Before speedy, regular flights, the only way to cross the Atlantic was by ship. This was the age of leisurely crossings on luxurious liners that were home for several days and brought together the most powerful and famous figures of their day. Just over 50 years ago in 1936 Ocean Pictures were aboard the Queen Mary for her maiden voyage, and now, 50 years on, they still work in association with Cunard. The services of Ocean Pictures' first class photographers have also been available on the Cunard Countess, the Cunard Princess and of course the QE2. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Ocean Pictures looks back at half a century of photographs at sea. This book recalls a bygone age of travel and gives us an entertaining insight into the lives of many celebrities.