RMS Aquitania Archival Collection

 

The Cunard liner Aquitania is equipped with a complete Foamite system installment in her boiler room

The Cunard liner Aquitania is equipped with a complete Foamite system installment in her boiler room for the protection of passengers and crew against fire. The Fire foam system was adopted and installed on the Aquitania during her overhauling recently (1921), when she was converted from a coal to an oil burning steamship. GGA Image ID # 1420040933

 

 

Aquitania (1914) Cunard Line

Built by John Brown & Co., Ltd., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 45,647. Dimensions: 868' x 97' (901' o.l.). Quadruple-screw, 24 knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and four funnels. Fourth funnel was a dummy. From keel to boat deck measured 92 feet. Passengers: 597 first, 614 second, 2,052 third. Laid down in June 1911. Launched, April 23, 1913. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-New York, May 30, 1914. WW1 Service: Converted to an armed merchant cruiser in August 1914. Served as a hospital ship, 1915-19. She was later put in service as a troopship. Post WW1 Service: Returned to regular passenger service in June 1919, ports being Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. WW2 Service: From 1939 to 1948 was used as a troopship. Returned to Cunard Line service in May 1948. Final Voyage: Her final trans-Atlantic voyage was in November 1949. Fate: This outstanding luxury liner was broken up for scrap in the Gareloch in 1950. Note: She had crossed the Atlantic approximately 600 times.

 

RMS "Aquitania" – "The Ship Beautiful" - 1923

PALLADIAN LOUNGE, "A” DECK. Much artistic, antiquarian and historical interest is concentrated in this magnificently appointed apartment. It is almost impossible to realize that such a handsome room is existent on board an ocean-going liner.

THE HISTORICAL GALLERY with its large collection of interesting engraved portraits and topographical prints connects the Lounge with the

CAROLEAN SMOKING ROOM, “A” DECK, where the votaries of the Goddess Nicotine will find all the comfort of the most popular London and New York Club.

DRAWING ROOM, “A” DECK. The Drawing Room and Library in its exquisite beauty is worthy of the grace, lightness and delicacy which characterized the finest work of the Adam Brothers.

ARTISTS’ SUITES AND EN SUITE ROOMS. These rooms are situated on both “A” and “B" Decks. The art of three centuries is depicted in the former, named after Holbein, Velasquez, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney and Raeburn.

SALONS, “A” DECK. These are situated on “A" Deck, between the Main Staircase and the Lounge. They are treated in the Louis XVI. style, with large windows and graceful ornamentation. They contain pictures which are excellent reproductions of Hubert Robert.

GARDEN LOUNGES, “A” DECK. These command delightful views of the sea, and with their trellis work, evergreens, climbing ivy, and reed and willow furniture afford ideal spots for talk and tea.

LOUIS XVI RESTAURANT, ”D” DECK. The artistic features of this handsome and stately dining saloon rival those of the most famous restaurants of New York, London and Paris. The ensemble impressively demonstrates the success of the efforts made to give the ocean traveler dining facilities second to none on land or sea.

ELIZABETHAN GRILL ROOM, “D” DECK. The pleasures of a wonderful cuisine are enhanced in this apartment by the decorative treatment which emphasizes the beauties of early Jacobean art.

SWIMMING BATH AND GYMNASIUM, ”E” DECK. The minutest details of Olympia afloat provided in the Swimming Bath and Gymnasium ensure pleasant and varied exercise and healthy appetites for passengers.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 3 November 1923

 

Special Facilities & Features for Saloon Passengers - 1924

A LA CARTE MEALS. The Company have pleasure in directing the special attention of First-Class passengers to the à la carte service provided on Cunard steamers.

It is pointed out that passengers need not confine themselves to the ordinary Table d’Hôte menu, but by prior arrangement with the Chief Steward they may order any special dishes which they may desire without extra charge.

BARBER, LADY HAIRDRESSER AND LADY MANICURIST. The Saloon Barber’s Shop is located on "E" Deck forward of the Smoke Room. Hours of attendance, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, but for the convenience of passengers generally, the hours between 12 noon and 5:00 pm are set aside principally for haircutting and shampooing.

SWIMMING BATH. The Swimming Bath is situated on Deck “E,” starboard side, amidships. Ample dressing accommodation for bathers is provided.

The Bath is available for the use of passengers as follows:

  • Gentlemen: 6:00 am to 9:00 am, Free.
  • Children: 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Free.
  • Ladies: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Free
  • Mixed Bathing: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 2/6.
  • Gentlemen: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Free.

ELECTRIC AND HYGIENIC BATHS.These Baths, fitted with the latest equipment, are situated on Deck “K,” starboard side, entrance opposite Swimming Bath. Experienced attendants are in charge and are available by appointment. Tickets, 5s. 6d.

Tickets for Mixed Bathing and Electric Baths may be obtained at the Information Bureau, "D" Deck.

GYMNASIUM. The Gymnasium, supplied with modern appliances, is situated on Deck “E,” starboard side, forward of Swimming Bath, and is open for the use of passengers as follows:

  • Gentlemen: from 6:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Children: from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Ladies: from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Gentlemen: from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

No charge is made for the use of the Gymnasium.

