Cruise News and inserts for the cruise that was not to be … the ships was to leave Miami about 415 that afternoon … but about 630 that morning the ship was rocked by a massive boiler explosion that killed 8 crew members and would ultimately end the ships service life. The inserts include a welcome aboard sheet and cover the varied shore excursions offered. good condition … probably removed from the ship in Miami before she was towed to Germany for repairs that never took place.
Room folder-packet that would have been prepared for the Norway’s cruise that was to depart Miami on May 25th 2003… but that didn’t happen. Just after 630 that morning the ship was rocked by a boiler explosion that claimed the lives of 8 crewmen. She would never sail under her own power again. The folder has some scuffs and bumps to the outside and contains typical necessary items like stationery, a postcard, cruise news paper (dated May 25th), deck plans, SS Norway history pamphlet and telephone guide. The folder was probably quickly removed from the ship as a souvenir before she was towed to Bremerhaven. Interesting item for the last day of the ships service!
Complete deck in excellent condition!
Excellent unopened and sealed in a plastic w/ a protective clear case. Pristine condition.
Awesome 88 page plus book celebrating the QE2 and her 1977 world cruise. The front endpapers have a gorgeous color profile of the QE2 and the back end pages have a ships guide of the decks. The pages in between are full of Cunard history, ship and port information. Just chock a block full of great info and pictures. Excellent condition with blue satiny bookmark.
Formerly the SAL Gropsholm .. and in the future know as the Regent Sea for regency cruises… the Naravino saled for Karageorgis for a few seasons.
This deck plan has stastical info in 4 languagesand printed deckplan on heavery creamy stock. Love the twin dolphin logo. Not too common to find these.
A nice glass ashtray with the Sitmar logo .. going all glass from china was a a cost cutting trick for all of these sorts of items. I really liked the “V” ships
A nice china ashtray with the Sitmar logo…. another ship line that disappeared in the 90’s. I really liked the “V” ships
Nice little maiden voyage souvenir dish by wedgwood… wonderful guilt edges and details .. only lacking a profile of the ship =(… I would have expected Cunard to go all out for the maiden season .. Still a nice little high quality dish!
Newer Cute little nostalgic book on famous folks that traveled onboard the Cunard liners. From Eddie Arcaro ( Kentucky Derby jockey) to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor there are about 75 folks covered with pictures of them aboard various ships pre 1967ish. Probably sold in the gift shops on today Cunarders.
Lovely framed watercolor picture of the Festivale … Carnival’s 3rd ship and formerly the Transvaal castle. The ship was remodeled in Japan and entered service for Carnival soon after. The picture is in a older frame with the typical nicks etc. The back has a “statistics” sheet taped to it with info on the ship.
Really cool heavy china tray for Royal Caribbean. could hold quite a few cigs if you are a smoker. Excellent shape!
Giant ashtray for RC’s Song of America. This ashtray is in excellent shape and have an awesome profile of the ship. Probably came from the gift shop onboard.
2 very interesting press photos for RC’s newest ship the Sun Viking. She was the largest ship in the fleet at the time. Love the art work on the gallery lounge wall .. and the mushroom shaped tables. Excellent condition!
I was a whole 9 when the E2 set off on this wonderful cruise around the Pacific! Wonderful brochure with interior pics and route info. Pretty darn good shape .. maybe a slight edge bump. At this time, Cunard was struggling to keep the QE2 profitable and these cruises sure helped!
WOW … wonderful agency model for the cruising “sister ships”. When built, Cunard and many other lines thought the smaller ships were the wave of the future…. we certainly have come full circle with today Big box monsters. The Henning Model and plexi-case is in really good shape. The model is complete and could use a little cleaning .. the churned up water around the bow looks to be clean and blue as the Caribbean. The case shows some scratches and some “crazing” but is intact and not cracked etc. Both ships had long lives ..we just lost the Countess to fire not long ago. Shipping will need to be manually quoted
A modern liner like no other .. the QM2 is touted as the successor to the lovely and then soon to be retired QE2. The first ship brochure is full of renderings on the QM2’s interiors and amenities… the 2 story dining room is awesome! The second brochures covers her many “maiden” voyages as well as first season of cruising etc. Direct from Cunard/Carnival.. you won’t find early info on the QM2 that is better than these! Seattle agency sticker .. Great condition!
Lovely Blue scarf for one of the earlier RC ships! These ships were always easily identified my their unique “Funnel” Lounge. Superb profile of a ship in one corner .This is a heavy scarf … made of acetate… in pristine shape!
Lovely Red scarf for one of the earlier RC ships! These ships were always easily identified my their unique “Funnel” Lounge. Superb profile of a ship in one corner. This is a heavy scarf …made of acetate… in pristine shape!
Turbinenschiff Hamburg … a lovely builders type book for the beloved SS Hamburg, published in 1970. She was so super modern when she was built .. she was marketed at the Space Ship. The book is 166 pages of German text and outstanding b/w photos. There are also line drawings of the ships deck plans and outstanding line drawings of the ships super cool funnel. She was packed with great Artwork and furniture ..some of which was saved by buddy Peter Knego. Excellent condition!
Excellent ash tray swiped from one of Eastern’s pioneering ships that sailed out of Miami. I’d like to think this came from one of my favorites: the Bahama Star.. or maybe the New Bahama Star. Excellent shape with no chips or flaws. Great for the smoking sect.
Perfect post card from the funny little SS SilverStar. She was a little Navy relay ship that was converted for cruise service form various ports off the east coast of the United States. She was a bit of an ugly duckling! These cards are in perfect shape: several available
Lovely souvenir dish for the ship’s Maiden Voyage in 1970. Outstand ships , the ships image was in gold and the rim is trimmed in gold as well. the SKY was one of the 4 near sister ships that put NCL on the map .. and later prompted Knut to purchase the SS France and rework her into the SS Norway. Excellent condition!
Excellent resin trays … these look to have never been used. They are a little bigger than most resin ship trays… and have a much higher edge construction. The Atlantic was one of Home Lines last ships and was modeled heavily on the Oceanic of 1965 and recently was retired from MSC Cruises.
Excellent set of cards .. unused an still wrapped in plastic. Features the Emerald Seas on the cover with green trim. The Emerald Seas was purchased from Chandris after they had her totally rebuilt (from the APL President Roosevelt). These were probably bought on board and saved as a gift. Excellent condition.