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Meals to Music on Shipboard - What to Know About Ocean Travel - 1924

Topics covered on this page include: Meals, Medical, Mediterranean, Megantic, Metric System, Minnekahda, Minnetonka, Minnewaska, Money, Mongolia, Montreal, Motion Picture Films, Motorcycles, Music on Shipboard.


On most ocean liners meals are served within stated hours. In first class, on the larger ships, breakfast usually is from 8 to 10, luncheon from 1 to 2, dinner from 7 to 8.30. In second cabin the meal hours are earlier. Service is table d'hôte, with a varied bill of fare. Special dishes may be obtained on request to second steward without extra charge. Meals served in rooms are ordered through room steward or stewardess.

The Majestic and Olympic have Parisian restaurants in addition to the regular dining rooms, with à la carte service at fixed prices. (See " Restaurants"). On the Belgenland of the Red Star Line the first class dining room service is entirely à la carte, without extra charge.


The surgeon is authorized to make customary charges for treating passengers at their request for any illness not originating on the voyage. In the case of illness contracted on the voyage no charge is made. Medicine is provided free under all circumstances.

Medical Inspection of incoming ocean travelers is required by all countries. Alien immigrants to the United States and Canada are inspected by company doctors before embarking at European ports. Inspection by health authorities at port of entry ordinarily is quickly over.


A regulat service between New York and Mediterranean ports is maintained by the White Star Line. (See also "Cruises" and "White Star Line").


The Megantic of the White Star-Dominion Line; one of the finest steamers carrying cabin passengers by St. Lawrence route to Liverpool. Also carries third class. Gross tonnage 14,878; length, 565 feet; breadth, 67 feet; twin screw. Spacious and attractive public tooms and state rooms in both classes; White Star cuisine and service; ample deck space. Orchestra.


In general use in Continental Europe. An easy guide for exchanging English and American units into metric units is: a litre is about a quart, a metre about a yard, and 500 grams about a pound. The exact equivalents are: 1 litre = 1.0567 liquid quarts (0.908 dty quarts); 1 metre = 39.37 inches; 500 grams = 17.635 ounces. To change miles to kilometres, multiply miles by 0.6.


American Line Ship; New York-Hamburg service; largest steamship carrying third class passengers only. A modern, powerful, attractive ship. Gross tonnage 17,221; length, 646 feet; breadth, 66 feet; triple screws. Attractive public rooms, large deck space, enclosed rooms for six or less. Band. Noted for good food and service. Stewards speak several languages. (See also "Ships").


Atlantic Transport liner, ready for service in May, 1924. A companion ship to the Minnewaska.


Atlantic Transport Line Ship, largest steamer running to London and the only one carrying first class passengers between New York and London direct. New 1923. Gross tonnage 21,700; length, 626 feet; breadth, 80 feet; twin screws; oil burner. Great breadth and large cargoes make this steamer one of the steadiest afloat. All passenger accommodations are in middle third of ship and on four upper decks.

Richly decorated public rooms and staterooms, some en suite with private sitting room and bath. Promenade deck given up entirely to public rooms. Special reception hall for dancing. More deck space per passenger than any steamer afloat. Unique for electrical equipment. Orchestra. Noted for excellent cuisine, service, and solid comfort. First class only. (See also "Ships").


Funds for your trip should be carried in the form of International Mercantile Marine Company Travelers Checks. For reserve funds we recommend our Letters of Credit which will be exchanged into Travelers Checks at any of our offices abroad.

Money Exchanged on Steamers: The purser is prepared to exchange a limited amount of English, Belgian, French or American money at rates that will be advised on application.

Money Paid on Board: Passengers are requested to ask for a receipt on the company's form for any additional passage money, chair or rug hire, or freight charges paid on board. Be careful to supply yourself with a quantity of small change of the country to be entered before entrance, for porters' fees, etc. (See also "Curtencies in Europe").


American Line Ship; New York-Hamburg service; gross tonnage 16,638; length, 616 feet; breadth, 65 feet; twin sctews; oil burner; noted for het steadiness. Cuisine unexcelled by any cabin steamer. Attractive public rooms and staterooms, many two-berth and connecting rooms, some with private bath.

All staterooms in the middle third of the steamer and on two upper decks. Band. Third class passengers have enclosed rooms for six or less, their own public tooms and good cuisine. Stewards speak several languages. Popular among German travelers. (See also "Ships").


On the lovely St. Lawrence River route; Canadian terminus of the White Star-Dominion Line's steamers, which run via Quebec to Liverpool. (See also "White Star-Dominion Line," "St. Lawrence Route").


Motion Picture Films are prohibited by government restrictions from being carried as baggage. They should be sent by freight, under special arrangements. Rates quoted.


Motorcycles are carried and for transatlantic ships must be crated, and transported at owner's risk. The tate is $25. The Panama Pacific Line accepts uncrated motorcycles as baggage.


Nearly all our liners carry orchestras, which play in the dining saloon, on deck, and for dancing. On steamers plying to German ports there are bands. (See also "Concerts" and "Dancing").


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