Swedish Exercise Classes are held daily under a qualified Instructor:

  • Gentlemen: 7:30 am
  • Ladies:  11:00 am

CIGAR, BOOK AND CANDY KIOSK. A Kiosk is located in the Long Gallery on Deck “A” for the sale of Cigars, Books and Candy, and passengers will find a varied assortment of these articles available.

TOURIST AND INFORMATION BUREAU, located on “D” Deckstarboard side, near entrance to Restaurant.

BANKING, FOREIGN MONEY EXCHANGE. A branch of the Midland Bank Limited is situated on the port side of “D” Deck, near entrance to Restaurant, where passengers wishing to exchange money, or transact other banking business, will receive every facility and attention.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 26 July 1924

 

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Front Cover, RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 11 July 1914

1914-07-11 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 11 July 1914

Route: Liverpool to New York

Commander: Captain W. T. Turner, R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 25 June 1921 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

1921-06-25 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 25 June 1921

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain Sir James Charles

Notable Passengers included: William E. Carter, Lucille Polk Carter, Sir Edward Mackay Edgar, Charles Evans, Daniel P. Kingsford, Maurice E. McLoughlin, John Cleveland Osgood, Bernon S. Prentice, George Dunton Widener Jr., -- Widener's father and brother died on the Titanic, and the Carter's were survivors of the Titanic.

 

Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List - 12 August 1922.

1922-08-12 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon and Second Class

Date of Departure: 12 August 1922

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List - 3 November 1923.

1923-11-03 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 3 November 1923

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Second Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 18 June 1924 from New York to Southampton via Cherbourg.

1924-06-18 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 18 June 1924

Route: New York to Southampton via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R.

Total Second Class Passengers: 640

 

Back and Front Covers of a Saloon Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 26 July 1924 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

1924-07-26 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon

Date of Departure: 26 July 1924

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R.

 

List of Passengers aboard the Cunard Line RMS Aquitania November 1927

1927-11-26 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 26 November 1927

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain Sir James Charles

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List - 18 May 1929.

1929-05-18 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 18 May 1929

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 19 June 1929 from New York to Southampton via Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.

1929-06-19 SS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 19 June 1929

Route: New York to Southampton via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.

Notable Passengers: Members of the H J Heintz Family and John Ringling of the Ringling Bros. Circus.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 10 August 1929.

1929-08-10 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 10 August 1929

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain W. Prothero

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 31 August 1929.

1929-08-31 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 31 August 1929

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 29 January 1930.

1930-01-29 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 29 January 1930

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List - 5 April 1930.

1930-04-05 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 5 April 1930

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Second Class and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 18 July 1931.

1931-07-18 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class and Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 18 July 1931

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Covers, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Passenger List - 1 October 1932.

1932-10-01 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 1 October 1932

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain R. B. Irving, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 18 September 1935

1935-09-18 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 18 September 1935

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain R. V. Peel, R.D., Commodore, R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 26 August 1936 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

1936-08-26 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 26 August 1936

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain R. B. Irving, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 28 July 1937 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg.

1937-07-28 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 28 July 1937

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain R. B. IRVING, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Third Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 1 June 1938 from New York to Cherbourg via Southampton, Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.

1938-06-01 SS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Third Class

Date of Departure: 1 June 1938

Route: New York to Cherbourg via Southampton

Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 10 August 1938 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

1938-08-10 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin Class

Date of Departure: 10 August 1938

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Third Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 24 August 1938 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

1938-08-24 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Third Class

Date of Departure: 24 August 1938

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Third Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 7 September 1938 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg,

1938-09-07 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Third Class

Date of Departure: 7 September 1938

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 22 April 1939 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

1939-04-22 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 22 April 1939

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 17 May 1939 from New York to Southampton via Cherbourg

1939-05-17 SS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin Class

Date of Departure: 17 May 1939

Route: New York to Southampton via Cherbourg

Commander: Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Passenger List - 7 June 1939.

1939-06-07 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 7 June 1939

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R

 

Passenger List, RMS Aquitania, September 9, 1939

1939-09-09 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 9 September 1939

Route: Southampton to New York

Commander: Captain George Gibbons

Récapitulation: 387 Cabin, 464 Tourist Class, 774 Third Class, 1,625 Total Passengers, 795 Crew Members, 2,420 Souls on Board.

The RMS Aquitania left Southampton on one of the last passenger vessels to leave the UK before the start of WWII. Germany Declared War on Great Britain and France six days before the departure of this ship on 3 September 1939.

 

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Front Cover, Comparisons - RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited.

1914 - Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Comparisons

Aquitania made her maiden voyage from Liverpool on 30 May 1914.

This brochure was one of many published in 1914 to exalt the size of the ship and accommodations available. Many comparisons were made with well-known US structures of that era.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations Brochure. Undated, Circa Late 1920s

1920s - Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations

Tourist Third Cabin replaced the old Third Class on the Cunard Steamships.

The refinished accommodations attracted students, professors, young business people, and bargain-hunters filling the cabins left mostly empty from the decline of the immigrant trade.

This is a photo journal of the accommodations found in the new Tourist Third Cabin class. Ships Featured: Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Caronia and Carmania, Laconia, Samaria, Scythia, Tuscania, and Lancastria.

