Liners (1999)

Genres - Science & Technology, Travel  |   Sub-Genres - Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This program is the last in a series that provides an overview of the history of ocean liners and focuses on those still navigating the oceans at the close of the 20th century. Ocean liners were once the favored form of transportation for wealthy Americans and many others. Viewers can learn more about how cruise ships still try to compete for travelers and vacationers. Covers how long it takes to build these liners and what types of red tape must be handled before one can sail into various ports. See how today's liners differ from the earlier, more extravagant ones like the Queen Mary, which now sits in a harbor in Long Beach, CA, where it serves as a popular tourist attraction.

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cruise, oceanliner, sailing, ship, traveling, vacation