The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners - 1984


Front Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984.

Front Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984. GGA Image ID # 1e859b7d38



The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners has 200 superb photographs—in long shots and close-ups—capturing exquisite interiors of the world's grand "floating palaces"—1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Île de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. Informative captions provide key details.


Back Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984.

Back Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984. GGA Image ID # 1e859cf377


From the Back Cover

The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners
in Historic Photographs
William H. Miller. Jr

With the assistance of the Museum of the City of New York

Cross the gangway into the dazzling splendor of the world's great ocean liners -- ' Floating palaces" of fantastic opulence and luxury. Board the elegant queens of nearly a century and walk their historic decks and passageways into a magical world.

This beautifully printed volume offers over 200 superb photographs depicting the lavish interiors of the most magnificent liners that sailed the seas from the 1890s to the 1980s.

From the Fürst Bismarck, an early, moderate-sized passenger ship that worked the trade between Hamburg and New York, to Hapag Lloyd's Europa, typifying the "fine-hotel" tone of pleasure ships today, here are rare views of all the great ladies Amerika, France ("the château of the North Atlantic"); Imperator; Ile de France (the epitome of bold design and social chic); Queen of Bermuda, the two Cunard Queens, Mary, and Elizabeth (most successful superliners of all time); Liberté, United States, Leonardo da Vinci and dozens of others -- including the ill-fated Titanic, Normandie, and Andrea Doria.

Here, in glorious detail, glimpse stunning salons, suites, music rooms, ballrooms and barrooms, libraries, dining rooms, theaters, and more, decorated in styles ranging from Louis XIV and Victorian to Art Deco and Modern.

View the lush, tropical setting of the winter garden on the Resolute, the spectacular indoor pool on the boat deck of the Reliance, and the Hollywood picture-palace-style ballroom on the Comte Grande of 1927.

Also included in this striking gallery of photographs -- the majority from the Byron Collection of the Museum of the City of New York -- are fascinating images of such lesser-known vessels as Orion, the first Art Deco Pacific liner; the Dutch liner Johan van Oldenbarnevelt; and Infante Dom Henrique, of Portugal's Colonial Navigation Company, the last of the colonial liners.

William H. Miller, Jr., author of several popular volumes of photographs on the world's great ocean liners, supplies concise, informative captions detailing the background and history of each vessel, tonnage, size, engines, builders, etc.

Over the decades, the mood and styles of the public rooms and passenger spaces aboard these splendid ships have changed, but our fascination lingers. All life's glamor, romance, and charm are captured here on board these floating extravaganzas.

Original Dover (1984) publication. Two hundred twenty-eight black-and-white photographs with full captions. Text. Introduction by Stephen S. Lash. Foreword. Bibliography. Alphabetical List of Ships Illustrated. xiv + 145pp. 8 7/8 x 11 3/4.


Ships Featured in Fabulous Interiors

  1. America
  2. Amerika
  3. Andrea Doria
  4. Bremen
  5. Canberra
  6. Carthage
  7. Champlain
  8. Columbus
  9. Conte di Savoia
  10. Conte Grande
  11. Conte Rosso
  12. De Grasse
  13. Duilio
  14. Edinburgh Castle
  15. Empress of Britain
  16. Empress of Japan
  17. Europa (1930)
  18. Europa (1981)
  19. Excalibur
  20. France (1912)
  21. France (1962)
  22. Fürst Bismarck
  23. Georgic
  24. Giulio Cesare
  25. Gripsholm
  26. Hamburg
  27. Ile de France
  28. Imperator
  29. Império
  30. Infante Dom Henrique
  31. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
  32. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria
  33. La Provence
  34. Leonardo da Vinci
  35. Liberté
  36. Manhattan
  37. Michelangelo
  38. Monarch of Bermuda
  39. New York
  40. Nieuw Amsterdam
  41. Noordam
  42. Normandie
  43. Norway
  44. Oriana
  45. Orion
  46. Panama
  47. Paris
  48. Pilsudski
  49. President Roosevelt (1922)
  50. President Roosevelt (1962)
  51. Queen Elizabeth
  52. Queen Elizabeth 2
  53. Queen Mary
  54. Queen of Bermuda
  55. Raffaello
  56. Reliance
  57. Resolute
  58. Rex
  59. Rotterdam (1908)
  60. Rotterdam (1959)
  61. Royal Viking Sky
  62. Royal Viking Star
  63. Ryndam
  64. Saturnia
  65. Song of America
  66. Southern Cross
  67. Statendam (1929)
  68. Statendam (1957)
  69. Stratheden
  70. Titanic
  71. United States
  72. Willem Ruys


Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • Personal name: Miller, William H., 1948-
  • Main title: The fabulous interiors of the great ocean liners in historic photographs / William H. Miller, Jr.; with the assistance of the Museum of the City of New York.
  • Published/Created: New York : Dover Publications, 1985.
  • Description: xiii, 143 p. : ill.; 30 cm.
  • ISBN: 0486247562 (pbk.)
  • LC classification (full): VM382 .M55 1985
  • LC classification (partial): VM382
  • Related names: Museum of the City of New York.
  • Subjects: Ocean liners--Decoration. Interior decoration.
  • Notes: Includes index.
  • Bibliography: p. xi.
  • LCCN: 84006074
  • Dewey class no.: 387.2/432
  • Type of material: Book


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