 

Front Cover, Going Abroad via Cunard and Anchor Lines, 1923, Brochure No. A&P 20154-23.

Going Abroad via Cunard and Anchor Lines - 1923

Excellent brochure from 1923 provides numerous photographs, the majority interior views of the many steamships in the fleets of the Cunard and Anchor Lines.

Ships covered include Albania, Aquitania, Assyria, Berengaria, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Mauretania, Samaria, Saxonia, Scythia, Tuscania, Tyrrhenia, and "A" Class Ships.

Additional features included Cold Buffets, Assorted Staterooms, and a large format Map of "Strange Lands and Foreign Ports Reached by Cunard and Anchor Passenger Services."

 

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Front Side of a Vintage Luncheon Menu Card from 27 June 1921 on board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line.

1921-06-27 RMS Aquitania Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare Card from 27 June 1921 on board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line featured Fillets of Codfish—Bercy, Boiled Leg of Mutton Caper Sauce, and Rice Pudding for dessert.

Cunard Line Republic of France Emblem appeared on the reverse side.

 

Children's Party Menu, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania, 1924

1924-10-01 RMS Aquitania Children's Party Menu

Very rare Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 1 October 1924, for a Children's Party on board the Steamship Aquitania.

Although it didn't state the class, we suspect that it was for Cabin Class passengers.

 

Front Cover of a Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from 7 November 1933 on board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line.

1933-11-07 RMS Aquitania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 7 November 1933 on board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line.

Featured Entrées Included Boiled Codfish -- Oyster Sauce, Croquettes of Veal and Ham, and Plum Pudding for dessert.

Two Pages of autographs accompanied this Menu.

 

Front Cover, RMS Aquitania Farewell Dinner Menu - 23 September 1935

1935-09-23 RMS Aquitania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 23 September 1935 on board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line.

Featured Entrées Included Supreme of Brill - Vin Blanc, Veal Pöjarskies, and Plum Pudding -- Brandy Sauce for dessert. The Bill of Fare included autographs and great graphics and lyrics for the song "Auld Lang Syne."

 

Kosher Luncheon Menu, RMS Aquitania, Cunard Line, 8 July 1936

1936-07-08 RMS Aquitania Kosher Luncheon Menu

Strictly Kosher Lunch Bill of Fare from the RMS Aquitania for Wednesday, 8 July 1936. Bill of Fare featured Baked Fresh Haddock, Omelette Portugaise and Frankfurters with Sauerkraut.

 

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Front Cover, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British and American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924.

1924-08-21 Cunard Line Charity Program - RMS Aquitania

Program of Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Institutions Held on Board the RMS Aquitania in the Second Class Dining Room on Thursday, 21 August 1924 at 9:15 pm.

Mr. William Ryan, Chairman; Commodore Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R. (Rtd.), Captain.

 

Front Cover, Events Program for a September 1929 Voyage of the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line.

1929-09 Program of Events - RMS Aquitania

Program of Entertainment Events onboard the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line. Covers Monday through Thursday during a Voyage in September 1929.

The program includes the names of passengers on the Entertainment Committee. Primary activities include Deck Tennis, Shuffleboard, Bullboard, Bridge, Ping-Pong, Horse Racing, and Dancing.

 

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Postcard of the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, ca 1920s. Tonnage 45,650.

Postcard of the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, ca 1920s. Tonnage 45,650. GGA Image ID # 1d78cac1e2

 

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Title Page, RMS Aquitania Saloon and Second Class Passenger List, 25 June 1921.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Saloon and Second Class Passenger List, 25 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1f16a39387

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Cabin Passenger List, 12 August 1922.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Cabin Passenger List, 12 August 1922. GGA Image ID # 1f16b5d311

 

Senior Officers and Staff. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924.

Senior Officers and Staff. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20ae9a8bf7

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 26 November 1927.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f16b004a9

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List, 18 May 1929.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List, 18 May 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f16f1e398

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List, 19 June 1929.

Title Page, RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List, 19 June 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f16fc6770

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 31 August 1929.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 31 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f17260227

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 29 January 1930.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 29 January 1930. GGA Image ID # 1f173c8cca

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List, 5 April 1930.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania First Class Passenger List, 5 April 1930. GGA Image ID # 1f173ee9db

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Second Class and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 18 July 1931.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Second Class and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 18 July 1931. GGA Image ID # 1f175e142b

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Tourist Class Passenger List, 1 October 1932.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Tourist Class Passenger List, 1 October 1932. GGA Image ID # 1f179bedcc

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937.

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937. GGA Image ID # 20bf11d545

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Third Class Passenger List, 1 June 1938.

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Third Class Passenger List, 1 June 1938. GGA Image ID # 1f17a23bf3

 

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Tourist Class Passenger List, 7 June 1939.

Title Page, RMS Aquitania Tourist Class Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1f17edaf44

 

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Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937.

Senior Officers and Staff, RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937. GGA Image ID # 20bfa2ab17

 

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Disembarkation of Passengers at Cherbourg. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 25 June 1921.

Disembarkation of Passengers at Cherbourg. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 25 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 20ab8086ff

 

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Important Notice: The Following Changes Have Been Made in the Aquitania Sailings from New York.

