Friday, April 28, 2017 – 6:00 PM
1980's CRUISING, 1950's STYLE
Cruise Line Videos of Former Transatlantic Liners
Presented by Bob Allen
Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan

The 1980’s and 1990’s were the heyday of cruising on former transatlantic liners. “Ships of State,” built in the 1950’s and 1960’s, were converted to cruise ships which plied the world’s most exotic cruise routes. Our April program spotlights three of these vessels which had long, successful cruising careers following more than a decade of transatlantic service. The American Export Lines’ sister ships INDEPENDENCE and CONSTITUTION, and Holland America Line’s ROTTERDAM, were highly successful liners that became even more popular as full-time cruise ships. Our program will feature two vintage promotional cruise line videos. America Hawaii Cruises’ “Don’t Miss a Thing” encouraged prospective mid-1980’s passengers to seek the islands’ lush tropical beauty from the decks of the freshly renovated American sister ships. Holland America Line produced a fascinating video in 1989, celebrating their flagship ROTTERDAM’s 30th Anniversary and recent refurbishment. In addition to historical footage of the ROTTERDAM’s construction and fitting out, the video features Bill Miller describing the glories of sailing the “Grand Dame” of the world’s cruise fleet.
Join us for a unique look back to the glamorous days of cruising on great ocean liners!
(Images Bob Allen collection)


Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Saturday July 8, 2017 2017

Join Fellow PONY Branch members and friends for a 7-night cruise on Cunard Line's QUEEN VICTORIA, a ship that blends classic Edwardian and Victorian elegance with the latest modern conveniences. The ship will depart from Rome's port of Civitavecchia, call at ports in Malta, Montenegro and Croatia, and overnight in Venice. See Here for details.


Sunday, August 20, 2017
PONY Branch Luncheon on the CELEBRITY SUMMIT
Cape Liberty Cruise Port, Bayonne, NJ

(Photo: Bob Allen)