CruiseBe blog posts: historical posts


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The process of cruise ships construction is impressive. To be honest, we love to watch how modern mega liners are being created. However, cruise ships history has witnessed other equally exciting processes, when already popular vessels were changed considerably. For example, there were cases...
History of cruises
We continue the story about the history of cruises in the USSR. As we've already found out in the previous parts, the Iron Curtain was not an obstacle to cruises, and cruises in the USSR existed. Moreover, several well-known German liners were transferred under the USSR flag after the Second...
History of cruises: Behind the Iron Curtain, USSR. Beginning.
When we were talking about the history of cruises last time, we tried to find out whether there were cruises behind the Iron Curtain, in the Soviet Union.The answer is clear: yes, there were! We decided not to stop on the first article and tell you full information about the "cruise...
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We tried to study the history of cruises . In total, we published 6 articles, and we will try to turn them into a small brochure or book soon. However, we believe that this story will be incomplete without describing the development of cruises in the Soviet Union territory. Well, believe us...
Former Ships of Norwegian Cruise Line That Have Never Entered Service
Today we have a special edition. This article is devoted to two legendary ships of Norwegian Cruise Line that have never taken a cruise under the company's flag. As we already know, a legendary liner, SS Norway, had sailed under the flag of Norwegian Cruise Line for a long time. The ship...
Fate of the Former Norwegian Cruise Line Ships. P.3
We continue our favorite column: the history of the former ships of cruise companies. Today we'd like to present you the final part of our story about the former ships of Norwegian Cruise Line . Last time we stopped on the fate of Norwegian Wind. In this part, we will tell you about the fate...
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The last time we talked about the fate of the Norwegian Cruise Line ships , we ended on the fate of a beautiful liner called SS Norway. Well, let's continue this story. © OneCyclone/Wiki/CC BY-SA 2.0 After the appearance of SS Norway, the NCL 's fleet didn't receive the new ships...
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We continue the series of stories about the former ships of the cruise companies. We've already talked about Celebrity Cruise Line, Princess Cruises , Royal Caribbean, MSC, Carnival Cruise Line . Today we'd like to tell you about the fate of the former ships of Norwegian Cruise Line...
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The last ship we talked about in the previous part was Viking Serenade, which left the Royal Caribbean fleet in 2002. Today we'd like to continue our story about the beautiful ships that used to please us quite recently, almost yesterday... © Sparrowman980/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0...
What Happened to the Former Royal Caribbean Ships? P.1
We continue one of our favorite columns - the stories of the companies' former ships. Of the ships that stood at the origins of the success of the current cruise market leaders. Today we would like to talk about the fate of the ships that used to serve the Royal Caribbean company . Three...
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In previous articles, we talked about the history of Celebrity Cruise Line. Despite the fact that this is a young company, it has 6 ships that were a part of the company's fleet but have already left it. Today we will talk about the fate of these ships and find out what happened to them...
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Here's the final part of our story about the former ships of Princess Cruises . We ended the last article with Crown Princess. In 1991, an 804 ft beauty was built at the famous Italian Fincantieri shipyard. Initially, the ship was built for Sitmar Cruises, already known to us....
We continue the series of articles about the former ships of Princess Cruises . We ended the last article with Sea Princess that sailed under the Princess flag until 1995. Royal Princess was the next ship of the company. She was the first company's ship with a royal name. Later...
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We are all fond of modern cruise liners . But we often forget either about the ships that belonged to the fleet just a few years ago or about the ships that got the glory of one or another cruise company. Today we want to talk about the former ships of the company MSC . © Cruiseguide.info...
Let's continue the series of articles about the fate of the famous cruise companies' former ships. Last time we talked about Carnival. Today we will begin the series of articles about the former ships of Princess Cruise Line . Surprisingly the company had 18 ships that left its fleet!...
What Happened to the Former Carnival's Ships
We love cruises. We wait for the new ships. We are amazed by their size, technology, onboard entertainment. However, we undeservedly forgot about the ships that stood at the origins of the cruise industry, which in fact made this type of vacation popular. This article is the beginning of a series...
Celebrity Cruise Line History
We'd like to talk about the Celebrity Cruise Line history today! Let's begin our story!  Celebrity Cruises is quite a young cruise company. It was founded in April 1988 as an independent entity under a parent company, the Greek Chandris Group. Chandris Line is a company founded in 1960...
Cruises. Historical Digest
Recently we have released a series of articles about the history of cruises . We’ve tried to create an exciting excursion for the fans of cruises. Excursion from the first transatlantic sailings to the most up-to-date liners. We’d like to combine all the information in this article! Here’s a...
History of Cruises. Part 6. The Future Has Come
We continue our acquaintance with the history of cruises . Today we are concluding our story, which turned out to be rather voluminous. The last part ended with the establishment of modern cruise companies, which have delighted passengers so far. In this part, we will make a short...
History of Cruises. Part 5. Between the War and Boeing 747
We continue talking about the history of cruises . Gradually we are getting to the roots of the origin of the modern cruise industry. Last time we talked about the sad period in the history of cruise ships: about the terrible war and its impact on the industry. It is worth saying...
History of Cruises. Part 4. Sic transit gloria mundi
We continue our virtual journey through the  history of cruises. We finished the last article on the fact that the Second World War began. The most terrible war in the history of mankind... This destructive war could not but affect the industry. We will talk about its influence in...
History of Cruises. Part 3. Deja vu
We continue our journey through the history of cruises . In the previous articles, we’ve already talked about the origin of the cruise industry , its flourishing and very fast decay caused by the First World War. Today we are going to cover the no less interesting period of time...
History of Cruises. Part 2. The Rise and Fall…
It's time to continue our series of articles about the history of cruises . In the last article, we told you about the formation of the industry. Today, let's look at the "golden age" of the transatlantic liners, the epic rise and the massive fall of the industry. We ended the last...
History of Cruises. Part 1
We talk so much about the cruises. The cruise industry is now one of the most rapidly developing travel industries. However, few people know the history of cruises . It is incredible, because the ships have been used for thousands of years, but only 200 years have passed from the beginning of...