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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Virgin Cruise Lines?


Rumors are circulating that Richard Branson is in discussions with Dubai investors to start a new cruise line. To be branded Virgin Cruise Lines, the operation is to be based in Florida and expected to operate in the Caribbean.

Branson held earlier discussions with Royal Caribbean about joining forces and re-branding some of their existing ships. That deal seems to have fallen through.

The word on the street is that Branson is seeking 1.7 billion dollar investment to construct two, new mega ships for the United States market. The plans are reportedly in the early stages with the new ships expected to be in operation in 2019.

More to come.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Following the United States Theme for Last Week.....

Following the SS United States theme from last week, I found this blog article that shows redesign plans for Pier 40 in Manhattan for use by NYU. Although the plan basically knocks down the existing structure, there is a ship in the artist's proposal which bears a stiking resemblence to the SS United States tied to the exterior of the pier. There is no mention of the SS United States but states  "an obsolete ocean liner would also be incorporated into the scheme" (for Pier 40),


To view the blog and see the artist rendition SS United States as part of Pier 40 Complex

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

S/S United States Week - Celebrating the Great Liner and Its Preservation - Part 5

The final Video featured in celebrating the S/S United States (of United States Lines).  This is the longer SS United Stated Conservancy Video. It is about 14 minutes but well worth the time.


Using a Mobile Device -> Click here to Watch the SS United States - Made in America

Want to help preserve the SS United States? Here's how.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

S/S United States Week - Celebrating the Great Liner and Its Preservation - 4

SS United States Conservancy video celebrating the birth and heyday of United States Line's S/S United States.



Using a Mobile Devics? - Click here to See the Conservancy Video on the History of SS United States

To learn more on how you can help -visit the SS United States Conservancy.

Come back Tomorrow for part 5.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

S/S United States Week - Celebrating the Great Liner and Its Preservation - Part 3

CBS Sunday - Another great SS United States video - this one is short - under 3 minutes - but a good view.


Click here to See the CBS Sunday SS United States Video

To learn more on how you can help -visit the SS United States Conservancy.

Come back tomorrow for part 4.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

S/S United States Week - Celebrating the Great Liner and Its Preservation - Part 2

The Link below will take you a special segment on Saving The SS United States - from the CBS Sunday Morning show from 2-17-13.

 The video is very enjoyable. Covering history on the ship William Francis Gibbs (the ship's architect) the current state and more.

 Using a Mobile Device? -> Click here to See the CBS Sunday Morning SS United States Video

To learn more on how you can help -visit the SS United States Conservancy

Com back tomorrow to view Part  3 of the S/S United States week

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

S/S United States Week - Celebrating the Great Liner and Its Preservation - Part 1

This entertaining video is a promotion video for the S/S United States. Although the quality of the video is not the best, it is still a good watch.  It is the first part of a 4 part video series. If you watch this video on YouTube it will pay the videos one after another.


Using a Mobile Device - Use this link to view the SS United States Promotional Video

Come back tomorrow to view another S/S United States Video.

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