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“Ships of State,” built in the 1950’s and 1960’s, were converted to cruise ships which plied the world’s most exotic cruise routes.
Our April program, hosted by Bob Allen, spotlighted three of these vessels which had long, successful cruising careers following more than a decade of transatlantic service -- the American Export Lines’ sister ships INDEPENDENCE and CONSTITUTION, and Holland America Line’s ROTTERDAM.
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(Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office photo) Friday, April 28, 2017 – PM 1980's CRUISING, 1950's STYLE Cruise Line Videos of Former Transatlantic Liners Presented by Bob Allen Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan The 1980’s and 1990’s were the heyday of cruising on former transatlantic liners.
Friday, May 19, 2017 – PM NYC FERRY AND THE PAST, PRESENT, AND POTENTIAL OF OUR WATERWAYS presented by Capt.
Pat first visited the QUEEN MARY in Long Beach in the early 70’s and has been a frequent visitor ever since. Fred Rodriguez Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan On the same day in 2008 that J.
(Photo Credit: Pat Dacey) Thursday September 28, 2017 – PM CHRISTENING OF THE M. Fred Rodriguez notified some of his friends that he’d just gone digital, he received a call from the head office of the Holland America Line in Seattle.
Friday, November 17, 2017 - PM OCEAN LINER SUNSET Presented by Ted Scull Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan For our November program, we joined former PONY Branch chairman Ted Scull on a half-dozen voyages aboard ships that represent the end of their type: passenger-container ship, Royal Mail Ship, colonial liner, liner converted to cruising, and a pair of Atlantic liners.
During Ted's program we ventured from Buenos Aires on a 26-day, northbound voyage to Brooklyn aboard Ivaran Lines’ super-comfy, 86-passenger-container ship, AMERICANA.