The aim of the Society is to be a focus for those primarily interested in ships that undertook line voyages and the cruise lines that will take us to sea in the 21st century. Based in Britain, it has links with learned and knowledgeable writers, researchers and has members all over the world.
Whether you are fascinated by the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific services of P&O or Orient Line, Royal Mail Line services to South America, the German greyhounds, Canadian or European liners plying the St Lawrence, Portuguese ships serving Africa, the services to the Cape or the grand Italian liners and more .... the Society has something for you.
Whether you just want to get more out of your cruise holidays or have a passion for other aspects of shipping such as the celebrities who sailed in them or the lives of ordinary people touched by the experience of travelling or working on passenger ships, the Society can help you develop your interest.
The passenger ship is a developing and living thing. Its role has changed from an uncomfortable and necessary form of transportation to a highly developed leisure vehicle.
We are in exciting times as new tonnage is now being delivered which once more outstrips the superlatives of the “golden age” some 60 years ago.