Important Notice: The Following Changes Have Been Made in the Aquitania Sailings from New York: Tuesday, July 21, 4 P. M. Tuesday, August 25, 4 P. M. Tuesday, September 15, 4 P. M. Cunard Line Services 1914 Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1f7a39194e

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 12 August 1922 to 7 November 1922.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 12 August 1922 to 7 November 1922. Ships Included the Aquitania, Berengaria, Caronia, Mauretania, and Saxonia. RMS Laconia Passenger List, 24 August 1922. GGA Image ID # 1e9b0b592b

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 25 March 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 25 March 1924. Ships Included the Aquitania, Berengaria, Laconia, Mauretania, Saxonia, and Tyrrhenia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 15 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 20aa911fd7

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and London-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 1 December 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and London-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 1 December 1923. Ships Included the Albania, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Saxonia, and Scythia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 15 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 20aabdb22c

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 October 1923 to 25 March 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 October 1923 to 25 March 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Laconia, Mauretania, Saxonia, and Tyrrhenia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 22 October 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f19fa1211

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from the US and Canadian Ports to European Ports, from 18 June 1924 to 3 September 1924.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from the US and Canadian Ports to European Ports, from 18 June 1924 to 3 September 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Assyria, Athenia, Ausonia, Berengaria, California, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Cassandra, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Lancastria, Mauretania, Samaria, Saturnia, Saxonia, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20aea275f3

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from European Ports to Canadian and US Ports, from 19 June 1924 to 26 August 1924.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from European Ports to Canadian and US Ports, from 19 June 1924 to 26 August 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Assyria, Athenia, Ausonia, Berengaria, California, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Cassandra, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Lancastria, Mauretania, Samaria, Saturnia, Saxonia, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20aeac371f

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 3 May 1925 to 8 October 1925.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 3 May 1925 to 8 October 1925. Ships Included the Albania, Aquitania, Berengaria, Lancastria, Mauretania, Saxonia, and Scythia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 24 May 1925. GGA Image ID # 20ab1b7a1d

 

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 August 1925 to 3 February 1926.

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 August 1925 to 3 February 1926. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Caronia, Lancastria, and Mauretania. RMS Alaunia Passenger List, 21 August 1925. GGA Image ID # 1dfef4697b

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 19 November 1927 to 7 July 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 19 November 1927 to 7 July 1928. Ships Included the Aquitania, Berengaria, Carinthia, and Mauretania. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e111c01c6

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 21 April 1928 to 7 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 21 April 1928 to 7 November 1928. Ships Included the Aquitania, Berengaria, and Mauretania. RMS Ausonia Cabin Passenger List, 4 May 1928. GGA Image ID # 20a6348c6d

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 15 September 1928 to 29 May 1929.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 15 September 1928 to 29 May 1929. Ships Included the Aquitania, Berengaria, Carinthia, and Mauretania. RMS Ausonia Cabin Passenger List from 29 September 1928. GGA Image ID # 20a896b0cf

 

Westbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 2 February 1935.

Westbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 2 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3159e0ee

 

Eastbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 14 February 1935.

Eastbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 14 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Doric, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3178f51a

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from Liverpool or Southampton to Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal via Belfast, Cherbourg, Greenock, Galway, or Le Havre, from 24 July 1924 to 7 October 1924.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from Liverpool or Southampton to Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal via Belfast, Cherbourg, Greenock, Galway, or Le Havre, from 24 July 1924 to 7 October 1924. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 24 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1eccbb8952

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, from Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal to Glasgow, Liverpool, London, or Soutampton via Belfast, Cherbourg, Cobh, Galway, Greenock, Le Havre, or Plymouth, from 24 July 1936 to 7 October 1936.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, from Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal to Glasgow, Liverpool, London, or Soutampton via Belfast, Cherbourg, Cobh, Galway, Greenock, Le Havre, or Plymouth, from 24 July 1936 to 7 October 1936. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 24 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1ecd389488

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aquitania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937. GGA Image ID # 20bfda234f

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aquitania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937. GGA Image ID # 20bfdeea90

 

Cunard White Star Westbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937.

Cunard White Star Westbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937. Ships Include the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. GGA Image ID # 1db7e0cf97

 

Cunard White Star Eastbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937.

Cunard White Star Eastbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937. Ships Include the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. GGA Image ID # 1db80746e8

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939.

Westbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aquitania, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Mauretania, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e141a92c5

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Mauretania, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e1424c50b

 

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Cunard Line Map of New Express Route, New York to London and Continent (Direct) via Fishguard.

Cunard Line Map of New Express Route, New York to London and Continent (Direct) via Fishguard. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 11 July 1914. GGA Image ID # 1e1093760d

 

Cunard Atlantic Track Chart - RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 18 May 1929.

Cunard Atlantic Track Chart - RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 18 May 1929. GGA Image ID # 12f74175a1. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Minimum Rates of Passage, First Class, Second Cabin, or Third Class.

