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What Ever Happened To........???A place to discuss the glorious past of cruising...the ships, the people, the cruise lines, the ports that bring back those wonderful memories.
Hey I just saw a clip for this week's episode of Ghost Whisperer that features a romantic anniversary cruise (that's haunted naturally) -- but it got me to thinking about all those old romantic films with cruises -- I have a memory of Cary Grant on a cruise -- wacky shananigans abound. Maybe Only Angels Have Wings???
Anyway -- I thought I'd start a thread for great "Cruise" moments in entertainment... anyone have any to share?
In the movie "Ghost Ship" where the cable whips across the deck of the Antonia Graza cutting the dancing passengers in half! Very cool horror flick sequence.
1989 Admiral Cruises, SS Azure Seas - 3 day Mexico
1990 Norwegian Cruise Line, MS Southward - 3 day Mexico
1997 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Viking Serenade - 3 day Mexico
1999 Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic - 3 day Caribbean
2007 Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Century - 10 day Mediterranean
2009 Holland America Line, MS Rotterdam - 12 day Baltic
2013 Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Star - 16 day Transatlantic
how about an affair to remember, about 1960 with cary grant and deborah carr. I loved that movie. He is a playboy who wants to paint and she has been sent by her fiance on a trip to the Mediteranean. It was the last movie I saw at a drive in. It is a chick flick. with an accident that causes a disconnect at the planned reunion at the top of the Empire state building.
Lee Marvin, Vivian Leigh, among other greats. Passengers on an ocean liner in pre-WWII. Great movie with character development. Where else would you find such an ecclectic group of people except on a cruiseship?
Kitt & Scott (Savannah, GA)
RCCL Freedom of the Seas - April 12, 2015
CELEBRITY Equinox - March 24, 2014
CELEBRITY Reflection - January 5, 2013
RCCL Monarch of the Seas - September 28, 2012
(Goodbye Monarch, We'll miss you )
RCCL Liberty of the Seas - January 21, 2012
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 25, 2011
RCCL Monarch of the Seas - January 24, 2011
RCCL Oasis of the Seas - December 4, 2010
RCCL Freedom of the Seas - September 12,2010
RCCL Monarch of the Seas - June 4,2010
RCCL Monarch of the Seas - December 4, 2009
RCCL Freedom of the Seas - May 4, 2009
RCCL Legend of The Seas - January 27, 2008
+ others a LONG time ago.....
Last edited by SavannahLime; April 29th, 2009 at 09:48 AM.
Well, you'll have to admit that Titanic with Leonardo & Kate had some fine cruise scenes. The final scenes gave me the impetus to attend each & every lifeboat drill.
"The older we get, the better we were."
1) 1980 Cunard QE2 - Southhampton-TA-NYC
2) 1993 Cunard Crown Jewel - Alexandria (VA)-Bermuda & Caribbean-St Martin
3) 1996 Carnival Sensation - Miami-Caribbean-Miami
4) 2001 Nabila Queen Nabila - Nile River
5) 2004 RCI Grandeur of the Seas - New Orleans-REPO-Baltimore
6) 2006 Celebrity Galaxy - Galveston-Caribbean & Panama Canal-Galveston
7) 2007 Carnival Ecstasy - Galveston-Caribbean-Galveston
8) 2007 NCL Pride of Aloha - Honolulu-Hawaiian Isles-Honolulu
9) 2008 NCL Norwegian Star - Seattle-Alaska Inside Passage-Seattle
10) 2008 Victoria Empress - Yangtse River
11) 2009 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Valpariaso-South America-Los Angeles
12) 2010 RCI Voyager of the Seas - Barcelona-TA-Galveston
13 & 14) 2011 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Rome- Holy Land/Mediterranean-Rome B2B Rome-TA-Galveston
15) 2012 Vodohod MS Lenin - Moscow-River Cruise-St. Petersburg
16) 2012 Carnival Elation - New Orleans-Caribbean-New Orleans
17) 2013 Princess Crown Princess - Galveston-Caribbean-Galveston
18 & 19) 2013 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Sydney-Australia Top End-Perth B2B-Australia/New Zealand-Sydney
20) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Harwich-Baltic-Harwich
21) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Harwich-TA-Boston
22) 2014 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Galveston-Caribbean-Galveston
2015 Celebrity Infinity - Buenos Aires-Antarctica-Buenos Aires
2015 RCI Rhapsody of the Seas - Singapore- Asia & India-Dubai B2B Dubai-Suez Canal-Istanbul B2B Istanbul-Greek Isles-Istanbul
2015 RCI Splendour of the Seas - Venice-Greek Isles-Venice
Aranui 3 - 14-Day French Polynesia & Marquesas Islands MCC Rickmers - 130-Day Around the World Freighter Cruise
The ship in "An Affair to Remember" was either the Independence or the Constitution of American Export Lines that helped pioneer the southern route between Italy and the US with stops at Cannes and Gibraltar
This was technically on an ocean liner, but there was a scene on the Marx brothers movie A Night at the Opera (very funny) where they stowaway on the ship going to New York. The antics of hiding them in this tiny room and staff crowding in to deliver different things. It's too funny for words. I highly recommend watching it.
