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MY TRAVEL BUCKET LIST; PROBLEMS AND PANACEAS

I think most people consider the idea of a ‘bucket list’ of things they would like to do, experiences that they would like to try or, most often, places they would like to see as part of some kind of ‘greatest hits’ highlights of their lives. 830 more words

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HIGH OLD STYLE; CROSSING THE ATLANTIC IN THE THIRTIES

In the Jet Age, it seems unfathomable to remember that, only eight decades ago, commerical travel between Europe and North America was almost strictly a seagoing businees. 951 more words

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Interiors: Stateroom B-58 aboard the RMS Titanic, 1912.

Today is the 103rd anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner Titanic, a disaster so famous in the Western world it scarcely needs introduction or a recap by me. 300 more words

Today In History

TITANIC 103 YEARS AGO; THE WORLD WAKES UP TO THE NEWS.....

“We have absolute faith in the Titanic. We believe that the boat is non-sinkable….”

These were the first words spoken in public by Phillip Franklin, the head of the White Star Line in the United States, in response to a series of alarming rumours that were beginning to circulate in New York and other cities. 299 more words

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FLASHBACK; 1935 SOUTHAMPTON DEATH ROW; MAURETANIA AND OLYMPIC

The maritime community in 1935 was awash with interest in the future. After a long, stagnant period of inactivity, work on the brand new Queen Mary… 491 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...

THE LUSITANIA; THE FIRST REAL ACT OF MARITIME 'TERRORISM'?

When Walther Schweiger slammed his last remaining, famously unreliable torpedo into the glistening black flank of RMS Lusitania on the afternoon of May 7th, 1915, he could never have foreseen what would follow. 861 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...

CRUISE FLASHBACK- SS CANBERRA, JULY 1985

I boarded the Canberra on July 28th, 1985 for a week long cruise down to Vigo and Madeira, the only major Portuguese island in the Canaries. 1,105 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...