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Brochure Cover, Passenger Service to and from Northern Europe by the Scandinavian American Line.

Brochure Cover, Passenger Service to and from Northern Europe by the Scandinavian American Line. Undated - 1920s. GGA Image ID # 11c97eb651

16-page brochure from Scandinavian-American Line is devoted to their cabin service to and from Northern Europe. It contains information for passengers about their fleet and cabin accommodation.

United Steamship Company of Copenhagen - Scandinavian - American Line -- Founded 1880. Royal Scandinavian and the United States Mail Service to and from Northern Europe. Direct Passenger Service Between New York to Christiansand, Oslo, Copenhagen. Frequent Service to and from Canada.

  • Four Fast, Modern, Twin-Screw Passenger Steamers
  • Regular Direct Communication Between Norway and Denmark with Quick Connections to and from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, and Other Baltic Countries
  • Through Bookings to and from All Principal Cities of Northern and Central Europe

The SS Frederik VIII of the Scandinavian American Line.

The SS Frederik VIII of the Scandinavian American Line. GGA Image ID # 11c97ffd57

Our Fleet of Steamships

No more popular passenger steamers sail the broad Atlantic than the splendid, modern twin-screw steamships of the Scandinavian-American Line maintaining a regular direct service between New York and Scandinavian ports.

"OSCAR II" "HELLIG OLAV" "UNITED STATES" each 515 feet long, 58 feet wide, 42 feet from keel to upper deck, built at the famous shipyards of Alexander Stephen & Sons, on the Clyde, and "FREDERIK VIII" 542 feet long, 62 feet wide, 42 feet from keel to upper deck, and built by the equally renowned Vulcan Ship Building Co. at Stettin.

The SS Frederik VIII 1914-1935.The Flagship of the Scandinavian American Line.

The SS Frederik VIII 1914-1935.The Flagship of the Scandinavian American Line. 11,850 Gross Tons, Twin Screw. Passenger Capacity: 100 First; 300 Second, and 950 Third Class. GGA Image ID # 11ca0183c7

The SS United States of the Scandinavian American Line 1903-1935.

The SS United States of the Scandinavian American Line 1903-1935. 10,095 Tons, Twin Screw. Passenger Capacity: 131 First, 76 Second, and 1,306 Steerage. GGA Image ID # 11ca322f0d

The SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line 1903-1934.

The SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line 1903-1934. 10,085 Tons, Twin Screw. Passenger Capacity: 130 First, 140 Second, and 900 Steerage. GGA Image ID # 11ca80a650

The SS Oscar II of the Scandinavian American Line 1901-1933.

The SS Oscar II of the Scandinavian American Line 1901-1933. 10,012 Tons, Twin Screw. Passenger Capacity: 130 First, 140 Second, and 900 Steerage. GGA Image ID # 11ca97ff3d

Designed and built expressly for the Scandinavian-American Line, these twin-screw steamers, constructed of steel throughout, are equipped with double cellular bottoms, watertight compartments, and bilge keels to insure maximum steadiness at sea. Gyroscope compass, wireless, and every obvious contrivance for safety, speed, and comfort, are equipment features.

By any of these steamers, passengers can reach the Scandinavian countries and neighboring Baltic ports with unrivaled ease and convenience.

To Northern Europe

The Trip of Trips

In all the world, there are no lands like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The nations of charm, romance, and tradition; of hospitality; of scenic grandeur; of sports and pastimes of the great outdoors. To the traveler seeking an ideal vacation realm; to the seeker after health and vigor; to the lover of the picturesque; to the hunter and fisherman—to all of you, these beautiful countries of the North extend a hearty invitation.

Scene on the Boat Deck of the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line.

Scene on the Boat Deck of the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line. GGA Image ID # 11cb18598c

And with the countless thousands who each year, cross the Atlantic, the Scandinavian-American Line continues to grow in favor. Travelers select the steamers of this line because of their extreme steadiness, their comfortable accommodations, and their high standard of service. And the route of this line grows in popularity as an excellent way to travel from New York to Europe.

Time of Voyage

The voyage occupies about 9 1/2, days, except on the steamer "Frederik VIII" which takes only 8 days, and it offers an attractive, quick, and comfortable way to travel, whether the ultimate destination is in Scandinavia or one of the adjacent continental countries.

Route and Passage

Route Map of the Scandinavian American Line. New York-Kristiansand-Oslo-Copenhagen.

Route Map of the Scandinavian American Line. New York-Kristiansand-Oslo-Copenhagen. GGA Image ID # 11cafc4dbf

Scandinavian-American Line steamers sail from the Company's dock in New York Harbor. (See Canadian agents for sailings from Canada.) The route takes the ships north of Scotland to Kristiansand, Norway, the first port of call. Then up the beautiful Oslo Fjord to Oslo, where sufficient time is allowed' to permit of short visits to the Norwegian Capital, and its environs.

(Tourists going to the North Cape to see the Midnight Sun, or to make the Fjord cruises, may stop over to see Southern Norway before proceeding. )

Passengers booked to Bergen receive free transportation from Oslo, via the world-famed scenic Oslo-Bergen Highland Railway.

