Creator: PeriscopeFilm

This color silent home movie footage shows a cruise on a P&O Princess Cruises ship, probably the SS Island Princess, from St. Thomas / St. John to Puerto Rico. This is only a portion of the cruise, which started in Acapulco, Mexico and transited the Panama Canal with visits to Martinique and the Virgin Islands. This is circa 1975. SS Island Princess was later known as MV Discovery (formerly also as Island Venture, Hyundai Pungak and Platinum). Map shows a route for an ocean liner from Acapulco, Mexico to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico (:38). Ocean water and coastline as seen from the ocean liner, the Royal Princess (:50), apparently off St. Thomas. On a bus going down a street past palm trees (1:23). Passing cars, buildings, trees as seen from the front of a bus (1:40). Based on the "Nic Habibe Jr. Supermarket" (1:43) this appears to be Curacao. Huge group of cactus (2:51). Approaching the ocean; ocean water (3:05). The bus drives on past houses, cars, trees (4:37). Cemetery (5:07). Hotel on the beach (5:27). Sailboat near the shore (5:44). People walk along the beach (5:58). The map is shown with an arrow pointing to the east of Aruba (6:07). Sunset (6:11). Map is shown with an arrow pointing to Martinique (6:35). Ocean liner passes by coastline (6:37). Hotels on a hillside (7:00). One of the crew watches the land (7:11). Harbor pilot comes out (7:20). Ocean liner off shore, the yellow funnel with a blue C is a signature feature of Costa Cruises (7:51) Sailboats near the shore (7:40). On a bus in Martinique going down a street (8:17). Mountains of Martinique (9:43). People stand in front of a pretty backdrop and get filmed (10:03). The bus goes through the city streets (10:11), white tourist poses with a local who is black. People stand around near an old cannon (10:18). Beaches of Martinique (10:33). Mountains and hills (11:35). Sacré-Coeur de la Balata in Martinique (11:52). On the tour bus through Martinique (12:20). Freight terminal at the port with metal shipping containers visible (13:09). Buildings in Martinique (13:20). People sunbathe on the ocean liner, including women in bikinis and men in tight suits (13:42). Map is shown with an arrow pointing to an area in between Martinique and the Virgin Islands followed by a sunset (14:16). Map is shown with an arrow pointing to St Thomas/St John (14:36). Beautiful shots of sunset over the Caribbean sea (14:54). Deck of the ocean liner, another ship visible in the far distance (15:12); flags of the ship blow in the wind (15:16) including U.S. Virgin Islands. Many ocean liners are visible in port from off shore including Sun Princess (15:53) and SS Fairsea, formerly RMS Carinthia. On a bus in the Virgin Islands (17:19). SS Island Princess at dock (17:01). Boats in the water (17:50). On a charter boat in the water (17:55). Water and mountains (18:40). A ship in the water filmed between cactus (19:14). People walk on the beach (19:40). People pose against a beautiful backdrop at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation (20:34). People walk around; look at old ruins (20:40). People sit and eat in a covered picnic area (21:39). People on a white sandy beach (21:58). Women wearing bikinis walk on the beach (22:00). An older man observes the beach activities (22:26). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit

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