Dr. Stephen Payne – Designing a Liner, Not a Cruise Ship

Dr. Stephen Payne Chief Naval Architect CUNARD

*+-On the occasion of the Queen Mary 2’s 10th anniversary of her delivery from STX Europe, CUNARD Line’s Chief Naval Architect Dr. Stephen Payne, OBE narrates an inside look at her design and construction. He notes that although this vessel carries passengers on long ocean voyages in luxury, she is not a cruise ship, but rather […]

David Macaulay Does the SS UNITED STATES


*+-David Macaulay is an author and illustrator well known to most all American children. His book UNDERGROUND has to be one of my all-time favorites when I was a kid. Mr. Macaulay next book will feature drawings of the great cruise liner SS UNITED STATES. Here is the press release which notes that he was […]

Italy to Sell Stake in Fincantieri

ruby princess cruise ship

*+-The Italian government will go through with plans to sell a minority stake in Fincantieri within the next few months, the chairman of the state-owned shipbuilding group said on Friday.