Minimum Rates of Passage, First Class, Second Cabin, or Third Class. Ships Included the Aquitania, Lusitania, Maruetania, Campania, Caronia, Carmania, Franconia, Laconia, Ivernia, Saxonia, Andania, Alaunia, Ascania, Ultonia, Ausonia, Carpathia, and Pannonia. Cunard Line Services 1914 Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1f7949ddf9

 

Sailing Schedule, New York - Liverpool Service, from 7 April 1914 to 6 January 1915.

Sailing Schedule, New York - Liverpool Service, from 7 April 1914 to 6 January 1915. Ships Included the Aquitania, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Lusitania, and Mauretania. Cunard Line Services 1914 Broncure. GGA Image ID # 1f79a02dae. Click for Larger Image.

 

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Information for Passengers - 11 July 1914

The "AQUITANIA" carries an orchestra of highly-trained musicians, which will play at the undermentioned times and places:

  • 10:00 to 11:00 am ... Second Class Dining Saloon.
  • 1:00 to 2-10:00 pm ... First Class Dining Saloon.
  • 9:30 to 4:00 pm ... Second Class Dining Saloon.
  • 7:10 to 8:45:00 pm ... First Class Dining Saloon.
  • 9:00 to 10:00 pm ... First Class Drawing Room.

MEALS will be served in the Saloon at the following times :—

Breakfast at 8:00 am; Luncheon 1:00 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm

The Bar and Smoking Room will be closed at 11:00 pm

Seats at Table.—Applications may be made at any of the Chief Offices in advance or to the Second Cabin Steward on board the steamer on day of sailing.

Divine Service on Sunday at 10:30 am

Baggage.—Passengers are recommended to insure their Baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with Contract Ticket. All enquiries regarding Baggage on board ship should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Valuables.—The Company is not responsible for theft if valuables or money are kept in the Staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and a receipt will be given on the Company's form. As no charge is made for carriage the Company can not accept any responsibility for loss or damage, however arising, but passengers can protect themselves by insurance.

Passengers should obtain a receipt on the Company's form for any additional Passage Money or Freight paid on board.

Notice.—Passengers are informed that Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on Atlantic Steamers, and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

Exchange of Money.—The Purser is authorized to exchange money at the following rates. He will give American money for English at $4.80 to the pound sterling and English money for U.S. Currency at £1 sterling for $4.95.

The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for treating any passengers at their request for any illness not originating on board the ship. In the case of sickness contracted on board no charge will be made and medicine will be provided free.

Dogs —Passengers are notified that dogs cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has previously been procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms of license must be obtained by direct application to the Department before the dog is taken on board.

Arrivals at New York.—Passengers are landed at the Company's Piers, 53 to 56, North River. Foot of West 14th Street, where railway tickets can be purchased and baggage checked to any part of the United States and Canada. After landing, passengers should enquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

When any of the Company's steamers arrive at the Pier after 8:00 pm, passengers have the option of remaining on board over night and landing after breakfast the following morning.

Public Telephones.—Telephone service with booths and operator in attendance will be found near the Customs Lines on the New York wharf.

Taxicabs and Carriages.—These can be hired at the New York Piers.

Fishguard.—See Special Notice, " Express Route," &c.

Arrivals at Liverpool.—Time of Landing Passengers.— When any of the Company's steamers arrive alongside the Liverpool Landing Stage after 8:00 pm it is optional for the passengers to go on shore that night. In the event, however, of their remaining on board, they will be landed after breakfast the following morning, either at the stage or in dock as circumstances may make desirable.

When the vessel reaches the river but does not come alongside the Stage, to prevent inconvenience and to meet emergencies, any passengers desirous of disembarking will, on arrival of the steamer, be landed, with hand baggage only, by tender, provided that the Purser is advised before leaving Queenstown or Fishguard of the passenger's wish to do so. Notice will be placed in the Companionway on arrival at Queenstown or Fishguard advising passengers of anticipated arrival at Liverpool, and arrangements for landing.

Chairs and Rugs may be Hired at a Cost of 4/- (or $1) each on application to the Deck Steward.

Each Rug is contained in a sealed cardboard box, and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use, are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

All Cunard Steamers in the Liverpool, New York, Boston and Canadian Services and in the New York-Mediterranean Service carry Orchestras of professional musicians, which play at appointed times and according to requirements.

A stenographer and typist is on board for the convenience of passengers, and is prepared to attend promptly to all work required. The office is situated on the boat deck.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 11 July 1914

 

Information for Passengers - 25 June 1921

CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired at a cost of 7/6 (or $1.50) each, on application to the Deck Steward. Each Rug is cont.ained in a sealed cardboard box, and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rug.

At the end of each voyage, the rug which have been in use, are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

PAYMENTS.—Passengers should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company’s form for any additional Passage Money. Rugs. Chairs, Excess Baggage, Freight, etc., paid on board.

NOTICE.—Passengers are informed that Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on At'lantic Steamers, and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

LIBRARIES.-In addition to a library ot standard literature "Harrods” Library of up-to-date books is available for the use of passengers.

ARRIVALS AT CHERBOURG.—Under normal conditions passengers are landed by tender up to 1. pm, but if the ship arrives later they will disembark after breakfast next morning.

ARRIVALS AT SOUTHAMPTON.—Passengers will be landed up to 8:00 pm If the ship berths later passengers will disembark next morning after breakfast.

