Carnival had started with the Mardi Gras and quickly added the Carnivale and these 2 ships sailed at almost full capacity from their humble beginnings. A little seam separation but still a beauty!
Carnival had started with the Mardi Gras and quickly added the Carnivale … and finally added the Festival. These 3 second hand vessels laid the foundation for the current Carnival empire
Covers vessels: Song of Norway, Sun Viking, Nordic Prince and my favorite; the Song Of America. Each of these vessels was a design improvement and progression on the last. I always thought the “eagle” bar on the rear of the funnel was a little bit odd, but an effective differentiator from other ships and operators. This covers the April 1984 thru March of 1985 sailings
NCL used every marketing ploy available to keep the Norway booked to capacity throughout her life … and they did so in part by playing on the Ships History as the “France- last of the Great Transatlantic Liners”. A smart move on their part … it certainly added to the mystique of the great ship and probably kept folks coming back for more. These framed cabin plaques were used to explain that rich history and hung throughout all cabins onboard. These do have some signs of everyday wear and tear … but I can only believe a scant few must have been saved. Own your own piece of her history today!
Great early tray … probably made pretty close to the line’s humble beginnings. These older ships with be totally dwarfed by the current Monsters of the RCL fleet … they could almost be tenders! Excellent condition.
The perfect little souvenir for the perfect little cruise ship. Excellent condition
Great little “circle in a square” ashtray for the Norway. Excellent unused condition.
Great tumbler celebrating the Tropicale’s Maiden Voyage in 1982. Great etched image of the ship.
Lovely set of hurricane glasses from the ship of multi lives. These would be perfect for some Mojitos or Daiquiris.
Great double set of Playing Cards for this ship of many varied lives! Excellent condition.
A very early “Golden Fleet” DP/ Brochure for the young Carnival fleet. From a humble start with this one ship … Carnival became the worlds largest cruise line operator. Excellent condition and photos. Lots of nice color .. a Farkus touch I’m sure
A very early “Golden Fleet” DP/ Brochure for the young Carnival fleet. From a humble start with this one ship … Carnival became the worlds largest cruise line operator. Excellent condition and photos.
Nice plan brochure fold out for Carnival’s first ship the Mardi Gras. Interestingly this 1974 brochure first I know of to refer to the ships as “fun ships” which has been the tag line for Carnival marketing forever. The old CP Empress of Canada went to the breakers in the early 2000’s.
Interesting single baggage tag … actually marked “Atlantic Cruise Lines” … must have been some sort of short term Charter for the TS Carla C ( ex Flandre). Excellent condition.
Excellent deck plan folder for the Angelina Lauro … lovely interior photos and color coded deck plans. She was a major dollar earner … until the day of the fire. Excellent condition … a little writing on the front.
Great blue and gold PL for the Sun Viking … these folks were on a lovely cruise over Christmas … and by the comments and note in back had a great time.
An early PL for the lovely little Nordic Prince … simple gold and blue covers!
Nice large deck plan for the beautiful QE2. The tag line touts the 9 new reasons to travel onboard the QE2. These range from the midnight buffet … to the new suites and accommodations. Pretty nice with a few pen and pencil markings.
The first and best brochure ever done for the “Greatest Ocean Liner of our time” .. the QM2. Super thick and filled with renderings of her interiors and all other sorts of great info about the ship. These are getting harder to find .. though Cunard printed lots of them!
A pristine copy of the “Norway” .. the lovely book dedicated to telling her conversion from the France to the Norway story. Written by john Maxtone Graham, the book is rich in text, prose and pictures of the amazing conversion and ship’s story. This would have been the Ultimate souvenir to purchase onboard during her debut seasons as the Norway. Pristine and gorgeous! … love the richly embossed cover!
A lovely brochure for the dual liners and their 1971 Caribbean cruises. Excellent floral cover graphics and great color inside .. this is a beautiful brochure for sure. Another few years and both ships would be sold off to other owners. Can you spot the minor graphic cover flaw that puts my design OC in hyper drive?
Nice folder by TC … showing multi like cruises in 1981 (and some related air fares). The cover shows the Rotterdam’s pool and lido deck.
Nice flyer for 1976 Carla C Cruises in the Caribbean.. Lovely mod squad graphics and a few pictures. Once the French Line Flandre … this lovely lady spent some time with Costa.
Nice flyer for the January 1977 Country and Western Cruise of the Federico C. Lovely mod squad graphics and a few pictures. The cruise featured Bill Anderson and Mary Lou Turner.
Lovely little flyer for the 5 lovely ships: Federico C, Angelina Lauro, Flavia, Carla C and Amerikanis. Super 70’s graphics. great cruises out of San Juan and Pt. Everglades.