Christmas and New Year are two of the most in-demand dates for modern cruise lines, with all of them providing either dedicated cruises for each, or a combined longer voyage during which […]
How Christmas was historically celebrated at sea on ocean liners
Much of the modern Christmas experience on cruise ships owes its origins to the days of the ocean liner, when a Christmas spent at sea was a necessity rather than a choice.
Historical: The world’s oldest cruise lines
The cruise industry came of age in the 1960s and 70s, but has been around for much longer than that, surviving the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis.
Historical: The genesis of the cruise ship specialty restaurant
Specialty dining venues are ubiquitous across the cruise industry, every single mainstream cruise line features at least one aboard all their ships, but how did this concept come about? RELATED: Historical: The first […]
Historical: Ten most beautiful or creepiest ship wrecks in the world
The first half is for the beautiful, the second half is for the creepy. Take a look at some of the most striking ship wrecks still visible across the world.
Historical: what happened to South Africa’s cruise ships?
Some of them were infamous, some of them were souless, some of them sank and entered the annuls of history, while others were unmitigated disasters.
Historical: The first passenger ship with electric lights
SS Columbia was also the very first passenger ship, and indeed the first ship of any kind, to feature a dynamo electrical generator.
Historical: The difference between an ocean liner and cruise ship
It is because of the ocean liner that the cruise industry remains an evocative subject for many, representing freedom, mystery, adventure, luxury and convenience to different people. But, what are the principle differences between the two?
Historical: History of air-conditioning at sea
Imagine standing on a sweltering promenade deck aboard a ship rolling sluggishly from side to side as it pushes its way through a lazy swell that shimmers like oil in the hot […]
Historical: The first cruise ships
The origins of the cruise industry are murky and contested. Many cruise lines claim to have been the first to develop this lucrative market that only matured in the late 20th century, […]