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Coastal cruising
Title : Coastal cruising Coastal cruising
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Source : South Australian homes and gardens, May 1937, p. 69
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Shipping Newspapers
Date of creation : 1937
Format : Magazine
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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An advertisement for coastal cruises to Queensland offered by Australian shipping lines features a palm tree and lush foliage and hints at the exotic. Winter cruises to tropical Queensland from Adelaide were popular and in the luxury liners Manunda and Minnipa of the Adelaide Steamship Company were cheap alternatives to overseas cruising. All the entertainments available on the international cruise ships were on offer: deck games, swimming pools, sumptuous meals and fancy dress dances. The cruise also offered a chance to explore inland from Cairns.

Each of the major coastal shipping lines offered these cruises. Not only were they a cheap alternative option to the major cruise ships, but airline travel was still expensive and not yet an option for the average traveller. However costs for the shipping companies would escalate and by the early 1960s the coastal cruises were phased out. Airline travel was now the way for the holiday maker to reach their destination. The coastal shipping companies returned to their main business of cargo shipments.
Related names :

Adelaide Steamship Company

Coverage year : 1937
Period : 1927-1939
Further reading :
The Gulf trip edited by Dieuwke Jessop Port Adelaide, S. Aust.: S.A. Maritime Museum, 1988
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