A Special Train will be despatched to London (Waterloo Station) as soon as possible after landing, the journey occupying about 1.5 hours.

It is notified for the information of passengers that the Cunard Company employ at Southampton the necessary labour for transfer of baggage from the steamer to the special trains at the ship's side for London.

Passengers on arrival will find representatives of well-known firms in the shed alongside the steamer, and if their special services are utilized for the handling of baggage they are authorise to charge according to tariff.

TOURIST AND INFORMATION BUREAU, located on "D" deck—starboard side, near entrance to Restaurant.

BANKING—FOREIGN MONEY EXCHANGE. —The Cunard Steam Ship Company Limited have arranged with the London Joint City and Midland Bank Limited, to establish a branch of their Bank on board the RMS “Aquitania."

The Office in question is situated on the port side of "D" Deck, near the enfrance to Restaurant.

Passengers wishing to exchange money, or transact other banking business, will receive every facility and attention.

ARRIVALS AT LIVERPOOL-TIME OF LANDING PASSENGERS.—Under normal renditions when any of the Company’s steamers arrive alongside the Liverpool Land؛ng Stage after 8:00 pm it is optional for the passengers to go on shore that night.

In the event, however, of their remaining on board, they will be landed after breakfast the following morning either at the Stage or in dock as circumstances permit.

In the same way when the vessel reaches the river but does not come alongside the Stage, to prevent inconvenience and to meet emergencies, any passengers desirous of disembarking will. on arrival of the steamer, be landed, with hand baggage only, by tender.

The "AQUITANIA” carries an orchestra of professional musicians, which will play at the undermentioned times and places:

  • 10:00 to 11:00 am: Second Class Dining Saloon.
  • 1:00 to 2:10:00 pm: First Class Dining Saloon.
  • 9:30 to 4:00 pm: Second Class Dining Saloon.
  • 7:10 to 8:45:00 pm: First Class Dining Saloon.
  • 9:00 to 10:00 pm: First Class Drawing Room.

DISEMBARKATION OF PASSENGERS AT CHERBOURG.

Hand-baggage is carried irom the steamer to the tender by the stewards. Passengers are informed that from the time their hand-baggage is on the tender, they are solely responsible for it, and they must see that it is passed through the Cusroms and placed on the special train in their carriage.

All hand-baggage not claimed on the tender or left in the Customs is collected and included with registered baggage for Paris. For these packages there is a charge of Fcs. 20.00 per package, Cherbourg—Paris.

Passengers are advised that the Cunard fompany cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by neglect on the part of passengers not claiming their hand-baggage on the tender.

All baggage registered in New York for Cherbourg only, if not claimed at the port is forwarded direct to Paris, a charge of Fcs. 20.00 per package being made irrespective of size or weight. (Heavy nailed case or bulky packages will be charged as freight).

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 25 June 1921

 

Information for Passengers - 3 November 1923

MEALS will be served at the following times in the Second Class Dining Saloon:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 am and 8:30 am
  • Luncheon: 12 noon and 1:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm

RETURN ACCOMMODATION. For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from the United States to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements, the Purser will be pleased to radio New York office for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will consequently save them time and trouble in New York.

AEROPLANE RESERVATIONS. Seats can also be arranged for Aeroplane Services from London or Manchester to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, etc., also from Cherbourg to Paris. Applications should be made to the Purser.

Ocean letters are accepted for transmission to a vessel proceeding in an opposite direction. They will be forwarded to destination by registered post from first port of call of the vessel after reception.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 3 November 1923

 

Information for Passengers - 26 July 1924

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired at a cost of 6/6 (or  $1.50) each, on application to the Deck Steward. Each Rug is contained in a sealed cardboard box. and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

WARDROBE TRUNKS. The attention of passengers is called to the fact that, owing to the size of wardrobe trunks, it is not always possible to have these placed in an accessible position in passengers’ Staterooms.

BAGGAGE COLLECTION IN LONDON. For the convenience of passengers residing in hotels and private residence in London within the four miles radius of Charing Cross and proceeding to Southampton for embarkation, arrangements have now been made for collecting, storing, and delivery of baggage direct to the steamer at the following rates : 4s. 6d. per large package,  2s. 6d. per small package,  which includes cost of cartage, porterage and rail carriage through to steamer side. An additional charge is made for storage in London at the rate of is. per package irrespective of size per month.

Passengers desirous of taking full advantage of this facility should notify the Cunard Line, 26-27, Cockspur Street, London, S.W.1, of the exact number of packages they require to be collected and the complete address of their hotel or private residence.

At time of collection a uniformed representative will be in attendance, to check the baggage and present a duplicate of same for the owner.

It is important that all packages be ready by noon on day of collection.

TAXICABS can be hired at the New York Piers. It is suggested to passengers for their own protection that taxicabs of the Yellow Taxi Corporation, which come within our pier gates, afford comfort and protection as regards baggage, etc., and reasonable rates.

TOURIST DEPARTMENT. A Department is maintained at each of the Cunard Company’s American and Canadian Offices where accurate information and helpful assistance relative to travel in the United States and throughout the world is at the disposal of patrons.

