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This week’s episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the oldest operating cruise ship in the world, the MV Astoria, right now in the middle of La Paz in Mexico. At 72 years old, the MV Astoria has had 15 names, nine owners and was involved in one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history — the sinking of the famed Italian liner Andrea Doria in 1956. This is a vessel with intrigue, mystery, and an often surprising — and fascinating — history. Joining Peter this week is Maritime historian Peter Knego, as he gives an extensive history of the MV Astoria, the horrific crash of 1956, and crazy stories that still remain within her. Also on board: Don Lynch, Chief Historian from the Titanic Historical Society, on the strange connections between the Titanic and the Astoria. There’s all this and more as  Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the oldest operating cruise ship in the world.

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