Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ: What are Seaposts?
Ocean Post Offices were operated on all of the important transatlantic lines. The postal clerks sort the mail at the sea Post Office while the vessel is on her voyage.
What are the best Cruise Lines to experience a voyage in a large ship?
One recurring question we receive is do we have any recommendations for taking a cruise on a modern cruise line that can help them experience some of the things that their ancestors encountered.
The Acadia was the first "ocean greyhound" brought out by the Cunard Line, which made her maiden voyage years ago. A comparison of her size and speed with those steamships that have subsequently made ''fast reputations" is fascinating.
In each class, there are rates for a single berth in a room having four berths, a single berth in a room having two berths, special rates for a space of two berths for one person and two persons, and graded rates in all classes for different situations of staterooms on the steamer.
Commonly used nautical and maritime terms in use during the age of the transatlantic steamship circa the early to mid-1900s. It is perfect for a quick answer without too much detail.
One of the principal causes of seasickness or physical discomfort during the voyage is the tendency among all passengers to overeat.
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