A colour documentary film about a cruise ship, S.S. Orsova, travelling from North America to to the Pacific.
Front credits: Camera Reg Cavender, Editor Elly Boland, Commentary John Pudney, Spoken John Glen, Music Philip Green, Produced Terry Ashwood, Directed Eric Fullilove.
LS breakers on coast of N. America, Hawaii, Fiji, Australia. LS harbour Vancouver, pan to S.S. Orsova in dock. Deck staff prepare the ship. Skiing down mountain with harbour in background. Lions gate bridge, Totem poles in Stanley park. Orsova in Dock. Taxi picks up the Stewart Family, goodbyes all round. Siren on funnel. Passengers waving at ships rail. Stern shot of receding shore. Night shots of sea and men on the bridge.
Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco. Orsova in docks. Pan over city and bay with bridge. Union Square. Top shot of cable car on turntable. Men turning it. Cop blows whistle, cable car moves off. Cable cars pass in street. Pan from yacht harbour to Alcatraz . Closer shot Alcatraz. Chinatown festival with lion dance, firecrackers and people. Japanese restaurant. Boats moving at Fishermen's Wharf, fish stalls and lobsters. Neon signs of restaurants and clubs. Orsova sailing notice. Pan down Mark Hopkins hotel to entrance as a taxi arrives and two more passengers get in.
Orsova passing under Golden Gate bridge. Lots of ship board life: playing deck games, sunbathing. lounging around, eating and drinking, playing deck quoits, swimming in the pool. Pan from palm tree to ship arriving in Honolulu. Passengers having leis put round their necks by Hawaiian girls, and Hawaiian dancing on deck. More dancing in fake Hawaiian village. Pan over island landscape. Beach picnic. Gardens by the sea. LS Waikiki beach, group get into a canoe, girls sun bath. Beach front hotel with swimming pool. Dining at restaurant by the sea, and served an over decorated pineapple. Ship's officer inspects pineapple as crates are loaded onto the ship. LS Orsova in port and departing.
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