Vintage Brochure - RMSP - Service to New York - First and Second Class - 1921
1921-06 Brochure: R.M.S.P. Service de New York, Premières & Deuxièmes Classes. La Compagagnie Royal Mail Steam Packet Service de New York. Hambourg, Southampton, Cherbourg à New York. Written in French - The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives provides an English version to most documents. 11 Interior Photographs and a large fold-out Route Map.
The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
IN the following pages, the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company proposes to present a certain number of interior sights and to give a short description of each one of them. It thus hopes to succeed in giving an idea of the comfortable installation of its three new steamers.
The splendid ships with three propellers "Orduna" and "Orbited" and the steamer with two propellers "Oropesa" ensure a direct regular service between Hamburg, Southampton, Cherbourg and New York every fourteen days (For the starting dates, to consult the special list which one can get in all the Offices and Agencies of the Company).
The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
Among the characteristics of these ships, it is necessary to quote the following ones:
- WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY.
- APPARATUS OF Underwater INDICATION.
- WATERTIGHT COMPARTMENTS.
- ADDITIONAL APPARATUS Of ELECTRIC LIGHTING IN THE EVENT OF UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
- COMBINED FITTINGS OF INDICATIONS
- MORSE AND SEMAPHORIC.
- SKITTLES OF ROLLING.
- LIFEBOATS IN An AMPLY SUFFICIENT NUMBER TO RECEIVE MOMENTARY AND MEMBERS OF The CREW.
- FIREPROOF PARTITIONS.
- EXTINGUISHING APPARATUS Of FIRE.
- GAMING ROOM FOR CHILDREN.
- SHOW OF HAIRSTYLE.
- DARKROOM FOR PHOTOGRAPHY.
- ELECTRIC ELEVATOR.
- STORE OF SALE FOR ARTICLES OF IMAGINATION.
"Orduna" and "Orbited it" were built in Belfast in the building sites Harland & Wolff Ltd. "Oropesa" with Birkenhead by the house Cammell Laird & Co, Ltd.
The two first are 15,500 tons (25,000 tons of displacement) with a length of 569 feet and a depth of 67 feet "Oropesa" is 14,000 tons.
These ships, very firmly built, have a double bottom over all their length and do not have less than ten tight compartments and seven steel bridges.
SERVICE of New York by the STEAMERS "O"
The Dining room of first class, on the principal bridge, extends over all the width from the ship. Each steamer has a Room for the children. The Smoking-room of first class, located on the Promenade deck, is panelled of oak in the style "Jacobean" and is dominated by a central cupola - an artistic and true chimney makes the charm of it. The smoking-room is certainly the place more appreciated passengers on board a deck chair. It is there that the Messrs, amateurs of tobacco or not, are more at ease. The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company by furnishing this show, took care particularly to satisfy its customers.
The Smoking-room is a convenient Show of exceptional size with many comfortable corners. It is adjacent with the large Show of first class. This splendid room is framed and panelled panels of glossed wood, and is furnished with armchairs and settees; its atmosphere breathes the luxury and comfort.
One of the features characteristic of the steamers of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company is their remarkable behaviour by heavy weather. A very detailed attention was given in the ventilation of the cabins and of the ventilators bring fresh air in all the parts of the ship. The SERVICE and the KITCHEN are of very first order. World reputation of the Company in these two significant departments
must with the particular care taken in the choice of experienced "heads", boys and chambermaids whose courtesy is quality first. The kitchen follows the good traditions of the Service and all the sacrifices are authorized in the last markets on a side and other of the Atlantic to make it better.
ADJUSTMENTS OF SECOND CLASS.
The cabins can receive two hundred passengers and the dining room, like that of the first classes, extends over all the width from the ship. The adjustments of this class, without having the luxury of the cabins of first class, are same style with excellent berths and a clean and attractive furniture.
Installations consist of a Dining room (being able to receive 148 people) and a Conference Room. Comfortably furnished cabins are located in certain parts of the ship where the passengers will be very at ease.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND PAYMENTS.
Any ticket of passage is delivered in accordance with the conditions and payments which are printed there, like in the booklets of information of the Company. By accepting the ticket, the passenger accepts all these conditions and payments. The berths must be reserved as soon as possible of manner
to obtain best located, cabins being allotted strictly according to the order of the requests.
Exclusive use of a cabin.
A supplement equal to half of the passage is due for any unoccupied berth. The supplements, if there is, must be paid in entirety, for each berth. The berths are not regarded as definitively not reserved if the lawful deposit is not paid as a preliminary.
The balance of the passage must be paid at least 15 days before the date fixed for the departure. The Company reserves the right to substitute any other ship or ships, to change the starting date or to cancel the departure at some time that it is and without preliminary opinion. In one and the other of these cases, the passengers will not be able to so formulate complaint against the Company except for the refunding of the sum paid to reserve the cabins.
The servants accompanying the passengers pay the ordinary price, unless they are placed in cabins especially reserved for their use. In this case of the special prices are applied.
From 1 to 10 years (in first and second classes) they pay half-fare in the condition that two occupy the same berth. For the children below one year, special prices on request.
PLACES A COUNTS.
They can be reserved in advance either at the Offices of the Company or while being addressed the day of the departure to the second Master of Hotel.
The passengers of first and second classes have a frankness from 20 cubic feet for their personal luggage. The surplus is calculated at a rate of 4/- per cubic foot. For the prices of transport of the bicycles, dogs, birds, motor cycles, etc to see the special booklet.
The trunks intended to be placed under the berths should not be more than 40 centimetres height, 60 cms. of width and 91 cms. of length. Chairs of bridge and covers can be rented for the voyage at fixed prices.
INSURANCE OF THE LUGGAGE.
It is urgently recommended. The Company offers special facilities for the insurance of the luggage. For the information to address itself to the Offices of the Company.
PASSENGERS NOT LEAVING by the ship on which they have taken seat are likely to lose the lawful deposit. However this deposit is not lost in the case of cause beyond control and if a sufficient notice were given for the transfer on another steamer and made it possible to relet the cabin. The articles of dangerous nature should not be transported by the passengers.
The tickets of passage are not TRANSFERABLE .
They are subjected to the réglements Company and those of the other lines of correspondence. The passengers must support their subsistence expenses while waiting for the correspondence.
The correspondence with another ship or a train is not guaranteed. All the loading and landing charges and all the supplements in addition to the perceived amount are the responsibility of the passengers.
LETTERS OF CREDIT.
These letters, for sums limited and payable in indicated Agencies of the Company, are emitted free in the principal offices. Request must be made of it at least two days before the date fixed for departure. The sums lower than ¤ 25 are payable at sight the sums higher than ¤ 25 to one day of sight.
Each mail steamer has a Doctor who is authorized to claim fees. These fees are 7/6 per visit for the passengers of first class and 2/6 for those of second class. The accounts must be establish by the doctor before the end of the voyage. The prescribed drugs are provided free by the Company.
In the case of strikes, lockouts, disorders or stops of work, for some cause that it is, the Company do not accept any responsibility for any loss or delay caused with the passengers if it could not dispatch the ship at the date envisaged or any other date.NY Saloon Booklet No 1, Atlantic House, Moorgate St London. R.M.S.P Service of New York, First & Second Classes, 1921. From the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Maritime Collection.