ARRIVALS AT CHERBOURG. Under normal conditions passengers are landed by tender up to 10:00 pm, but if the ship arrives later, they will disembark after breakfast the next morning.

In the event of the steamer not being able to land passengers sufficiently early to allow of their reaching Paris before the early hours of the following morning, there is at Cherbourg a comfortable hotel, the Casino, which can accommodate anyone who wishes to stay overnight in Cherbourg, and .travel to Paris during the daytime. The Purser can arrange reservations by wireless.

Hand-baggage is carried from the steamer to the tender by the stewards. Passengers are informed that from the time their hand-baggage is on the tender, they are solely responsible for it, and they must see that it is passed through the Customs and placed in their carriage on the special train.

All hand-baggage not claimed on the tender or left in the Customs is collected and included with registered baggage for Paris. For these packages there is a charge of Fcs. 25.00 per package. CherbourgParis.

Passengers are advised that the Cunard Company cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by neglect on the part of passengers not claiming their hand-baggage on the tender.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 26 July 1924

 

Information for Passengers - 18 May 1929

MEALS will be served at the following times in the First-Class Dining Saloon:

  • Breakfast: from 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Luncheon: from 1 to 2.30 p.m.
  • Dinner: from 7 p.m.

The Bars in the First Class will not be open later than midnight, but it is within the discretion of the Commander to close them during the voyage at any time should he consider this course desirable.

RESTAURANT SERVICE. —The Company especially desires to bring to the notice of its Patrons this Restaurant Service, and recommends that full advantage be taken of the wide selection offered.

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired at a cost of 6/3 (or $1.50) each, on application to the Deck Steward. Each Rug is contained in a sealed cardboard box, and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

DECK CHAIR CUSHIONS. —A limited supply of cushions, with loose covers, for deck chairs is available at a cost of 4/2 (or $1) each for the voyage.

THE SURGEON is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Commander.

LIBRARIES. — In addition to a library of Standard Works, a special selection of up-to-date literature is available for the use of passengers.

PORT HOLES. —Passengers should request their Bedroom Stewards to open and close the port holes in the Staterooms, as required. It is dangerous for passengers to handle these themselves.

BAGGAGE. —With a view to avoiding leakage and resultant damage, passengers are requested not to carry liquids in their baggage.

BARBER, LADIES’ HAIRDRESSER AND LADY MANICURIST. —The First Class Barber’s Shop is located on "B" Deck opposite the after stairway. Hours of attendance, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but for the convenience of passengers generally, the hours between noon and 5 p.m. are set aside principally for haircutting and shampooing.

The following charges have been authorized:

LADIES

  • Marcel Waving : 4/-
  • Waving and Curling: 5/-
  • Tinting: 30/-
  • Cutting and Singeing: 3/6
  • Shampoo, ordinary: 4/6
  • Shampoo Special, Henna, Camomile Tar: from 7/6
  • Facial Massage, Hand: 4/-
  • Facial Massage, Vibro: 5/-
  • Facial Massage, High Frequency: 7/6
  • Scalp Massage, Hand, Vibro, High Frequency: 7/6
  • Hairometer Treatment: 21 /-
  • Manicure:  4/-
  • Chiropody: 5/-

GENTLEMEN

  • Shaving: 1/- 
  • Hairdressing: 1/6    
  • Shampooing: 1/6
  • Singeing: 1/-
  • Face Massage: 2/- 
  • Scalp Massage: 2/-
  • Tonic Dressing: 6d.
  • Manicure: 4/-
  • Chiropody: 5/-

SWIMMING BATH. —The Swimming Bath is situated on Deck “E” starboard side, amidships. Ample dressing accommodation for bathers is provided.

The Bath is available for the use of passengers as follows :

  • Ladies: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Free.
  • Gentlemen: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Free.
  • Children: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Free.
  • Mixed Bathing: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 2/6.

GYMNASIUM. —The Gymnasium, supplied with modern appliances, is situated on Deck “E,” starboard side, forward of Swimming Bath, and is open for the use of passengers as follows:

  • Ladies: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
  • Gentlemen: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Children: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

No charge is made for the use of the Gymnasium.

Swedish Exercise Classes are held daily under a qualified Instructor:

  • Gentlemen: 7-30 a.m.
  • Ladies: 11-.00 a.m.

WIRELESS BUREAU, located on “A” Deck, opposite the after stairway.

CIGAR, BOOK AND CANDY KIOSK. —A Kiosk is located in the Long Gallery on Deck “A” for the sale of Cigars, Books and Candy, and passengers will find a varied assortment of these articles available.

THE DAILY MAIL ATLANTIC EDITION, giving the latest news by Wireless and the closing prices on the London and New York Stock Exchanges, is published on board daily. The paper will be delivered each morning to the passenger’s stateroom if an order is given to the Bedroom Steward.

CASH ON DELIVERY - PARCELS.— Passengers are requested to note that the Company do not undertake to accept delivery of parcels in Great Britain and Northern Ireland if the value of the contents is to be paid on delivery unless prior arrangements are made with the Company for the amount to be paid.

