Accommodations to Automobiles - What to Know About Ocean Travel - 1924
The topics covered on this page include: Accommodations, Addresses, Adriatic, Airplane Services, American Line, Amusements, Animals and Birds, Antwerp, Arabic, Atlantic, Atlantic Transport Line, Automobiles
Book your passage for an ocean trip well in advance of departure. and book also for the return voyage. thus assuring yourself better quarters for that part of your journey than might be obtainable abroad, especially in the rush season. Reservations may be made on deposit of 2.5 percent of passage money, balance to be paid three weeks before sailing. (Sec also "Tickets").
Travelers are advised to leave their addresses with the company when booking passage; with the ship's purser when landing. and with their friends and their bankers when traveling. Address cards are provided at our ticket offices and on our steamers.
Largest of the White Star Line's famous " Big Four." plying between New York, Cobh and Liverpool; 21.541 tons gross; one of the twelve largest steamers in the world; noted for her graceful lines and steadiness. Length. 726 feet; breadth, 75 feet; twin screws. Carries first, second and third class passengers. Staterooms are large and airy. Public rooms commodious, the first class lounge—forward on the promenade deck —being one of the finest. Plunge tank, Turkish and electric baths and gymnasium. Cuisine and service are famous. Orchestra plays daily. In winter the Adriatic cruises to the Mediterranean. (See also "Cruises" and "Ships ").
Airplane services connect the principal European cities. There are four planes a day each way between Croyden (London) and Le Bourget (Paris). Other prominent services are the Brussels-London and Brussels-Paris, with daily planes. Thirty pounds of baggage allowed. Particulars at leading hotels.
Founded in 1871; oldest ttansatlantic line under the American flag; operates cabin and third class service between New York and Hamburg (jointly with White Star Line), with calls eastbound at Plymouth and Cherbourg; westbound direct. (See also "Ticket Offices" and "Ships ")
- Minnekanda 17,221 tons third class only
- Mongolia 13,638 tons cabin and third class
Must be boxed or caged before taken aboard ship for Europe. Arrange shipment with baggage master at piet. Rates: Dogs, $20 and up, transatlantic passage, or $12.50 and up on Panama-Pacific Line; cats, birds or other pets, $5 and up. Special quarters and care provided. Dogs are not allowed in stateroom, and can be taken into Great Britain only on permit from Board of Agriculture, London, obtained before shipment. A fee to ship's butcher for care of animals is customary.
Antwerp, Convenient Continental Gateway
On the River Scheldt, 48 miles from the sea; one of the principal gateways to Continental Europe. It is a quaint, bright, friendly city, famous for its Cathedral and museums. Direct express train connections with Brussels (40 minutes), Paris (less than 5 hours), and other travel centers. Antwerp is the eastern terminus of the Red Star Line; offices, 22 Rue des Peignes, (also for American Line). White Star Line offices, 36 Longue Rue Neuve, and 19 Rue des Tanneurs. (See also "Red Star Line," and map, above).
White Star Line; formerly well known as the Berlin of the North German Lloyd. One of the largest steamers to the Mediterranean; 16,786 tons gross; length, 590 feet; breadth, 70 feet; twin screws. Carries passengers in first, second and third class. Rooms fitted with beds and public rooms include music room and veranda cafe. White Star Line cuisine and service. Orchestta. (See also "Ships").
Routes across, see map
The Atlantic Transport Line operates a famous service between New York and London direct for first class passengers only. The original " Minne" ships, lost during the war, are being replaced with larger steamers named for their predecessors. Sailings are from Pier 58, North River, New York, and the King George V docks, London.
- Minnewaska 21,700 tons
- Minnetonka 21,700 tons
One outstanding feature of this service is the amount of space available to each passenger. While the vessels register 21,700 tons each, the number of passengers is limited 369. The entire deck space is available. and public rooms are spacious and luxurious. (See also "Minnewaska"). (See also "Ships").
Cars may be hired for touring Europe through any company office (see list, page 72) and will meet steamer by arrangement at Cherbourg, Plymouth, Southampton, Liverpool, London, Antwerp or Hamburg. Crating for transatlantic shipment will be done at New York by Red Star or White Star Line on application at 1 Broadway.
The Automobile Club of America offers service for members including crating, shipment, insurance, foreign licenses, etc., and has courtesy exchange agreements with touring clubs abroad. The Panama Pacific Line accepts cars uncrated, as baggage. For rates apply at company offices.
Hire: Cars may be hired anywhere in Europe by the kilometre, hour, day or month, with chauffeur. Five people may tour in a car nearly as cheaply and generally more satisfactorily than by rail. Good chauffeurs usually are available at ports and large towns. The rental on a large high class car in England or the Continent is about 40 cents a mile or $40 a day including gasoline, tires and service and lodging of chauffeur. A gratuity of 5 or 10 percent to chauffeur is customary.
Insurance on cars shipped should cover "all usual risks" on value of the car, tires, accessories, duty deposits, and shipping charges. International Traveling Pass does away with special driving licenses and registration in each country visited, and is good for nearly all countries of Europe.
Road Rules: In England and Scandinavian countries keep to the left; in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Holland and Belgium, keep to the right, except where local tules reverse the custom.
Tryptique: An owner requires a tryptique or certificate of deposit of customs duties before the car can enter a European country. One may be obtained from all countries to be visited on deposit with the Automobile Club of America for the highest duty assessed by any country to be entered. The document contains three vouchers, the first for entering, the second for leaving the country, and the third to be duly countersigned on two occasions for refund of duties. Tryptiques are usually valid for one year, and allow more than one entrance and egress within that period, but taxes are assessed for a continuous stay of more than three or four months.