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The Golden Age of Cruising

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Incredible beauty of a ship. Nothing like that around today. I wonder if she hadn't burned and sunk would she still be around.

 

  Phil.....floridacruisers

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But that wasn't really the Golden Age of cruising.  It was the golden age of crossing.  First class passengers had all the glory, but unlike the great unwashed of us who book inside cabins today, the two lower classes didn't eat the same food in the same places.  It wasn't even a budget cruise life.  EM

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A little bit of a math challenge here.  They say 848 of 1952 pax were first class and call it a majority.  I think Daily Mail needs to go back to grade school.

 

Roy

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Take a look at this.......

 

to see the fantastic accommodations of the time - Queen Mary!
"The Good Ole Days" - my foot!

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A big part of the glamour of the "golden era" were the actual passengers who dressed the part and behaved accordingly. Today, you cant even get some people to wear a collared shirt to the MDR on formal night. I wonder if they had chair hogs on the Normandie. 

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That was very enjoyable, thank you for sharing.

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On 7/13/2019 at 7:43 PM, Mike981 said:

That was very enjoyable, thank you for sharing.

I thought might find these interesting, i was on a cruise to Alaska in June and found an antique store, I think was in juneau and i found these sheets with the Queen Mary and Queen Elziabeth of passengers boarding and on board.

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Thank you!

Everyone was so dressed up back then. Not for me today, I wore a suit and tie for too many years to dress that way today and I don't think I am alone, but not apposed to doing it a couple of times, just not all the time. It was a different time.

It reminds me of pictures of when my mother was a little girl watching the 4th of July parade with her parents and everyone was so dressed up.  I'm going to guess back in the 40's.

It must have been crazy fun to be at the cutting edge of cruising.

Edited by Mike981

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