Prudential Lines

USA

Grace Line, owned by W.R. Grace & Co., was sold to Prudential Lines in 1970, creating Prudential-Grace Lines
(which later reverted to just Prudential Lines). Delta Line took over Prudential Lines in 1978.

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Unmarked (later SA or WCSS Series)
(Pacific Coast of) South America

Grace Line
Sailings March-December 1927 (issued March 17, 1927)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Santa Elisa
Santa Luisa
Santa Teresa
Santa Ana
New York, Cristobal, Balboa, Talara, Salaverry, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chanaral, Valparaiso.
Omitted Chanaral and Tocopilla on northbound voyages.

Grace Line
Sailings June 1931-March 1932 (issued July 15, 1931) for:
Santa Clara, Santa Elisa, Santa Maria, Santa Inez, Santa Barbara, Santa Teresa, Santa Rita

Ports of call:
New York, Havana, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Talara, Salaverry, Callao, Pisco, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chañaral, Coquimbo, Valparaiso

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Great Ships website shows postcards of the Santa Clara and Santa Inez (see "Other Ships and Lines" section towards the end of the page).

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Grace Line
Sailings January-October 1932 (issued February 1, 1932)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Santa Rita
Santa Olivia
Santa Inez
Santa Isabel
New York, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Talara, Salaverry, Callao, Pisco, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Coquimbo, Valparaiso.
Return voyages: Valparaiso, Antofagasta, Tocopilla, Iquique, Mollendo, Lomas/Pisco/Tambo de Mora/Cerro Azul (optional), Chancay/Huacho/Supe (optional), Salaverry, Paita, Guayaquil, Manta/Bahia (optional), Esmeraldas (optional), Buenaventura, Balboa, Cristobal, New York.
Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
New York, Cristobal, Balboa, Talara, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chañaral, Valparaiso.
Return voyages: Valparaiso, Chañaral, Antofagasta, Tocopilla, Callao, Talara, Buenaventura, Balboa, Cristobal, Havana, New York.

Grace Line
Sailings July-December 1935 (issued July 6, 1935) for:
Santa Lucia, Santa Clara, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Inez, Santa Rita

Ports of call:
New York, Havana, Kingston, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Manta/Bahia, Guayaquil, Talara, Paita, Salaverry, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chañaral, Coquimbo, Valparaiso

Grace Line
Sailings November 1938-September 1939 (issued November 1938) for:
Santa Lucia, Santa Clara, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Inez, Santa Rita, Santa Monica, Santa Catalina

Ports of call:
New York, Havana, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Talara, Salaverry, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chañaral, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, San Antonio
Click to view a photo of the Santa Barbara

Grace Line
Sailings September 1941-March 1942 (issued September 1941) for:
Santa Lucia, Santa Elena, Santa Clara

Ports of call:
New York, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Talara, Salaverry, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Antofagasta, Chañaral, Valparaiso

Grace Line
Sailings February-July 1952 (issued January 1952) for:
Santa Maria, Santa Luisa, Santa Cecilia, Santa Margarita, Santa Isabel, Santa Barbara

Ports of call:
New York, Charleston, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Talara, Salaverry, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Antofagasta, Chañaral, Valparaiso

Grace Line
Sailings April-December 1962 (issued April 1962) for:
Santa Maria, Santa Luisa, Santa Cecilia, Santa Margarita, Santa Isabel

Ports of call:
New York, Port-au-Prince, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Salaverry, Callao, Antofagasta, Chañaral, Valparaiso

Grace Line
Sailings December 1965-June 1966 (issued December 1965) for:
Santa Magdalena, Santa Mariana, Santa Maria, Santa Mercedes, Santa Cecilia, Santa Isabel

Ports of call:
New York, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Port-au-Prince, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Salaverry, Callao, Matarani, Arica, Antofagasta, Chañaral, San Antonio, Valparaiso

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MS Series (later 4M, 4MS or M Series)
19-Day (later 26-Day) Cruises to the Caribbean and Pacific Coast of South America

Grace Line
Sailings February-June 1963 (issued November 1962) for:
Santa Magdalena, Santa Mariana, Santa Maria

Ports of call:
New York, Port-au-Prince, Cartagena, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil

Grace Line
Sailings April-December 1965 (issued March 1965) for:
Santa Magdalena, Santa Mariana, Santa Maria, Santa Mercedes

Ports of call:
New York, Port-au-Prince, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Cristobal, Balboa, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao

Grace Line
Sailings January-December 1969 (issued October 1968) for:
Santa Magdalena, Santa Mariana, Santa Maria, Santa Mercedes

Ports of call:
New York, Bermuda, Charleston, Santa Domingo, Kingston, Cartagena, Panama Canal Zone, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao
Click to view a photo of the Santa Mariana

Prudential-Grace Lines
Sailings July 1970-June 1971 (issued July 1970) for:
Santa Magdalena, Santa Mariana, Santa Maria, Santa Mercedes

Ports of call:
New York, Port-au-Prince, Santa Domingo, Kingston, Cartagena, Panama Canal Zone, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao
Click to view a photo of the Santa Mariana as a Prudential-Grace liner

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California-Around South America route

