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Beyond national pride in building the biggest and best, shipping companies were motivated by a more common interest: profit.
Intended to be the first of a new breed of combi-ship, and officially classified as a scheduled passenger vessel, she attained priority access to congested Brazilian ports. HELENA, living on borrowed time as her namesake island’s brand-new airport located deep in the South Atlantic finally opened to regular air service from South Africa after a long delay due to severe wind shear. HELENA represented the very last of the long-distance mail ships and served the island with everything it required, except fuel.
Following the program, Ted’s new book "Ocean Liner Sunset" was available for sale along with the first two of the trilogy: "Ocean Liner Odyssey" and "Ocean Liner Twilight." Saturday, November 4, 2017 PONY Branch Luncheon on the CROWN PRINCESS Brooklyn Cruise Terminal On Saturday, November 4, 2017, 73 PONY Branch members and guests enjoyed a visit on board Princess Cruises' 2006-built CROWN PRINCESS.
The 113,000 GT, 3,080-passenger Grand-class cruise ship was docked at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal for a port call during a repositioning cruise from Quebec to Florida.
The largest number of passengers were westbound travelers, the immigrants in third class, who sought economic opportunity and a new life in the United States.
Immigrants formed the largest source of revenue for shipping companies.