The large extravagant intro Brochure for the QM2 , how can this be described other than lovely? Cunard sure markets and capitalizes on the traditional and nostalgic aspects of the vessel and ocean liner travel .. and of course the ships relations to her historic retired fleet mates. The brochure if chock full of renderings of the ships interiors … most are almost too real looking not to be true photos! The insert in the back covers all of her voyages for the first season. Truly a modern masterpiece! A little bump to the cover corners.
Pristine builders book for this unique little gal. I can remember about the first time I ever went to a travel agency to obtain “cruise brochures” the Astor was about the newest vessel on the ocean and the agency had a rather large display dedicated to her, and I am sure I have an early brochure for her from that trip. She was built for Safmarine to sail the England to South Africa route that was abandoned by UC/Safmarine almost a decade earlier. Within a year the rout failed and she was sold to the Russians. Pretty detailed book on the ship bow to stern and keel to mast top!
These are cards form Carnival’s first 2 sets of newbuilds: Holiday and Tropicale and then of course Facination and Celebration. They embarked on a never ending building program .. and Joe Farkus became richer and richer introducing hotel/casino like interiors. This was not cruising like in the olden days. The cards are in great unused shape.
Nice set of post cards for the first 3 ships that put carnival on the map .. the Mardi Gras, Carnivale and Festivale. These 3 ships laid the foundation for what is the Carvival empire today. All cards are unused. though they do have some minor imperfections. There are 2 for MG, 2 for Carni and 1 for Festi!
The Mikhail Lermontov was the last poet ship built for the Baltic Sea Shipping company. She sank on cruise after hitting rocks off the shores of New Zealand in 1986 .. and the wreck site has become a destination for divers. This is a perfect deck plan for this ship and showing interior views… a very rare find and in excellent condition!
Though the Black sea Shipping company she was built for is long long gone , the Alexandr Pushkin still sails today as the ss Marco Polo. She was the flagship for BSC and was the largest of their “poet” class. This is a perfect deckplan for this ship and showing interior views… pretty hard to find and in excellent condition!
Nice crystal clear glass mug for the lovely Westerdam. The ship is outlines in gold and black and the cup is made from molded lobes of heavy glass. Certainly an onboard purchase as a memento or gift.
Nice a souvenir mug from the SP. This rich dark blue ceramic mug has the ship outlined in gold and includes her vital statistics. Certainly a gift ship purchase, from a descendent ship of the “Love Boat Line”.
Lovey ashtray from the Starward. These would have been easy free souvenirs for passengers … and also probably available in the gift shop. The Starward was one of the four little NCL ships that did so well … Knut was looking for added capacity and decided to purchase the SS France and restyle her as the SS Norway! A Great little ashtray in perfect shape.
Lovey ashtray from one of the lovely Sitmar “V” ships. These would have been easy free souvenirs for passengers … and also probably available in the gift shop. A nice additional to any collection.
Excellent souvenir portrait plate for the Adventurer! She and her Ambassador sister ship where early 70’s adds to the Cunard fleet …when it seemed that smaller more intimate ships in the 650 foot range were the economic “sweet spot” for cruise ships. That trend sure does not ring true today in the era of the Mega box 4000 passenger plus giants that are floating around. The broadside portrait of the ship is lovely…with her “E2”esque funnel. The plate is in as new condition.
Excellent dual set of playing cards from the biggest ship in the Caribbean .. and for many years, the longest ship ever! She started at CGT’s France , and of course ended her days as NCL’s Norway. These cards are still wrapped and sport her first NCL color scheme. Folks around the world cried when she went to the breakers at Alang. Mint condition!
A pristine little wine list from the Cunard line. The little list has hard covers and is spiral bound …contains 14 double sided tabbed pages from champagne to cider and ales. 2 other tabbed pages list cigars, cards and other amenities. The remaining 10 + pages include adverts for spirits and cigs!
The lovely “American” lady that started her life as the Kenya Castle and made most voyages from England to Africa. The Greeks bought her and gave her some updating and successfully put her into the American cruise market. This lovely heavy tissue line deckplan was printed in the USA sometime after 1960. Excellent condition … lovely rendering of the ship on the back cover.
Lovely programme put together for the naming of the new ship by Sophia Loren In NYC September 25th, 1990. These is a nice tipped in photo of Sophia crossing the gangplank to the platform docked by the ship. The program outlines the ceremony, the following celebrations as well as lists the “VIP” guests, A lovely item in great condition.
Great deck plan for the Queen Frederica that includes onboard pictures and renderings. She was designed by William Francis Gibbs as Matson’s first really big ship ,the Malolo. After WW2 she was recycled by Home lines as their Atlantic, and then transferred when the NHAL was created. This excellent deck plan was printed in August of 1964 before Homes Lines sold NHAL to Chandris.
Great deck plan for the Queen Frederica that includes onboard pictures and renderings. She was designed by William Francis Gibbs as Matson’s first really big ship ,the Malolo. This excellent deck plan was printed in June of 1961 before Homes Lines sold NHAL to Chandris.
What a great deck plan for the Queen Frederica that includes onboard pictures and renderings. Chandris purchased NHAL from Home lines in the mid 60’s .. which brought their single ship, The Queen Frederica into their possession. She was designed by William Francis Gibbs as Matson’s first really big ship, the Malolo. This excellent deck plan was printed in June of 1966.
Nice little folder fold out for the MS Lucaya sailing from Miami to the Bahamas daily. The 4.5 hour round trip was only $19! Great item with a couple of scuffs and corner dents.
Home Lines did such marvelous deckplans in the 70’s .. and certainly this one does not disappoint! It is almost completely dedicated to the ship with colorful pictures and color coded plans on 8 double sided pages .. the center spread covers cabins and rates. A few scribbles and scuffs … but otherwise in great shape! The plan was issued 8/1/1974.
2 great items for the QAM: the first is a leaflet for the 1974 Bermuda cruises out of Baltimore and Philadelphia. This includes info on the Happy ship herself, room rates and onboard pictures (the guy in the black socks and shorts is a looker for sure). The deckplan is a little yellowed and the prior owner added several notes on various cabin rates.
The thrifty Regency folks had this printed on board for passengers to find their way around the ship. They would have been placed in your cabin info packet. The ship now rests on the ocean bottom.
Who doesn’t like baggage tickets? This one is in perfect shape and belongs in your collection! A nice paper item that was removed from her when she was laid up in Tampa.
Perfect condition ticket for early dining on embarkation day. I sure wish I would have cruised on her before the end. She now rests on the bottom of the ocean.