Dated September 1st 1963 the exquisite cuisine was stated in both French and English. The gorgeous cover still life was by Michel Ciry and prominent artist of the day. The date would have been would have been just about a year after her Maiden Voyage.
It would have been an honor to sit at the captains table at anytime during the ships 10th ATW cruise. This menu for dinner at the captains table is dated 2-20.1970. The menu was for Mrs JA Nork and was signed by Captain EGA Heymans.
The QE2 is being prepared for launch in the press photo. The scaffolding for the platform of the launching ceremony is well underway and the Queen is scheduled for September 20th. She would be the last Great liner built at John Browns Clydebank Yard.
Interesting French Press photo of the recently launched Shalom while she was fitting out. The text is in French … so I don’t know exactly what is being said other than she was a product of the famous Chantiers de la Atlantique yard … the largest liner built there since the SS France.
A lovely photo showing the QE settling into her new retirement home in PE, Florida. As we know the expectations on this being successful did not materialize and she would be sold again to CY Tung.
Excellent view of the QM participating in her last Cowes week and is shown among the many sailing yachts. A tug man’s strike in Southampton is also mentioned.
Lovely 8×10 press photo of the Katherine moving at speed.
The QE2 is being nudged into the Drydock in Southampton to have her hull inspected and cleaned. She had just completed four days of trials in the English Channel. Per the notes on the back, her turbines behaved perfectly, but would be opened up for inspection while the bottom work was being completed.
The QE2 had just arrived into Southampton Harbor for the first time … and work below decks is feverishly being completed as the photo shows! Great and interesting behind the scenes photo.
The QE2 had just arrived into Southampton Harbor for the first time … about 2 weeks before I was born. Here she is seen off Calshot Spit Lightvessel. She looks magnificent in her original livery and configuration.
Home Lines had printed this exceptional type of brochure /deck plan for many years and this one is a no disappointment. Full color photography and color-coded deck plans are the staples of these wonderful brochures. Like New condition … Unfortunately, this would become her last brochure before her galley and dining room caught fire and the decision was to scrap her and look for newer tonnage.
Advertised as her inaugural winter program of sailings from Florida … is this richly colored brochure for the lovely Homeric. Home Lines had printed this exceptional type of brochure /deck plan for many years … and this one is again no disappointment. Full color photography and color-coded deck plans are the staples of these wonderful brochures. Like New condition!
8 Interesting tropical dinner menus from a January cruises in 1990. Lovely meals and interesting wine selections!
The culinary delights for this menu dated April 6th 1938 were sumptuous .. there were over 15 courses and sections to choose from … I would have just dove into the sweets and desserts and skipped the rest. The “block print” of the Galleon on the cover is well done in browns, reds and ochers.
A very nice post war fold out for Cunard’s First class only Media and Parthia. The lovely full color interior phots are accentuated by bronze-copper details in the like new and excellent foldout. By the early 1960’s both ships would be sold off to start new lives.
A very nice post war fold out for the WSL Britannic … she would end up being the last ship carrying the WSL colors and flag right up until her retirement. This folds out to stunning full color interior photos filled with amazing rooms of rich veneers and sultry fabrics and artworks. Alas, she was gone by the early 60’s after mechanical troubles.
French Line acted as agents for these 2 exquisite yachts that could be charted to travel the world! The Nicely done black and white interior photos and deck plans are encased in a heavy cardstock and color cover. An interesting item!
IMHO The best brochure-deck plan combo ever completed for a ship! All Three Classes (First Cabin and tourist) are represented in color coded plans as well as color photography. The centerfold is the famous Reavis cutaway of the ship showing her in section with enormous detail. A must have item for the SSUS aficionado. Pristine condition!
Lovely little souvenir spoon that could have been bought on any of the RVL ships. Great condition and still in its original box.
Fantastic early 1954 DP for the lovely and fast SSUS! She would have been in here honeymoon period at the time and certainly the queen of the North Atlantic. Good condition with typical ware for its age. Excellent color-coded plans and lovely color interior photos.
Lovely fold out booklet for Caribbean cruises offered by the Mike, Ralph and Leo. They were certainly not ideal cruise ships … Mike and Ralph were a little big … and the Leo was a fuel guzzler, the end was near for these lovely ladies. Excellent condition.
She started life for Hapag … but they soon sold her and decided to focus on the freight side of the business. She spent may many years sailing for Eastern sailing the Caribbean. The is dated for May 1963 and is in like new condition.
Great deck plan filled with renderings and photos of cabins and areas onboard the new ship. This is printed on glossy white paper that has yellowed a little with age. A lovely white yacht of a ship .. she was later sold to NDL and became their Europa.
This was the Mini version of the brochure done by Lester Beal for the SS United States and used throughout her early career. Filled with facts and lovely interior renderings of the SSUS … as well as a few pages are dedicated to the SS America. This is in excellent condition.
Excellent fold out for Grace’s cruises to California through the Panama Canal. These scenic cruises would depart every 2 weeks and travel through several exotic south and central American ports. Includes a deck plan and covers Santa’s Elena, Rosa and Paula. Nice condition with typical little holds at the joining fold lines.