This trailer was created during one of the many dark chapters in the history of the SS United States, when Norwegian Cruise Line (featured in the documentary), abandoned their plans to return her to service and put her up for sale for scrap. Through the efforts of the SS United States Conservancy, the ship's plight was brought to the attention of philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest who provided the funds for the Conservancy to purchase the ship, ultimately leading to another stay of execution.

SS United States: Lady in Waiting