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DELTA QUEEN Steamboat May Return To America’s Rivers

DELTA QUEEN Steamboat May Return To America’s Rivers

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The historic paddlewheel steamboat DELTA QUEEN may have received a glimmer of hope that could result in an eventual return to active cruise service on America’s waterways.  A group that has been trying for years to purchase the steamer finally succeeded in their efforts, buying the vintage boat from a…

“Adventures On The Queen Mary” Book Review

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A personal account of life behind the scenes aboard the RMS QUEEN MARY and the smaller RMS IVERNIA in the late 1950s and early 1960s. For a nostalgic sampling of what life was like behind the scenes on the great Cunarders of yore, ADVENTURES ON THE QUEEN MARY by Dave…

Another Boost For The BIG U

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A ray of hope in the form of a $250,000 contribution from an anonymous donor marks another fundraising milestone towards saving the SS UNITED STATES. Just a couple months ago, it appeared as though the SS UNITED STATES, after forty five years of layup since her heyday as United States…

Historic Meeting Of QUEEN MARY And QUEEN ELIZABETH In Long Beach

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Historic Day In Long Beach As QUEEN ELIZABETH Docks Next To QUEEN MARY By Shawn J. Dake February 5, 2015, Long Beach, Ca. For the first time in modern cruise history, a ship of Cunard Line has docked at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal adjacent to the permanent berth of…

VIKING STAR Shines On Sea Trials

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Viking Ocean Cruises highly anticipated, first sea-going ship, the MV VIKING STAR, plies the Adriatic on her successful sea trials. The first in Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) new class of 930-guest cruise ships, the VIKING STAR, has completed her sea trials.  After departing Fincantieri’s Marghera (near Venice) shipyard, the ship…

Final Passage Of A Former PRINCE

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The former Royal Caribbean cruise ship NORDIC PRINCE continues her date with destiny, passing through Singapore on her way to an Indian scrapyard. Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India Since grounding in…

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Interviews Martin Cox

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Interview by LA Maritime Museum Director Marifrances Trivelli. The new children’s exhibit at the Museum: “What’s Going on in the Harbor Today?” is unique in that it focuses on the daily operations of LA Harbor, and features a custom work of art.  Photographer and MaritimeMatters Founder, Martin Cox created a…

CARNIVAL VISTA Revealed In NYC!

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Carnival’s newest, largest ever ship, the 133,500-gt, 3,936-passenger CARNIVAL VISTA was previewed today in a grand event held at the Ertegun Atrium in New York’s Lincoln Center. Architecturally, the CARNIVAL VISTA is an evolution of the CARNIVAL MAGIC series of ships with layers of structural curves, a squat winged funnel…

Keel Laid For Regent’s Uber-Luxe SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER

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The MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER begins construction with a deluxe keel laying, utilizing a Rolls Royce Phantom, a butler with a red velvet pillow and three commemorative coins at Fincantieri. All Photos Courtesy of Regent Cruises Yesterday, the first building block for one of the world’s most luxurious ships, Regent…

Ferry Chronicle 2014 by Kalle Id

Ferry Chronicle 2014 by Kalle Id

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Ferry Chronicle 2014 by Kalle Id Welcome to the second ever issue of MaritimeMatters’ annual (if one can use that terms when the series is only on its second year) look at the status of the international ferry business. I started the 2013 issue by saying that the year was…

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