WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
NY HARBOR NEWS & NOTES
  • May 1 - Governor's Island reopens for the season
WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • April 2019 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 06/11/19
  • New MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated - 6/12/2018

UPCOMING

June

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:15 PM
CHANDRIS LINERS AND CRUISE SHIPS 1959–1997:
FROM IMMIGRANTS TO OPULENCE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Presented by Doug Newman
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan

(Photos: Ted Scull and Doug Newman)

Although significantly involved in passenger shipping for less than four decades, the family-owned Chandris Group operated a wider variety of ships and services than virtually any firm of its era, from secondhand liners carrying immigrants from Europe to Australia and converted coastal steamers cruising the Greek islands, to some of the newest and most luxurious cruise ships sailing from North American ports. Join us as 15-year-member and current Branch Secretary Doug Newman, whose interest in passenger ships was sparked by a childhood cruise on the then-new HORIZON, presents an illustrated history of Chandris Group’s passenger ships, from the parallel births of Chandris Lines in 1959 and Chandris Cruises in 1960 to the sale of Celebrity Cruises to Royal Caribbean in 1997. His program will feature one-time New York regulars like AMERIKANIS, BRITANIS, GALILEO/MERIDIAN, HORIZON AND ZENITH, as well as some less familiar vessels that rarely, if ever, made their way to our waters.

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. (This cruise is sold out.)