Fast and comfortable trips can be made from Oslo by railway to Gothenburg, Stockholm, and by steamer from Stockholm to Finnish points.)

And finally, our steamers make an overnight run from Oslo to COPENHAGEN, Denmark. This home port is the ideal connection for the principal cities of Europe, and particularly those in Germany, Poland, and other Baltic countries.

For the sightseer on a pleasure cruise, and for the traveler who desires a combination of restful ease and rare enjoyment in his traveling, the facilities, and superiority of this route are many, and time-proven.

Our Cabin Service

THE photographs reproduced on here show the difficulty of conceiving more perfect accommodations than those provided on our ships.

"Frederik VIII" has First and Second Cabin Staterooms besides the unsurpassed Third Class. The First Cabin Staterooms (for one, two, three, or four passengers) are situated amid-ship on the four upper decks, and there are also two attractive suites of a sitting room, bedroom, and bath.

First Cabin Ladies' Saloon.

First Cabin Ladies' Saloon. GGA Image ID # 11cba68c36

The white and gold dining room, the charming music hall, ladies' saloon, library and writing room, a delightful veranda cafe, a dainty children's dining and playroom, ample deck spaces for recreation and play, also a darkroom for amateur photographers, round out the first cabin attractiveness of this popular ship.

First Cabin Lobby on the Frederik VIII.

First Cabin Lobby on the Frederik VIII. GGA Image ID # 11cbed5537

The Second Cabin Staterooms (for two, three or four passengers) are pleasantly located on the upper and saloon decks, the ladies' salons, writing rooms, lounges, smoking rooms, etc., are furnished in excellent taste.

First Cabin Smoking Room.

First Cabin Smoking Room. GGA Image ID # 11cc2aa6aa

"Oscar II," "United States," and "Hellig Olav" have a One-Cabin Service in addition to the excellent Third Class. Each steamer has an attractive Chambre-Deluxe on the promenade deck; staterooms of liberal size and well ventilated; two large cabin dining rooms, two elegant smoking rooms; charming and restful ladies' saloons, and a children's playroom equipped with miniature furniture and fittings.

Big roomy decks afford space for casual strolls, and for dancing to the music of an orchestra whose daily concerts are a delightful attraction.

The wireless telegraph service to all parts of the world makes possible a regularly published newspaper of the world's news, to supplement the ships' libraries.

Second Cabin Ladies' Room.

Second Cabin Ladies' Room. GGA Image ID # 11cc85dc1e

Each steamer carries a physician and trained nurse; and the photographers' darkroom, barbershops, and numerous baths are but a few of the conveniences provided.

The choicest delicacies and staple foods, from the markets of Europe and America, prepared by skilled chefs, afford a cuisine unrivaled by even the finest hotels.

This result of forty years' experience in culinary service is the pride of the Scandinavian-American Line.

First Cabin Dining Saloon.

First Cabin Dining Saloon. GGA Image ID # 11ccae8433

The Ships' Officers are experienced men, whose rare qualities as gentlemen and skilled navigators have done so much to win the friendship and confidence of many hundred thousands of travelers on our ships.

The Chief Steward's forces are schooled in courtesy, politeness, and the immaculate cleanliness that constitute our ideal of service. A trip on our steamers will give you a new conception of service—where the willingness and the ability to do are consummated in actual doing.

This smoking room so conveniently located on the Upper Promenade Deck is a favorite rendezvous throughout the voyage. Finished artistically in mahogany with paneling of root veneer and containing an inviting fireplace, the decorative scheme reflects the period of King Frederik the Sixth of Denmark. Several fine oil paintings lend additional distinction to the general atmosphere of comfort and ease.

Louis XVI Style Music Hall.

Louis XVI Style Music Hall. GGA Image ID # 11ccd4fc06

The white and gold dining room on "Frederik VIII" is a beautifully proportioned room surmounted by an enormous dome, occupying the full birch in the modern baroque style, distinctive in design width of the ship. It is furnished in warm golden and decoration.

The dining rooms on the "United States," "Hellig Olav" and "Oscar II" are similar I magnificent saloons with striking artistic walls of polished oak. The general quality of elegance and the elegant table furnishings and porcelain combine to produce dining rooms of unusual attractiveness and beauty.

Modern Comfort Photo Collage. The top picture is of a private suite sitting room, on “Frederik VIII.” On the left, a two-berth, cabin stateroom on “Heilig Olav” and “United States” is shown, with the Chambre-Deluxe on “Oscar II” at the right. The four berth room below is a second cabin stateroom on “Frederik VIII.” GGA Image ID # 11cdecb783

The general design of this Music Hall is that of the Louis XVI period. Finished in American Cherry, with a concert grand piano and furniture of the same wood. The walls are paneled with charming scenes of Danish life, done in oil by famous artists.

This same Louis XVI treatment is carried out in the Ladies Saloon, finished in Jamaica rosewood, and in the Library and Writing Room, which is in polished mahogany. Music Hall, First Cabin

Brochure Information

  • Published: Undated likely post WWI - the Early 1920s.
  • Pages: 16 Pages
  • Photographs: 38
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 23 cm
  • Note: The second part of the brochure (not digitized) consists of two pages each about the Countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (Scandinavia), and Continental Tours available from Copenhagen.
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