Mr. Ocean Liner -- Embark on an unforgettable story of a little boy whose passion for ocean liners not only made his dreams come true, but has kept the stories of these amazing ships alive for countless new generations to enjoy.
Bill Miller --- 'Mr Ocean Liner' --- is a rock star in the world of ocean liners! He is not only a dynamic and engaging lecturer packed with passion, but is the author of over 75 sensational books on ships and maritime history & travel. Audiences come back again and again to attend Bill's talks, over 30 in number, beginning with The Floating Palaces to contemporary cruise ships. His vivid narration and unique style draws folks in and then transports them back to a bygone era of shipboard elegance and style.
MR OCEAN LINER is a biograpical salute that tells the story of Bill Miller's life, often in his own words, from early childhood days on the Hoboken waterfront, mostly watching the great liners sail along the Hudson River. We also hear of his early writings, his first books and then his success as a prolific author and lecturer. We also take an intimate look at his dual career as a school teacher, a career that spanned over 30 years. Personal as well as touching, MR OCEAN LINER is set against a backdrop of classic ocean liner photos and memorabilia, all from Bill's personal collection. There is also vintage film contributed by Mark Perry and which includes footage of the likes of the Queen Mary, Independence, United States, America, Nieuw Amsterdam and Andrea Doria --- to name a few.
Guest appearances include Cunard Line Commodore Bernard Warner, Entertainment Director Ray Rouse, Entertainment staff such as Amanda Reid and Thomas Quinones, Broadway producer Steven Rivellino and ocean liner collector Richard Faber --- and many others. Filmed onboard the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria as well