100 Years Ago: The End of the Plant Line – Other Cruise News: Hanseatic Cruise Services

The Cruise Examiner for 28th March 2016

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For Easter, we have done something different. As Hapag-Lloyd celebrates 125 years since it introduced its first dedicated cruise ship, the 7,241-ton Augusta Victoria, we take a look at another operator that started cruising around the same time and did so up until the First World War put an end to it. The Plant Line began with experimental cruises from Tampa to Jamaica in a ship called the Halifax (above) in the early 1890s, followed by cruise offerings from Boston to the Gulf of St Lawrence in 1899 with the newly-built La Grande Duchesse, and a series of dedicated cruises in another newbuilding, the Evangeline, from Key West to the West Indies and Panama in 1913 and from Jacksonville to the same ports in 1914. We also have a look at the opening of a new Singapore-based ship management company called Hanseatic Cruise Services.

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One Response to 100 Years Ago: The End of the Plant Line – Other Cruise News: Hanseatic Cruise Services

  1. Mary Oram says:

    Please note my new email is maryatoram@gmail.com

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