The Ocean Voyage on the City of Rome - 1894

The Anchor Line Steamer SS City of Rome, Outward Bound from New York.

The Anchor Line Steamer SS City of Rome, Outward Bound from New York. American Illustrated Magazine, June 1894. GGA Image ID # 1da82c2c3e

Start well on your trip to Europe. Select carefully the steamer that is to bear you across the water. Let not your whole outing: be spoiled by an uncomfortable voyage. Remember that the time spent on the ocean may be the most enjoyable or unpleasant of the trip, according to the vessel you take.

You will be sure to have a pleasant voyage, for few things conduce to the comfort and enjoyment of a traveler more than the knowledge that those in whose care he is temporarily committed are gentlemen.

Sail under the colors of a line that has established a reputation for courteous officers and servants. The Anchor Line has well earned such a reputation. Everyone who has sailed on the vessels of this famous line has a word of praise for the treatment received while aboard.

Mrs. Frank Leslie, whose considerable experience in ocean traveling fits her to speak authoritatively, states she has never met with more courteous and gentlemanly officers and servants than those found on the Anchor Line steamers.

The Anchor Line operates a fleet of forty magnificent vessels between New York and Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow, the Mediterranean ports, and India; from Glasgow to New York, Bombay, Calcutta, to the Mediterranean ports; from India to the Mediterranean ports, to London, to Liverpool, and New York. The value of these steamers exceeds $15,000,000.

The latest addition to the Anchor Line fleet is the City of Rome, running regularly between New York and Glasgow. It is n handsome steamship of 8,410 tons registered. As regards speed, comfort, safety, and general equipment, it has no superior among the "ocean greyhounds."

A writer in one of the leading Western daily papers says, "he has crossed on the Cunard. French and Inman Lines, but he was never on a boat that pleased him better than the City of Rome.

Passengers on the Anchor Line steamships are furnished with A liberal table, including all the season's delicacies. The dining saloon, music hall, ladies' boudoir, library, and gentlemen's smoking room are all located on the main and spar decks, near the center of the ship, and utilizing electric bells is in communication with the steward's department.

All are fitted up in the most elegant and luxurious style, with every regard to the comfort and convenience of passengers. The staterooms also are located on the main and spar decks. They are large, well-lighted, perfectly ventilated, and elegantly furnished.

Each steamer carries a duly qualified surgeon and experienced stewardesses and is provided with a piano, organ, and select library, including the latest guidebooks of European travel.

One does not need to hesitate about the line he will take in crossing the ocean. One thinks of the many advantages of the Anchor Line—the moderate rates, the comfortable vessels, and the splendid accommodations. The excellent table and the courteous treatment. And the hundred and one other advantages that the lack of space prevents mentioning here.

One may obtain sailing dates, descriptive circulars, and passenger and freight rates at Henderson Brothers' Bowling Green. New York City.

"The Ocean Voyage," in the American Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 6, June 1894: 761.

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