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Tips to Zeeland - What to Know About Ocean Travel - 1924

Topics covered on this page include: Tips, Tours, Trains, Travel Information, Travelers Checks, Uniforms of Officers, etc., Valuables, Vedic, Ventilation, Verandah Cafe, Visaes, Wardrobes, Water, West Indies, White Star-Dominion Line, White Star Line, Winifredian, Writing Materials, Zeeland.


(See "Fees").


Tours to Europe by our steamers are often arranged by tourist agencies. Passengers willing to follow a prescribed schedule may make a tour at moderate expense and with little trouble. Officials of the company often conduct parties of third class passengers to and from Europe. The White Star Line organizes tours of Canada for Europeans.


(See " Railroads ").


(See " Information ").


Issued by the Intetnational Mercantile Marine Company, through its offices and agencies, in denominations of $10, $20, $50 and $100, compactly bound in wallets ready for use. They are safe and economical, the cost being only one-half of one per cent (50 cents) for $100. They are cashable anywhere, at railroad stations, hotels, banks and shops. We recommend these checks as the ideal medium for carrying money when traveling. If stolen, they cannot be used by the thief, as two signatures of the buyer are necessary to make them valid—one written on the face at time of purchase, the other on the back when cashed.


The rank of an officer on shipboard is shown by bands on his sleeve or by shoulder straps on white summer uniform. In the American Line officers wear a star above the stripes, except the chief engineer, who has a propeller.

The commander has a gold embroidered peak on his cap and four broad gold sleeve stripes.

The chief engineer has the same number of gold sleeve stripes. In the Red Star and White Star Lines engineers are distinguished by purple bands between the gold.

The chief officer and second engineer have each three broad gold stripes, the second officer and third engineer two each, and the third officer and fourth engineer one each.

The junior officers and engineers have a single narrow gold stripe.

The senior purser of the line has three narrow gold stripes with white stripes between. The purser has two with a single white stripe between, and the assistant purser a single gold stripe with white stripe above.

The chief steward has two broad broken gold stripes and the second steward a single broken stripe. Other members of the steward's department have their rank embroidered on jacket collar.

The surgeon has two gold stripes with scarlet between on the American and Red Star Lines; on the White Star Line the junior surgeon has this marking, and the seniot surgeon three gold stripes with scarlet between.


Passengers are urged to protect themselves against loss of valuables by insurance. A safe is provided in the purser's office in which money, jewelry, documents and other valuables may be deposited for safekeeping. The purser will issue a deposit receipt.


White Star-Dominion Line ship; specially built since the war to carry third class passengers only. Gross tonnage, 9,302; length, 481 feet; breadth, 58 feet; twin screw. Enclosed staterooms for six or less, attractive public rooms, and entire deck space given to third class, thus allowing greater freedom than where other classes are also carried, White Star Line cuisine and service. A third class ship de luxe.


Ventilation, both direct and indirect, is provided by special equipment in all passenger accommodations. Electric fans are supplied in summer to all staterooms in first and second class and on cabin ships.


(See " Public Rooms").


(See " Passports ").


(See "Staterooms").


Water for drinking served on our steamers is distilled and safe. Many prefer to drink bottled water, obtainable on board, and this is strongly recommended on the Continent.


(See "Cruises" and "Havana").


Its ships follow the picturesque St. Lawrence River route from Montreal and Quebec en route to Liverpool. They include the largest steamers ascending the St. Lawrence. During the winter the steamers in this service sail from Portland, Me., via Halifax, both east and westbound. Montreal office, McGill Building.

Steamers of the White Star - Domion Line
Steamship Tons Service
Canada 9,472 Cabin and third class
Doric 16,500 Cabin and third class
Megantic 14,878 Cabin and third class
Regina 16,450 Cabin and third class
Vedic 9,302 Third class


Famous for the comfort of its large steamers to the principal ports of Europe and from Europe to Australasia. The line has offices with trained staffs in all countries of Europe including Russia.

Services and Steamers


Every Saturday from New York; Wednesdays from Southampton and Cherbourg. Passengers carried in first, second and third class.

"The Magnificent Trio"

  • Majestic (the world's largest ship) 56,551 tons
  • Olympic 46,439 tons
  • Hometic 34,356 tons


From New York and Liverpool every Saturday. Passengers in first, second and third class.

"The Big Four"

  • Adriatic 24,541 tons
  • Baltic 23,884 tons
  • Cedric 21,073 tons
  • Celtic 21,026 tons


From New York Tuesdays, Boston Wednesdays, Genoa Saturdays. Passengers carried in first, second and third class.

  • Arabic 16,786 tons


Joint Service with American Line. From Hamburg Mondays and Thursdays; from New York Thursdays. Passengers in cabin and third class.

  • Pittsburgh 16,322 tons
  • Canopic 12,268 tons


From Philadelphia Saturdays, Liverpool Wednesdays; carrying cabin and third class.

  • Haverford 11,635 tons

England to New Zealand, via Panama Canal,

carrying first, second and third class passengers

  • Corinthic 12,366 tons
  • Athenic 12,366 tons
  • Ionic 12,352 tons

England to Australia via Capetown, carrying cabin

  • Ceramic 18,495 tons
  • Runic 12,663 tons
  • Suevic 12,686 tons
  • Medic 12,222 tons
  • Persic 12,221 tons


Leyland Line; a popular cabin liner plying between Boston and Liverpool. Gross tonnage, 10,422; length, 566 feet; breadth, 69 feet. All staterooms are in middle of ship and on two upper decks. Unusually steady; broad decks. One of the most popular low-priced cabin steamers, giving high return for fare in a comfortable, quiet voyage. Well-known to thousands of travelers. No third class carried. (See also "Ships").


Writing materials are supplied on all steamers. Desks are in the writing room and lounge.


Red Star Line cabin steamer, carrying third class also, between New York and Antwerp. Well-known as a steady sea-boat and for good cooking and service. Gross tonnage, 11,667; length, 580 feet ; breadth, 69 feet ; twin screws; oil burner; comfortable, homelike and attractive public rooms. Connecting staterooms for families, some with private bath. Many two-berth tooms. Red Star Line cuisine and service. Stewards speak several languages. Orchestra. Passengers in third class have comfortable accommodations, with own set of public rooms and deck space.


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