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HAPAG - Across the Atlantic in First Class - 1928

Covers for the 1928 Hamburg American Line Brochure Across the Atlantic - First Class.

Covers for the 1928 Hamburg American Line Brochure Across the Atlantic - First Class. GGA Image ID # 11c07a884a

Outstanding brochure from the Hamburg America Line captures the opulence of first-class transatlantic travel in the late 1920s. Rare interior photographs of public rooms such as the shopping plaza or promenade make this an excellent booklet.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL, on the Splendid liners of the Hamburg America Line, represents a standard of elegant living and a regime of personal service not to be surpassed anywhere.

The smartest hotels do not offer greater comfort. The most famous restaurants do not purvey more varied and palatable food. The most distinguished homes have no more attentive and graceful service.

The passenger is an honored guest of the ship. The room steward is his personal attendant. His dining-room steward makes a point of discovering his likes and dislikes, of foreseeing his wishes.

Special dishes are prepared at his order. The staff of stewards and stewardesses is so large that, day and night, wherever he may chance to be, there is always an attentive and skillful servant at his command.

The decorations and appointments are carried out lavishly to create a setting of beauty and luxury. The color schemes, furnishings, lighting of the great lounges, halls, libraries, and dining-rooms, make them a brilliant background for the smart social gatherings which take place every evening at sea.

The appearance of order and dignity throughout gives the atmosphere of a fine country house or an exclusive club. And the spacious staterooms, too, are always in perfect order, as for a favored guest.

The First Class passenger is one who is accustomed to these subtle details of living and appreciates their importance.

The passenger lists of steamers of the Hamburg America Line include the names of many famous people, society leaders, artists and musicians, business magnates, government officials and other folks whose companionship makes the voyage interesting throughout.

Corner of the Verandah Café.

Corner of the Verandah Café. GGA Image ID # 11c0b05074

Passengers Play a Game of Shuffleboard on Deck.

Passengers Play a Game of Shuffleboard on Deck. GGA Image ID # 11c0c597ed

Corner of the Grill Room

Corner of the Grill Room. GGA Image ID # 11c0debfbb

The New York, Hamburg, Albert Ballin, and Deutschland

The SS New York, SS Hamburg, SS Albert Ballin, and SS Deutschland.

The SS New York, SS Hamburg, SS Albert Ballin, and SS Deutschland. 11,500 Tons -- 633 Feet Long -- 79 Feet Wide -- Twin Screw Turbine -- Oil Buring -- 13,000 Horsepower. GGA Image ID # 11c121779b

THESE are new liners, up to date on every detail of their design and equipment.

They are the first passenger steamers to adopt the new external anti-rolling tanks, designed as part of their hulls, to increase stability in heavy seas.

Already their reputation for unusual steadiness has made these liners extremely popular with transatlantic travelers.

While they differ in plan from the Resolute and Reliance, these vessels have the same atmosphere of elegance and distinction, which appeals so strongly to the seasoned voyager. Their very newness is attractive, and the mark of distinction is seen in the simplicity and beauty of every feature of the decorations.

The dining rooms on these ships are elegant apartments, two decks high, and in the matter of appointments and cuisine, they compare favorably with the best metropolitan hotels.

A grill room, open at all hours for a la carte service, is a much-liked feature of these steamers. The smoking room also extends through two decks. The dome and the gallery give this room an air of substantial dignity.

Abaft of the smoking room is a balconied terrace café, a deck lounge, sheltered from the winds, yet with a full view of the sea. Here refreshments may be ordered at all times. Motion pictures are shown evenings.

These four steamers have gymnasiums, and also, the Hamburg and New York offer plunge baths and sports decks.

Drawing Room of a First Class Suite

Drawing Room of a First Class Suite. GGA Image ID # 11c13739a8

Bedroom of a First Class Suite

Bedroom of a First Class Suite. GGA Image ID # 11c2662ca7

The Resolute and Reliance

Sister Ships SS Resolute and SS Reliance.

Sister Ships SS Resolute and SS Reliance. GGA Image ID # 11c2811f1b

THE Resolute and Reliance express the last word in marine construction and in luxurious accommodation. They are named in honor of gallant yachts which successfully defended America's Cup a few seasons ago.

The ships are characterized by an atmosphere of great dignity and beauty, due in part to their size and to the gracious proportions of the rooms. The social hall, dining room, and grill room are so spacious, and so elegant in every detail of their appointments, that one has often to realize with effort that they are apartments on a ship at sea.

The beautiful smoking room and the attractive ladies' parlor are excellently designed and equipped for their respective purposes. The casino-like verandah café, with broad views of the sea, is a favorite lounging place every day of the voyage.

The swimming pool, the gymnasium, the sports deck, the greenhouse garden, and the photographer's darkroom are also features that contribute to the pleasure of a crossing on these ships.

This same atmosphere of luxury prevails in every detail of the staterooms. Real bedsteads have taken the place of old-fashioned berths. Running water is in the wash-basin of every room.

A system of ventilation, which has stood the severest tests on cruises in tropical waters, forces fresh currents of air into all parts of the vessel.

The ships are equipped with passenger elevators and with a complete system of telephones, features that contribute much to comfort, convenience, and safety.

The Resolute and Reliance carry three hundred and fifty first-class passengers. With all accommodations taken, there is still ample room in every department.

Passenger Relaxing on the Promenade Deck - Resolute and Reliance.

Passenger Relaxing on the Promenade Deck - Resolute and Reliance. The Promenade Deck—Ample Room for Deck Chairs, Lounging and for Active Outdoor Exercise. GGA Image ID # 11c377a10e

The First Class Lounge or Winter Garden.

