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Take a fond look back at some of the best bygone cruise lines.
This has been a year of unbelievable advances in cruising, from apps to bionic bartenders. But the simple fact is the same now as it was a century and a half ago: There’s something magical about taking a big ship onto the open ocean and visiting exotic ports of call.
It’s fun to imagine what it must have been like, looking back through the streamers and confetti to the crowd waving handkerchiefs on the pier, in those days when travel was oh-so-elegant.
Here are five of the lines that no longer sail, but that still capture the mystique of cruise travel in decades gone by.