RMSP Cabin Liners to Europe - 1923
Front Cover of 1923 Brochure "Cabin Liners to Europe" from the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. GGA image ID # 120cce86dc
Believed to be one of the earliest brochures produced by the RMSP to promote their newly acquired ships Orbita, Orca, and Orduña, in 1923 provides numerous interior photographs. The ships were only operated by RMSP for 3 years before being resold to the PSNCo in 1926.
"The Old Country."
Ancestor worship is hardly the spirit of modern America, yet there are wondrous monuments and scenes to visit in the old countries, whence came those forefathers of ours who first settled this great land of grain and oil and gold.
Britain, out of which came the sturdy New England Puritans, and the hospitable old Southern Royalists, still has the glorious ancient Castle of Windsor, the centuries-old colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, the Tower of London and a hundred other centers of history.
France of the Mississippi Raft-men and New Orleans merchants still glories in the I^ouvre, Versailles and the beauteous chateaux and gay riviera of the South.
Holland, mother of "little old New York" still has its dikes, canals, fields of hyacinths and quaint old cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Italy, with all the glories of Rome, Naples and the Mediterranean. Germany of The Rhine Castles and the picturesque Black Forest.
Finally, Norway of the Fjords and waterfalls—these are but a few of the scenes which "The Old Country" of every American has to show to those sons and daughters who outgrew it, and sallied Westward to help find a more magnificent land.
And, to those who have never taken an ocean voyage, a crossing on one of the exquisite "Cabin" or One Class vessels of The Royal Mail, will be an experience to be remembered.
Comfort on deck, ensconced in a snug deck-chair with a cup of broth from the ever-attentive steward; comfort in the saloon with a tempting menu designed to satisfy the most ravenous of salt sea appetites.
Comfort in the smoking-room or the lounge with cards, music or entertaining fellow-travelers; finally the satisfaction of stretching your limbs in long walks and merry games of quoits, shuffleboards, and deck-tennis onboard spotless decks—no wonder the Royal Mail is known as "The Comfort Route!"
"The Old Country." It is well worth a visit. And after you have seen your own you will want to see other beauties of the old world—the Alps, the Pyramids, the Giant's Causeway and, even perhaps, the now wide-open gates of Jerusalem and the Holy Land—returning again by "The Comfort Route" with the resolve to repeat your travel holiday at the first opportunity.
Entrance Hall and Enquiry Office. Don't Worry -- Ask Us. GGA Image ID # 120cebf842
Social Hall. Entertainment and Good Company. GGA Image ID # 120d3bf7f1
Dining Saloon. Cuisine Unrivalled Anywhere. GGA Image ID # 120dab1c51
Ballroom on the Orduña and Orbita. Designed for Gaiety. GGA Image ID # 120dbeeb97
Smoking Room. Good as Your Club. GGA Image ID # 120dc310a9
Royal Mail Steamers "Orbita," "Orca," and "Orduña." Royal Mail Cabin Class Service to Europe. Southampton, Cherbourg, and Hamburg. GGA Image ID # 120ddaed1c
Stateroom -- Home Luxury at Sea. GGA Image ID # 120ddc7b07
Three-Berth Cabin Where Comfort is Assured. GGA Image ID # 120de611f5
Four-Berth Cabins Offer Space and Convenience. GGA Image ID # 120e350d47
A Gymnasium for Sport and Recreation. GGA Image ID # 120e4e22fc
Verandah Café -- A Favorite for Sunshine and Refreshments. GGA Image ID # 120e6a044d
The Promenade Deck is Designed for Exercise. GGA Image ID # 120e73f307
Royal Mail Passenger Services Between New York Cherbourg, Southampton, and Hamburg
- New York, Belfast, and Greenock
- North Pacific Coast Ports and the United Kingdom
- Halifax (N.S.), West Indies and British Guiana via Bermuda
- Southampton or Liverpool and Brazil and River Plate via France, Spain, Portugal, Madeira* and St. Vincent*
* From Southampton Only
- Publication Date: circa 1923
- Publisher: RMSP New York Office
- Printed in England
- Pages: 19
- Photographs: 12
- Dimensions: 18.5 cm x 24.5 cm