When the aircraft took over the liner. A while it looked like, as passenger shipping would have survived themselves. 1964 Aviation dominated the overseas connections to 80 percent. On January 9, 1972, in the Bay of Hong Kong, one of the largest ships of the line of the world burned out and sank in the floods, the famous Queen Elizabeth. The disaster marked the end of an era.
The steerage passage belonged to the past on like the passage in the luxury class with deck chair on the sun deck, plaid and Don Quichotte, with at least three wardrobe changes and five meals a day, with costume parties, Captain dinner and conversation. A fleet of white steamer ran the last port. The British Queen Mary was transformed into a Maritime Museum. Shortly thereafter, the American record ship of United States lost competition with the jets; It hopes for a rebirth as a crusader. The French superliner of France had the rebirth as a cruise ship Norway already behind him. s article.
But the elegant, Royal Renaissance as well as the Raffaele, and the Michelangelo, the flagship of the Italian passenger shipping, then disappeared from the world’s ports. The time of the leisurely ocean crossing seemed forever over the journey with a deck chair on the sun deck, with large wardrobes and memorable gourmet meals. The sea passage was dead, but not the sea journey to the sea voyage sake, the cruise to the recovery, the varied Kurzweil as world exploration, educational experience and informal social event. Cruises helped almost one hundred years of dying passenger shipping after its beginnings to a second life of beauty. The admired and envied Queen of travel is proven on the new. Not spicy, the comfort is missing the luck of Odysseus not perfection. One does so the other. With the bike, it certainly too slowly travels by plane may be too fast. In between, there is the car, the bus and the railway. But there is no land vehicle, that about 20 Nodes (equal to nautical miles per hour: around 40 km/h) quickly enough forward, also comes in the night, transport itself to the recovery makes, maintains the traveller on the amusing and the destinations at the same time put him as dower to the front door. By the same author: Steve Guttenberg. The cruise ship is a means of transport such as a small spa with church and cinema, Kursaal and library, shopping and restaurants, swimming pools, sauna and sunbathing terraces, sports and fitness Temple, nightclub, television station and hospital; also, there are more staff than in an ordinary millionaire Hostel in Florida. You could say a seaside resort on travel, with air and sea view, but without construction sites, environmental pollution and coastal traffic, even without electoral map, daylight robbery, and Wochenendandrang. Crusaders see all over the world, but because the hotel room will be they unpack the suitcase only once and only once again. They reach coasts and continents while they sleep, play, promenade, read, flirt, and instead of the matinee with changing They see these countries in reality cultural films about distant countries. Cruises are recovered children’s dreams, compensation for missed wide, unweaving Odysseys. Sea air makes not only hungry, but also addicted, because the journey over the sea granted pleasures that stir at the hem of the unreal – the lucky of versinkender coast. Heino Tegeler