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Cruise Ship History – Cunard Line’s RMS Berengaria (formerly the SS Imperator) was sailing from England to New York when the 1929 Wall Street crash Hit – passengers went from millionaires to paupers while at sea.

Aquitania is thought to have been the most beautiful of all the four-stackers.  In fact, she even earned herself the nickname as the "Ship Beautiful".  Even today, her name brings the image of the illustrious pre-World War I floating palaces.  She was long and slender, and had four funnels, which all worked, which means that they were all used to disperse smoke and exhausts, instead of any number of them being ventilators.  Furthermore, she had a pleasing counter stern.

Aquitania is thought to have been the most beautiful of all the four-stackers…

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White Star line RMS Majestic

White Star line RMS Majestic

The French Line's marvelous flagship Ile de France in a 1926 postcard. She was one of the most popular ships of the 1920's and 30's. She originally had 3 funnels, but was refit with 2 new modern looking funnels in the 1950's.

The French Line's marvelous flagship Ile de France in a 1926 postcard. She was one of the most popular ships of the and She originally had 3 funnels, but was refit with 2 new modern looking funnels in the

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