OCEAN LINERS – FROM CUNARD LINES TO THE US LINES…

TRAVEL, SOCIAL AND LINER HISTORY – THE GOLDEN AGE OF OCEAN LINERS – CONTINUING SERIES…  Here are a few great photos of famed liners from the past – from Cunard Lines to the United States Lines…

A group of young women at the bar aboard the luxury liner SS MANHATTAN – US Lines, off of New York, 1933. Before the repeal of prohibition, the ship’s bar was required to close 12 miles out from the American coast.


Swimming pool on Cunard Line’s RMS QUEEN MARY – during her trans-Atlantic debut in the late 1930s.


First Class dining room on the RMS Queen Mary – A very nice touch: The radiating light on the map by Macdonald Gill at the far end of the room constantly pinpointed the vessel’s true location at sea enroute from New York to Southampton…

Hello New York – Cunard Line’s RMS Queen Elizabeth puts into Manhattan after a North Atlantic crossing in the late 1940s.

Captain Musgrave on Watch – Captain Charles Musgrave Ford (right) at night on the bridge of the RMS Queen Elizabeth during a North Atlantic crossing of the Cunard liner in the early 1950s.

Breakfast in Bed Aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth – 1940s – In this photo: film star Paulette Goddard.

The Cunard liner RMS Mauretania broke the record for the fastest eastbound transatlantic crossing in 1907 (average speed, around 24 knots) and held the title for 22 years.