WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
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WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • February 2019 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 04/10/19
  • New MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated- 9/25/2018

UPCOMING

April

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM
50 YEARS OF MIAMI CRUISING: GROWTH OF THE PORT OF MIAMI FROM 1968 TO 2018
Presented by Allan E. Jordan
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan

(Photo credit: PortMiami)

December 1968 was a watershed moment in the history of cruising. The modern port of Miami was launched with the opening of the terminals on Dodge Island and the arrival of some of the first modern cruise ships, including the STARWARD, BOHEME and the FLAVIA. In the years to come, Miami would become the nucleus for start-up and established passenger ship lines, helping to firmly establish and refine the cruise industry.

Writer and historian Allan Jordan will recall Miami’s role in advancing the cruise industry. He will highlight moments such as the launch of the SONG OF NORWAY, MARDI GRAS, NORWAY and SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS and discuss older ships, including the EMERALD SEAS and the DOLPHIN, that would be replaced by modern resorts at sea. He will bring us right up to today’s giants such as the MSC SEASIDE and SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS.

Allan Jordan is the author of numerous articles on the cruise industry’s history and its future as a frequent contributor to Cruise Travel magazine, Maritime Executive and Cruise Business Review. He authored Saluting the Aloha Spirit, which recalled the history of American Hawaii Cruises and the sister ships the INDEPENDENCE and the CONSTIITUTION, and a history of NCL. He has appeared as a guest lecturer aboard the ships of Royal Viking, Crystal, Princess, and Oceania.

Join us as Allan regales us with the tales from the Port of Miami and projections about its future.

May

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 6:00 PM
HISTORICAL SHIPS IN EUROPE
Presented by Tom Rinaldi
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan

June

Friday, June 7, 2019
ROYAL TEA ABOARD CUNARD'S QUEEN MARY 2
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Photo Credit: Stuart Gewirtzman

August 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019
OCEANIA CRUISES' MV INSIGNIA MARITIME ENTHUSIASTS CRUISE

(Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)

For the first time ever, Oceania Cruises will offer 7-night round-trip sailings from New York to Bermuda in 2019. And at just 30,000 tons and 700 passengers, the INSIGNIA will be able to call at the traditional Bermuda ports of Hamilton and St. George’s, which are off limits to today’s mega-ships—the first ship in years to offer this itinerary from New York. Come join fellow PONY Branch members for this rare chance to take part in the time-honored tradition of cruising from New York to Bermuda in one of today’s finest ships. See flyer for details.