Prudential-Grace Lines
Sailings April 1973-February 1974 for:
Santa Mariana, Santa Maria, Santa Mercedes

Ports of call:
Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Balboa, Cristobal, Cartagena, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Curaçao, Rio de janeiro, Santos, Paranagua, Buenos Aires, Straits of Magellan, Valparaiso, Callao, Guayaquil

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CARIB Series (later CS or RP Series, or unmarked)
16-Day (later 18, 12 or 13-Day) Cruises to the Caribbean

Grace Line
Sailings September 1938-January 1939 (issued August 1938) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa, Santa Elena

Ports of call:
New York, Curaçao, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal, Kingston, Cap Haitien

Grace Line
Sailings October 1941-April 1942 (issued September 1941) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, Curaçao, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Barranquilla

Grace Line
Sailings January-September 1948 (issued January 1948) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, Curaçao, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Cartagena
Click to view a photo of the Santa Rosa
Click to view a brochure with interior views of the Santa liners

Grace Line
Sailings June-October 1958 (issued June 1958) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, Curaçao, La Guaira, Aruba, Kingston, Nassau, Port Everglades

Grace Line
Sailings May 1962-May 1963 (issued April 1962) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, Curaçao, La Guaira, Aruba, Kingston, Port-au-Prince, Fort Lauderdale

Grace Line
Sailings January-December 1965 (issued October 1964) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, Curaçao, Caracas (La Guaira) Aruba, Santo Domingo, Kingston, Port-au-Prince, Fort Lauderdale

Grace Line
Sailings January-September 1968 (issued October 1968) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, Curaçao, Caracas (La Guaira) Aruba, Kingston, Port-au-Prince, Fort Lauderdale
Click to view a photo of the Santa Paula

Prudential-Grace Lines
Sailings April 1970-March 1971 for:
Santa Paula, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, San Juan, St. Thomas, Curaçao, Caracas (La Guaira) Aruba, Kingston, Port-au-Prince, Fort Lauderdale

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CCS Series
16-18-Day (later 17-19 or 24-26-Day) Casual Cruises to the Caribbean

Grace Line
Sailings August 1952-April 1953 (issued July 1952) for:
Santa Clara, Santa Monica, Santa Sofia

Ports of call:
New York, Puerto Cabello, Aruba, Amuay Bay, Maracaibo, Barranquilla

Grace Line
Sailings October 1958-July 1959 (issued October 1958) for:
Santa Clara, Santa Monica, Santa Sofia

Ports of call:
New York, Puerto Cabello, La Guaira, Guanta, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Kingston, Jacksonville, Baltimore, Philadelphia

Grace Line
Sailings February-October 1967 (issued January 1967) for:
Santa Luisa, Santa Cecilia, Santa Monica, Santa Sofia, Santa Olivia

Ports of call:
New York, Philadelphia, Santo Domingo, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Aruba, Maracaibo, Barranquilla, Almirante, Charleston, Baltimore

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Intercoastal route

Click for larger view
Grace Line
Sailings June 1932-February 1933 (issued June 24, 1932)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Santa Ana
Santa Cecilia
Santa Elisa
Santa Teresa
New York, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal, Balboa, Puntarenas, Corinto, La Libertad, San Josť, Mazatlan, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Return voyages: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mazatlan, San Josť, Acajutla, La Libertad, Corinto, Puntarenas, Balboa, Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Havana, New York.

Click for a view of the interior of the brochure
Grace Line
Sailings November 1932-May 1933 (issued October 14, 1932)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Santa Rosa
Santa Paula
Santa Lucia
Santa Elena

(maiden voyages)
New York, Havana, Cristobal, Balboa, Puntarenas, La Libertad, San José de Guatemala, Mazatlan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Seattle.
Called at Puerto Colombia between Cristobal and Havana on return voyages.
Santa Ana
Santa Cecilia
Santa Elisa
Santa Teresa
New York, San Francisco.
(No ports of call between terminal points listed.)

Grace Line
Sailings November 1932-May 1933 (issued November 26, 1932) for:
Santa Lucia, Santa Paula, Santa Elena, Santa Rosa, Santa Elisa, Santa Teresa, Santa Cecilia, Santa Ana

Ports of call:
New York, Havana, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal, Balboa, Puntarenas, Corinto, La Union, Amapala, La Libertad, Acajutla, San Jose, Champerico, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Seattle
Click to view a photo of the Santa Elena (from a c. 1933 Isthmian Airways brochure/timetable)

Grace Line
Sailings April-December 1934 (issued April 8, 1934)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Santa Rosa
Santa Paula
Santa Lucia
Santa Elena
New York, Havana, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal, Balboa, La Libertad, San José de Guatemala, Mazatlan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Seattle

Grace Line
Sailings July 1937-April 1938 (issued July 1937) for:
Santa Paula, Santa Elena, Santa Rosa

Ports of call:
New York, Havana, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal, Balboa, La Libertad, San Jose, Mazatlan, Los Angeles, San Francisco
Click for a view of the interior of the brochure
Click to view a brochure with interior views of the Santa liners.

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See the archives section for more brochures of Grace Line/Prudential-Grace Lines/Prudential Lines.

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Grace Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the history of the Grace Line with several postcards/photos.

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This page last updated November 29, 2011.