SS United States Conservancy Reaches Deal to Explore Redevelopment of Famed Ocean Liner

The SS United States Conservancy has entered into an agreement with commercial real estate development firm RXR Realty to explore options for the revitalization of the historic SS United States.  According to the Conservancy, over the next several months RXR Realty will be working to determine the viability of the SS United States’ redevelopment and will … [Read more...]

Cruise Line Cancels Plan to Return SS United States to Sea

Any hope of the SS United States returning to the high seas as a modern luxury cruise ship has now faded with Los Angeles-based Crystal Cruises cancelling its plan to restore the vessel after a feasibility study determined that the project was just a bit too ambitious. Crystal Cruises instead will be donating $350,000 to help secure a future for the famed transatlantic … [Read more...]

S.S. United States Restoration One of Many Grand Projects for Crystal Cruises

(Bloomberg) -- “You either grow or die.” To Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises, those words weren’t just lip service for the journalists and VIPs gathered in the Seychelles recently, they’re a rallying call for a brand that’s won a raft of travel magazine reader polls since its founding in 1988, but never grown beyond two mid-size cruise ships—until … [Read more...]