SS Columbus - Norddeutscher Lloyd Express - 1925
Front Cover, SS Columbus, Lloyd Express, 1925. GGA Image ID # 1e60eed800
SS COLUMBUS || Six Days De Luxe
A Liner for the Discriminating Traveler. The Columbus has speed, spaciousness, and a queenly service whose reputation is not only transatlantic but worldwide. She takes you to Europe in six days de luxe, carries her capacity without showing it, and has the last word in comfort, cuisine and convenience.
In size the Columbus ranks well up among the ocean giantesses of the century. It would be possible to produce impressive figures in connection with her measurements from waterline to top of foremast, with her gross registered tonnage, and with the dimensions of her keel, but the COLUMBUS has won her popularity through more tangible matter than statistics.
However, she is the third largest German liner afloat. Her size, together with the fact that her speed while great is not too strenuous,makes her one of the most comfortable of liners. Her enthusiastic clientele is made up of travelers who appreciate the real amenities of a transatlantic passage de luxe.
They recognize all those unobtrusive yet so significant features as the well selected vintages, the linens, the large, light and airy staterooms, the authenticity of the materials in the decoration, the cuisine.
The First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e61060df8
The Express Steamer SS Columbus of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Shown at Sea. GGA Image ID # 1e612abe2a
The COLUMBUS has a quiet, pleasant, well-mannered charm. She was made so that her beauty would last, for no great liner can be constructed for a short period of service. The COLUMBUS is more restful than spectacular.
She is perhaps the most homelike of all the great modern liners, which is just another way of saying that she is more like a large, exclusive club than a grand hotel. And that is the proper atmosphere for a passage . . .
The décor of the COLUMBUS is of that modernity which will be modern for many years to come ... Six days is a short enough time to spend in a passage to Europe, but it is long enough to make you appreciate (even without realizing it) the restfulness and simplicity of thoughtful surroundings.
First Class Grand Staircase on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e615268e9
First Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e615c4a66
First Class Writing Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e61670c46
First Class De Luxe Lounge on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e6221eb73
First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62ab9737
First Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62c0d4a4
First Class Stateroom Sitting Area on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62d356c4
Another View of a First Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID #
A liner is your constant habitation for the entire period of the voyage. You can only leave once you land, whether you like it or not. Passengers keep crossing on the COLUMBUS because they like it. For their sake, she cannot afford to be flashy or faddish.
She must seem just as lovely to them the fifth or fifteenth time as the first. And this is her distinction. Her speed, spaciousness, and service as a member of Lloyd Express need not be taken for granted.
On your first passage, you will be impressed by the ease with which she maintains her swift pace; you will feel the protection of her broad and lengthy promenades and the freedom of her widespread sports decks under the open sky - you will luxuriate in her beautiful lounges.
First Clas Promenade Deck on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62fb1360
You will find in her single and en suite staterooms the identical roominess which characterizes the whole interior scheme of the ship. You will appreciate the coziness of the large, high, and richly paneled smoking room.
This ocean panorama can be watched over your wine from the adjoining terrace. You will enjoy the brightness and airiness of the palatial dining salon almost as much as you will relish the superb cuisine 1er which the great room provides such an appropriate setting.
All the occasional rooms — the library, writing rooms, the gymnasium, the various shops, you will encounter just where they are most accessible and arranged so they can be most advantageously used, though all this should be true goes without saying.
First Class Gymnasium on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e630f939f
First Class Social Hall on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e633c153d
First Class Deck Scene Showing Young Couple Relaxing on Deck Chairs. GGA Image ID # 1e635041c9
North German Lloyd Service
SHIPS that flash and sparkle, day and night, as they course the deep blue oceans and bind five continents together with the key-and-anchor. Most glittering of all, the world's two fastest liners, the Bremen and Europa, and the swift Columbus in Lloyd Express, a weekly service of speed, gaiety, and comfort to England, France, and Germany.
Hospitable leisure-at-sea in Lloyd Cabin liners, headed by the Berlin, Stuttgart, General von Steuben, Dresden, with weekly sailings to England, Ireland, France, and Germany.
Cabin and cargo liners from Canada, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Gulf ports, Mexico, and the Pacific coast. Cruises that follow the trail of romance in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, and the glitter of northern seas in Summer.
You may stage your odyssey worldwide anytime with Lloyd's service as your host. And on all your journeys, you have the convenience of Lloyd Travelers' Checks.
Back Cover, SS Columbus - Lloyd Express, 1925 Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1e63666b4e