In the days leading up to a cruise I love watching a film that features a ship. Juggernaut mentioned above is a great picture, shot aboard the liner that would become the Maxim Gorky shortly thereafter.
Here are some of my all-time ocean liner film favorites.
Dodsworth - A retired automobile tycoon (Walter Huston) and his wife (Ruth Chatterton) head to Europe for a wonderful vacation. However, shortly after they arrive the wife gets involved in a series of indiscretions and the couple learns that the following perhaps will not be quite that golden. There are some terrific shots of the Queen Mary in New York City and a good twenty minutes of the picture take place aboard the QM during a transatlantic crossing. Towards the end of the film there's also a nice shot of the famous Italian Liner, Rex steaming across the Mediterranean. Nominated for 7 Oscars including best picture. It won for best Art Direction.
The Lady Eve - Great Preston Sturges romantic, screwball comedy with Charles Coburn and Barbara Stanwyck as father/daughter con-artists who attempt to dupe a bumbling explorer, Henry Fonda aboard the S.S. Southern Queen. Nominated for 1 Oscar.
Now Voyager - In an effort to build her self-esteem and escape the grasp of her domineering mother, Bette Davis takes an ocean voyage and begins a high seas love affair with Paul Henreid. A tremendous film, with some wonderfully escapist ship and port scenes. Nominated for 3 Oscars including best actress Bette Davis. 1 Oscar win for Best Music Score.
Dangerous Crossing - A terrific, taut, mystery starring Jean Crain who boards an ocean liner to celebrate her honeymoon. Soon after the newlyweds check into their cabin, the husband disappears without a trace. The ship's officers find no sign of the man and soon question the woman's sanity. Great puzzler with superb ocean liner feeling and excellent sets the same ones used in Titanic and Gentleman Prefer Blondes. The film also stars Michael Rennie of The Day the Earth Stood Still, as the ship's doctor the only person aboard who gives Crain the benefit of the doubt.
The Voyage of the Dammed - A haunting and compelling film which depicts the true story of a ship full of German Jewish Refugees bound for safe haven in Havana however they are denied permission to land anywhere. A star studded cast, very well acted and just about the entire film takes place aboard an ocean liner. It was nominated for three Oscars.
The Legend of 1900 - A bittersweet tale of a man (Tim Roth) who spends his entire life upon a steam ship. The film evokes the elegance of ocean travel from a bygone era. No Oscar nods but did win Golden Globe for best original score.
The Poseidon Adventure - A classic, adventure tale about a band of survivors attempting to escape from a capsized ocean liner. Tremendous special effects and stellar cast make this film a winner. It was nominated for 8 Oscars. It won for best original song, The Morning After. The film was also awarded a special Oscar for visual effects.
Poseidon - The remake of the latter. A rousing tale of survival with boat loads of suspense. The staggering opening shot of the ship is actually computer generated but you would never know it. The ship interiors were based on the Queen Mary 2's Britannia Restaurant. It earned one Oscar nomination for best visual effects.
just watched Poseiden Adventure last weekend. any idea what ship they filmed the deck scenes on? my guess is the Queen mary in LA
__________________ Past Cruises
Carnival - Carnivale, Celebration, Sensation, Triumph, Glory
Princess - Crown, Sky, Regal, Grand (Platinum)
HAL - Nieuw Amsterdam, Veendam
Majesty - Royal Majesty
NCL - Norwegian Majesty, Gem, Sun
Celebrity - Galaxy
RCL - Nordic Empress, Mariner, Sovereign, Independence, Freedom, Monarch, Brilliance, Allure, Enchantment (D+)
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Legend of the Seas 12/15/2014
Oasis of the Seas 4/11/2015
Freedom of the Seas 6/21/2015
Freedom of the Seas 10/11/2015 & 10/18/2015
Brilliance of the Seas 11/26/2015
Freedom of the Seas 12/6/2015 & 12/13/2015
Freedom of the Seas 3/6/2016