The First Class Lounge or Winter Garden. GGA Image ID # 11c3937300

The Terrace Café.

The Terrace Café. The Excellent Cuisine and Service of the HamBurg-American Line Are a Tradition of Transatlantic Travel. GGA Image ID # 11c4097659

The Conservatory Greenhouse.

The Conservatory Greenhouse. Fresh Flowers and Living Plants, Grown in the Conservatory on Board Ship, Brighten the Public Rooms. GGA Image ID # 11c42b71a6

First Class Ladies' Salon.

First Class Ladies’ Salon—Showing Portrait by Well-Known Artist Prof. Leopold Schmutzler of Mrs. James J. Walker, Wife of Mayor of New York and Sponsor of the S.S. New York. GGA Image ID # 11c442d690

The Verandah Café.

The Verandah Café. GGA Image ID # 11c473b993

The Verandah Café and Smoking Room are adjoining. Refreshments may be ordered at all hours. Afternoon tea, served both on deck and in the public rooms, is the occasion for many informal social gatherings that contribute so much to the enjoyment of the trip.

The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool. GGA Image ID # 11c49a9807

Shopping Promenade on the SS New York.

Shopping Promenade on the SS New York. GGA Image ID # 11c4a61329

The Shopping Street on the New York reminds one of Fifth Avenue, New York, or Palm Beach, and is one of the many unusual features developed for the comfort and convenience of passengers on the steamers of the Hamburg America Line.

Smoking Room with View of Balcony.

Smoking Room with View of Balcony. GGA Image ID # 11c4bc030b

The Gymnasium

The Gymnasium. GGA Image ID # 11c531fdbe

The public rooms on the Albert Ballin, Deutschland, Hamburg and Yörk include the Lounge or Ballroom, the main Dining Room, a smart Grill Room with service at all hours, a Smoking Room, Terrace Café, a Children’s Dining Room and Playroom and Gymnasium

The Grill Room -- Where Special Order Service is Available

The Grill Room -- Where Special Order Service is Available. GGA Image ID # 11c54e00d3

The Smoking Room, Where Congeniality Reigns.

The Smoking Room, Where Congeniality Reigns. GGA Image ID # 11c553f880

First Class Stateroom for Two, Partial View -- Commodious and Comfortable.

First Class Stateroom for Two, Partial View -- Commodious and Comfortable. GGA Image ID # 11c580c616

Another Type of First Class Stateroom -- With Every Convenience.

Another Type of First Class Stateroom -- With Every Convenience. GGA Image ID # 11c5ae010a

First Class Stateroom for Two

First Class Stateroom for Two. GGA Image ID # 11c5f18aa0

L-Shaped First Class Stateroom - A Favorite Type of Transatlantic Travelers.

L-Shaped First Class Stateroom - A Favorite Type of Transatlantic Travelers. GGA Image ID # 11c5f1ddad

Direct Services Between New York, England, France, Germany, and Ireland

THE ships of the Hamburg America Line offer every comfort and convenience known to ocean travelers in every class of service. The elegance and luxury of the accommodations and service of the First Class are not more noteworthy than the comparative simplicity but delightful surroundings and conveniences provided for the Second, Cabin, Tourist Third and Third Class services.

The Hamburg, Deutschland, and Albert Ballin have First, Second, Tourist Third, and Third Class accommodations; the Resolute, Reliance, and New York have First, Second, and Third Class accommodations; the St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Cleveland carry Cabin, Tourist Third, and Third Class passengers; the Westphalia and Thuringia carry Cabin and Third Class.

LONDON—The New York, Hamburg, Albert Ballin, Deutschland, Resolute, Reliance, and Milwaukee land their passengers for London, and for other points in Great Britain, at Southampton, Eastbound, and embark passengers, Westbound, at Southampton.

PARIS—The Resolute and Reliance land and embark their Paris passengers at Cherbourg, where a short transfer by tender from behind the breakwater is made. The railroad station is close to the landing-place, and the journey between Paris and Cherbourg is made comfortably and expeditiously by special trains, or by regular express trains, according to circumstances.

The New York, Hamburg, Albert Ballin, Deutschland, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Cleveland land their Paris passengers at Cherbourg and embark their passengers from Paris at Boulogne-sur-Mer, which is only three hours’ rail journey from Paris by special or regular express trains.

COBH (Queenstown)—The St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Thuringia, and Westphalia land and embark passengers to and from Ireland at Cobh. Cobh has excellent rail connection with all parts of Ireland.

HAMBURG—This city is admirably served by the port of Cuxhaven, with its highly developed terminal facilities at the mouth of the Elbe, and special train service to and from Hamburg.

PIERS AT NEW YORK

Steamers sail from and arrive at Piers 84 and 86, North River, foot of West 44th and 46th Streets, in the heart of New York. These piers are quickly and easily accessible from hotels and railroad terminals and from any part of the city and surrounding territory.

EUROPEAN TOURS AND TRAVEL SERVICE

Full and detailed information about travel conditions in all parts of Europe is supplied by the Hamburg- American Line at its New York office. An expert staff will gladly furnish facts about personally conducted tours, independent travel tours, hotels and pensions (rates and reservations), air routes and fares, automobile tours and railroad routes and rates. Itineraries will be arranged and prices quoted on request.

The highly trained personnel is prepared to answer perplexing questions and solve problems of travel. Its knowledge is at the service of all travelers through any of the Company’s Offices and Agencies.

MONEY ORDERS

Money orders, the safe and convenient way of sending funds to European countries, are issued by the Hamburg America Line.

Brochure Information

  • Date Published: September 1928
  • Publisher: HAPAG - Hamburg America Line (USA)
  • Pages: 16
  • Number of Photographs: 23
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 23 cm
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