A cruise to remember.

"-----passengers couldn’t believe the predicament they were in. Many discovered that faulty plumbing had flooded their cabins. Beds lacked bedsheets—and often mattresses, too. Toilets refused to flush. While dismayed passengers darted around trying to find a spot to settle, so did a phalanx of cockroaches and rats. S.S. America, one woman later said, was a “floating garbage can.” Bad as the cabins were, the factor that tipped anger into chaos was this: at least 100 paying passengers never found cabins at all. Homeless at sea." https://www.history.com/news/cruise-ship-nightmare-ss-america-mutiny?fbclid=IwAR3M3JLRoCSiDZYlPRI00pmqe31MRcL3UvCM_SZskyhvVBxyGnFyXKg3Fz8

12 Answers

LUVIT! you can't deny it KENN...clearly, you have way too much time on your hands, coupled with cruise withdrawal...that happens to me too, but I blow it off by moving operations to the porch with plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration....

An interesting read.

Fascinating article, indeed!

A sad end to a once magnificent ship that helped the US in WW II when she was a troop transport. The use of Ocean Liners in WW II were such a big help that the US Army went in with a cruise line to build the SS United States in case of WW III. The SS United states still sits at dock owned by a concurrency trying to find a new buyer for her. NCL and Crystal Cruise Lines have looked into buying her but the rehab would be to much. Her interiors were filled with Asbestos for fire proofing and have been all stripped out of her. She still holds of the Blue Ribbon for fast average speed for transatlantic crossing 3 days and 10 hours.

There are good YouTube's on both ships showing the interiors when they were still in service.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_United_States

Don't know what happened to my last. but your facts are clearly in error. Ive seen the hulk.Wife grew up near there It was built AFTER WWII, and NCL actually owned it. I think it was a publicity stunt..the thing has been stripped of everything and is nothing more than a hull. If it didn't have the name that it does, it would have been turned into razorblades long ago. The "CONSERVANCY" has a noble cause, but not ,much hope..

I would think if something was built encase of WWIII that it would have been built after WWII ? But then I will not argue with you as I have explained my reasoning before. A fact checker should read carefully before commenting.

Nice sharing,thank you

I don't know what you just said. it make no sense whatsoever...it was built "encase" (sic) of WW11 that it would have been built after WWII…" besides you're not arguing with me at all..I provided the source of "my" facts, please provide any links that show it was built prior to WWI1, or that NCL/Crystal are currently involved, or what the "concurrency" (also sic) is doing. A review of the Conservancy website itself explains what happened when NCL bought it, and then sold it years ago. If you have a better source than WIKIPEDIA, I would be most interested in using it myself. However, it doesn't matter...moving on.....

Clearly if you were able to read you would see I said "The use of Ocean Liners in WW II were such a big help that the US Army went in with a cruise line to build the SS United States in case of WW III. " Notice that of you can read...... Liners in WWII (WW2) that the US Army went in with a cruise line to build the SS United States in case of WW III. (WW3).

So I did not say it was built during WWII I said it was built was built in case of WW III. It is clearly stated, Maybe you can not see the difference in WW II and WW III. Maybe an eye check up is needed ?

Clearly if you were able to read you would see I said "The use of Ocean Liners in WW II were such a big help that the US Army went in with a cruise line to build the SS United States in case of WW III. " Notice that of you can read...... Liners in WWII (WW2) that the US Army went in with a cruise line to build the SS United States in case of WW III. (WW3).

So I did not say it was built during WWII I said it was built was built in case of WW III. It is clearly stated, Maybe you can not see the difference in WW II and WW III. Maybe an eye check up is needed ?

I also said, NCL and Crystal "looked into" not they are LOOKING into. You really need to read what is said. Not was you imagine.

Anybody that reads my post will see that you have what I said wrong..... Close of subject.

Reply

*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top