Sig and Loraine Levy
8 Aug 1959
I can just imagine sailing in the 50’s and 60’s – what a different time. My grandfather looks so dapper in his tuxedo! And thanks, Grandpa, for putting the date on the back of this photo!
No date on this photo but based on the clothing, I’m guessing it was the same voyage.
Once they arrived in Honolulu, I remember that they always stayed at the Royal Hawaiian, the beautiful pink hotel on Waikiki Beach. I’m sure back in the day it was about the only game in town – now it’s dwarfed by the other more “hip” hotels.
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
photo by cryptic_star
1966 seems to have been a big year for cruising. In June, they sailed on the SS President Wilson but I don’t know where they went. The photos I have are in ‘jackets’ that show the name of the ship and Hawaii-Japan-Philippines-Hong Kong so I’m guessing they went to one or all of those countries. There is a little nugget in my brain saying they visited Japan but I can’t be sure. No matter where they went, they seemed to have had a good time!
My grandmother loved her mink and took it everywhere with her! I remember when we cleaned out my parents’ house last year finding the mink in the bedroom closet – I’m sure my parents never knew what to do with it. I don’t want to think about what happened to it in the estate sale.
Loraine and Sig Levy
I wish I knew who these unidentified people are. If I could find passenger lists for this voyage, I might recognize some names. But here’s Grandma with her mink!
And some quiet dinners together.
But the quiet dinners didn’t last – looks like there was a costume party aboard the ship.
And guess who won the prize for the most original costume? Thank you, Grandpa, for writing that on the back of this photo!
On board Pres Wilson
Sig won the prize for most original costume
THE BEEF EATER
Later that year they were cruising again as they were on board the Lurline on the Hawaii Holiday Cruise December 20, 1966 – December 30, 1966. This cruise went from San Francisco to Honolulu via Nawiliwili (Kauai), Lahaina, and Hilo. Look at that – Grandma has on a different mink!
Who are these lovely ladies with them? I thought they might be the Stubblefield sisters, their next door neighbors for years, but I was able to find a passenger list on line and there was no indication that the Stubblefields were on board. Oh look at that – if you look in the top right hand corner you can see the top of the ship! Here’s the ship from the back of the photo ‘jacket’.
While I’ve never been on a cruise, I have heard that eating is one of the main events. Looks like it was a great opportunity for some photos, too!
I have to laugh that they are sitting in the exact same seats!
I don’t know if this was from the same cruise but I do know it was on board the SS Lurline. Grandpa always did like the ladies!
I just love looking at these photos and imagining what their voyages were like. Thanks for sharing them with me, Grandma and Grandpa!