In The Third Class to North America, 1938 Brochure - Hamburg-America Line
This is a well preserved brochure that was published prior to the beginning of the European conflict that became World War II. Superb photography makes this an excecptional record of the Third Class accommodations on the steamships Deutschland, New York, Hamburg and the Hansa.
not only ships are the pride of the HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE
To entrust their passengers to men of unsurpassed seamanship has always been a tradition of the Hamburg-American Line. Years of hard work under all conditions have produced a body of officers and men to whom the honour of the Line is their own and whose motto is the motto of the Hapax: "The safety and welfare of the passengers."
The flag of the Hapag flying at the masthead is the sign of a happy voyage
Day by day when crossing the North Atlantic on the Hapag ships of the "Hamburg" class you feel this care and consideration for the welfare of the passengers. From the moment you leave the home port until the skyline of New York looms on the horizon, you are the spoiled guest of the Company, the pivot around which the life and work of the whole great ship revolve.
Between the time of departure and arrival lie days of rest and relaxation, the thrill of sea travel on a liner pulsating with life and racing through the waves, obedient to every touch of the helm.
The Hapag service in the North Atlantic is not an occasional service subject to weather or season. Week in week out, every Thursday, with the regularity of clockwork, a ship of the "Hamburg" class sails from Hamburg and another leaves New York. The "New York," the "Hamburg," the "Deutschland," the "Hansa" and the "St. Louis" are the ships comprising the North Atlantic fleet of the Hamburg-American Line.
These huge ocean liners have a length of about 680 feet from stem to stern and a displacement of about 22,000 tons (the " St.Louis" has 17,000 tons). Their mighty hulls tower seven stories high as the passenger steps aboard to enter upon a voyage of delight (in comfort and pleasant company and amid the ever-changing wonders of the sea).
The watch on the bridge never ceases
When you cross the sea you leave worries behind
Life on board, from morning till night, offers everything in the way of games and entertainments that makes for a pleasant day. The rooms and saloons are bright and cheerful, as may be judged from the following pictures. The food leaves nothing to be desired either in variety or quality -- a sample menu is shown on the next page of this booklet -- and the ship's service has only one concern: to ensure the comfort of the passengers.
- Hamburg Crayfish Soup
- Boiled Halibut
- Egg Sauce
- Roast Loin of Pork
- Pikante Sauce
- Buttered Beans
- Browned Potatoes
- Chocolate Ice Cream
- Holland or Herb Cheese
- Coffee or Tea
FOR CHILDREN: Milk Soup at all Meals
The ship's cooks know that sea air gives one an appetite and accordingly provide most excellent fare.
Comfort and good taste are the outstanding characteristics of the Third Class public rooms.
Third Class Dining Room
The chief engineer inspects the boilers
The navigating officer checks the course
The course is determined at the chart table
The wireless officer distributes the latest news
Safely, punctually and regularly the "Hamburg" ships cross the Atlantic
Third Class Smoking Room Bar
Here the passenger is as comfortably installed as on land
Third Class Ladies Parlour
and the children also find that pleasant accommodation has been provided for them
Sea-gulls, the sailers of the air, aceompany the ship on its journey
Some like to join the company on the dance floor, whilst others prefer their own company on deck
Space has also been reserved for the ehildren's games
The Lounge and the dance floor
The Third Class cabins are comfortably furnished. Running water and good lighting at nights are among the many convcniences provided.
The Ship's Altar
When the skyscrapers of New York appear in the distance, every Third Class passenger will be able to confirm that travelling is indeed a pleasure on the ships of the HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE