Until as late as the 1960’s, the reason people boarded a cruise ship was simply for transportation. It was mass transit on the high seas where all manner of passengers traveled from point A to point B.
However, with the booming new airline industry at that time, cruise ships and their appeal waned in the public eye. Also, unless you were the fortunate members of First Class, your accommodations were less than glamorous. Why spend days traveling from New York to Paris
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