As the leader of a dance band called the Croonaders, he played for five months in 1927 on a cruise ship calling at major Asian ports.
Southeast Asian ports provided meeting places for Japanese and Chinese ships.
Many ships from the Americas use this route to go important East Asian ports.
Although it has many ports, a lack of supporting transportation infrastructure adds 30-40% to costs, in contrast to Asian ports.
While the cruise ships might be swathed in luxury, often the Asian ports are not, but that is also changing.
After a refit, she was employed running passengers and cargo throughout Southeast Asian ports.
The last British governor sailed out of this teeming Asian port in 1997.
The container would be shipped by rail to the West Coast, then transported by ship to an Asian port.
Technical problems with the propeller system forced the vessel to stay in an Asian port for two weeks of maintenance.
They will meet at the end of the month in an Asian port and seclude themselves at a hotel away from most other sailors.