Business: Cruises Cancelled

First cruise from a U. S. port was conducted by Hamburg-American Packet Co. in 1890, when S. S. Augusta Victoria sailed from New York to the Mediterranean with 225 passengers. Since then many a hard-pressed steamship company has turned to cruises to take up the slack in its regular passenger traffic. Last week 260 cruises planned for the 1931-32 season proved to be too many. Seventeen trips were cancelled, more were likely to be abandoned later. Withdrawn were seven West Indies sailings of Red Star's Belgenland, one...

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