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  • January edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 3/05/17
  • 2017 PONY Cruise Schedule posted - 01/19/17

UPCOMING

March

Friday, March 31, 2017 – 6:00 PM
FIRST CLASS CARGO: COMBINATION PASSENGER-CARGO SHIPS
Presented by Bill Miller
Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan

They were a unique and once very popular type of ship: the passenger-cargo liners. More than 12-berth passenger-carrying freighters, some of these combo ships, as they were often dubbed, carried as few as 30 passengers; others, as many as 400. They offered comfortable quarters, many amenities, and one-class accommodation; but they still were not classified as actual passenger liners. Belonging to well-known shipowners such as American Export, Blue Funnel, Farrell, Grace, and Zim Lines, their heyday began just after the Second World War, in the late 1940s, and continued until the 1960s. But in the end, as air travel and containerization took hold, they were no longer practical or profitable. One of Bill Miller's latest books is First Class Cargo, which covers many of these passenger-cargo ships. So climb aboard as we sail to the likes of Marseilles and Melbourne, Hong Kong and Durban. The cargo is loaded and the passengers are aboard!

 

 

 

 

April

Saturday April 8, 2017
PONY Branch Luncheon on the NORWEGIAN GEM
Manhattan Cruise Terminal

July

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Saturday July 8, 2017 2017
PONY BRANCH MEMBERS' CRUISE ROME TO VENICE ON THE QUEEN VICTORIA

Join Fellow PONY Branch members and friends for a 7-night cruise on Cunard Line's QUEEN VICTORIA, a ship that blends classic Edwardian and Victorian elegance with the latest modern conveniences. The ship will depart from Rome's port of Civitavecchia, call at ports in Malta, Montenegro and Croatia, and overnight in Venice. See Here for details.