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Dancing to Doric - What to Know About Ocean Travel - 1924

This page covers the following topics: Dancing, Danzing, Deck Chairs, Deck Officers, Decks, Devonian, Distances, Divine Services at Sea, Dogs, Doric.

DANCING

This is a diversion popular in all classes. The larger ships have special dancing space in the lounge or reception room in both first and second class. That on the Majestic accommodates 150 couples. Modern dance music is furnished on all ships. (See "Music"). Thete is no charge for dancing. On summer voyages and on cruises dances are held on deck, in a space decorated with flags and colored lights. The Belgenland has, besides its first class ballroom, a large veranda café for dancing in second class.

Third class passengers usually dance on deck. On most company ships a piano is kept in the third class general room, and players are rarely wanting who can provide music for j igs, reels or folk dances.

DANZIG

The Red Star Line and White Star Line carry third class passengers, and sometimescabin class, between Danzig and Baltic ports and New York or Philadelphia. Through bookings are also made via White Star Line ships to and from England, with close connections to direct steamers. Danzig offices of Red Star Line, 64 Langasse; White Star Line, 31, 32 Topfergasse. At each of these offices will be found clerks speaking several languages. (See also "Red Star Line").

DECK CHAIRS

Deck chairs may be hired for the voyage, usually at $1.50. Apply to deck steward.

DECK OFFICERS

On ocean steamships the deck officers are those licensed (in England "certificated," officers who directly assist the captain in navigation, piloting, cargo handling and in all matters pertaining to the safety, care and upkeep of the ship, outside the engine department. The largest vessels usually carry three senior and three junior deck officers, so as to provide for two being on watch day and night.

Majestic and Olympic carry in addition a staff captain, whose duties are of executive nature. Contact of these officers with passengers naturally is restricted, owing to the exactions of their duties. The captain in fine weather takes his meals in the first-class saloon, but the other deck officers have their own quarters and mess. (See also "Uniforms" and " Engineers.")

DECKS

Diagram of the Passenger Decks of the Olympic

Diagram of the Passenger Decks of the Olympic

Use of the decks is a great source of pleasure on the voyage. Passengers here may play games, walk or recline in deck chairs. The orchestra plays on deck in summer and morning bouillon and afternoon tea are served here. The larger steamers have a glass-enclosed promenade deck. Dancing sometimes is indulged in on deck.

Decks are named and lettered on most steamers. The topmost is the boat deck (A deck) which is uncovered; below are the promenade deck (B deck); upper deck (C deck) and D, E. F, and G, successively, according to number.

DEVONIAN

Formerly the Cretic, operated by the Leyland Line, carrying cabin passengers only between Boston and Liverpool. 13,518 tons gross; length, 602 feet; breadth, 60 feet; twin screws. Generous decks, public rooms and staterooms, good food and service give large return for moderate fare. Exceptionally steady and very comfottable. (See cut under "Ships").

DISTANCES

Distances between ports on our routes (approximate):
From To Winter Summer
Boston Liverpool
2,928
3,058
Montreal Liverpool via Belle Isle
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2,774
Montreal Liverpool via Cabot Straits
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3,009
Boston Daunt's Rock
2,669
2,798
Halifax Liverpool
2,479
2,649
New York Ambrose L. S.
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23
New York Antwerp
3,363
3,464
New York Bishop's Rock
2,913
3,014
New York Bremen
3,605
3,706
New York Cherbourg
3,125
3,203
New York Cobh
2,853
2,965
New York Danzig
3,970
4,068
New York Fire Is. L. S.
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53
New York Genoa
4,031
4,037
New York Gibraltar
3,178
3,184
New York Hamburg
3,625
3,726
New York Havana
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1,194
New York Liverpool
3,050
3,148
New York London
3,287
3,375
New York Nantucket L.S.
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215
New York Naples
4,153
4,159
New York Plymouth
3,010
3,111
New York Southampton
3,099
3,187
Philadelphia Liverpool
3,250
3,362
Portland Liverpool
2,840
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Miscellaneous Distances
From To MILES
Balboa, C. Z. Los Angeles 2933
Bishop's Rock Plymouth 97
Bishop's Rock Cherbourg 190
Cherbourg Antwerp 267
Cherbourg Hamburg 548
Cherbourg Lizard 143
Cherbourg Southampton 84
Cobh Liverpool 299
Fastnet Liverpool 299
Fasnet Roche's Point 58
Havana Cristobal, C. Z 1008
Liverpool Capetown 6080
Liverpool Melbourne 12,970
Los Angeles San Francisco 357
Montreal Quebec 139
New York Ponta Delgada 2252
Panama Canal Passage 53
Plymouth Cherbourg 110
Plymouth Gravesend 291
Southampton Antwerp 238
Southampton Hamburg 526

DIVINE SERVICES AT SEA

(See "Sunday Services").

DOGS

(See "Animals and Birds").

DORIC

White Star Dominion Line steamship; new 1923. Specially built for cabin service; also carries third class. Twin screws. 16,500 tons gross; length, 601 feet; breadth, 68 feet. Luxurious public rooms and latest conveniences for ocean travel comfort. Gymnasium, children's playroom, broad decks, glass-enclosed, suites with private sitting room and bath, for moderate cabin rates. Orchestra. White Star Line cuisine and service. Third class has its own public rooms and deck space, and 2-berth and 4-berth staterooms.

 

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