DOGS AND CATS. —Passengers are notified that dogs and cats cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has previously been procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms of license must be obtained by direct application to the Department before the dog or cat is taken on Board. Dogs and cats are carried at owner’s risk, rate being from £4 and £1 respectively, payable to the Purser.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS. —Passengers are informed that Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on Atlantic Steamers, and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

RETURN ACCOMMODATION. —For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from the United States to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements, the Purser will be pleased to radio New York or Boston office for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will consequently save them time and trouble in New York.

ARRIVALS AT NEW YORK. —Passengers are lauded at the Company’s Piers, 53 to 56, North River, foot of West 14th Street, where railway tickets can be purchased, and baggage checked to any part of the United States and Canada. After landing, passengers should enquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

When any of the Company's steamers arrive at the Pier after 8 p.m., passengers have the option of remaining on board overnight and landing after breakfast the following morning.

LANDING CARDS-NEW YORK. -Before leaving the vessel the holder must present landing card to the U.S. Immigrant Inspector for endorsement.

AIR SERVICE FROM NEW YORK.—Passengers landing at New York and wishing to reach their destinations as quickly as possible, can make use of the Airplane Service operated by the Curtiss Flying Service Inc., Operating Company for the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company Inc., Garden City. New York.

Passengers can be picked up at the dock either by car or by amphibian, taken to the nearest flying field, and from there by air to their destination.

Radiotelegrams reserving machines from the Curtiss Company will be accepted at the Wireless Office without prepayment of charges.

Further particulars including rates can be obtained from the Purser.

ARRIVALS AT CHERBOURG. —Under normal conditions passengers are landed by tender up to 10p.m., but if the ship arrives later, they will disembark after breakfast next morning.

In the event of the steamer not being able to land passengers sufficiently early to allow of their reaching Paris before the early hours of the following morning, there is at Cherbourg a comfortable hotel, the Casino, which can accommodate anyone who wishes to stay overnight in Cherbourg, and travel to Paris during the daytime. The Purser can arrange reservations by wireless.

All hand-baggage not claimed on the tender or left in the Customs is collected and included with registered baggage for Paris. For these packages there is a charge of Fcs. 40.00 per package, Cherbourg—Paris.

All baggage registered in New York for Cherbourg only if not claimed at the port is forwarded direct to Paris, a charge of Fcs. 40.00 per package being made irrespective of size or weight. (Heavy nailed case or bulky packages will be charged as freight.)

ARRIVALS AT SOUTHAMPTON. — Passengers will be landed up to 8 p.m. If the ship berths later passengers will disembark next morning after breakfast.

In connection with the arrivals of the "Berengaria” and "Aquitania" only, a Special Train will be dispatched to London (Waterloo Station) as soon as possible after landing, the journey occupying about 1 ¾ hours. Passengers wishing to travel First Class on the Special Trains are requested to make early application to the Purser for seats to be reserved, and are strongly recommended to purchase their rail tickets at the Purser’s Office on board, as failure to do this may result in delay and inconvenience to the passenger.

It is notified for the information of passengers that the Cunard Company employ at Southampton the necessary labor for transfer of baggage from the steamer to the special trains at the ship's side for London.

Passengers on arrival will find representatives of well-known firms in the shed alongside the steamer, and if their special services are utilized for the handling of baggage they are authorized to charge according to tariff.

CUSTOMS.—The following is a list of the principal articles which are subject to duty on being brought into the United Kingdom, and the smallest quantities should be declared to the Customs Authorities :—Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, Wines, Liqueurs, Spirits, Perfumery, Sugar and Goods containing Sugar, Silk and Artificial Silk, Lace and Embroidery, Musical Instruments, Gramophones and Gramophone Records, Clocks, Watches. Cameras, Field and Opera Glasses, etc. Reprints of Copyright Books and Music are subject to confiscation.

AUTOMOBILE TOURS ON THE CONTINENT.—The Company’s Offices at Paris and Cherbourg are in a position to make arrangements for the hire of Cars to meet steamers at Cherbourg, and take passengers on long or short Tours, or direct to their destinations.

Pursers will be glad to give passengers particulars of rates of hire and any other information that they may desire.

THEATRE TICKETS. — Arrangements have been made with Messrs. Keith, Prowse & Co., Ltd., the well-known Theatre Agents, whereby passengers travelling per Cunard Express Steamers may book on board ship, seats at any of the leading Theatres in London.

Full particulars as to Plays and prices can be obtained from the Purser, at whose office plans of the Theatres can be seen.

AEROPLANE RESERVATIONS.—Seats can be arranged for Aeroplane Services from London (Croydon) to Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Basle, Zurich, Hamburg, Berlin, etc., in connection with Imperial Airways, and also from Cherbourg to Paris in conjunction with Messrs. Compagnie Aerienne Française.

Application for the above should be made to the Purser, who keeps tariffs, time tables and other information.

BAGGAGE-COLLECTION IN LONDON.—For the convenience of Westbound First Class passengers residing in London within the two-mile radius of Charing Cross and proceeding to Southampton to embark on the "Aquitania,” “Berengaria” or “Mauretania”, arrangements have now been made for collecting, storing, and delivery of baggage direct to the steamer at the following rates: (5s. 0d. per large package) and (2s. 6d. per small package), which includes cost of cartage, porterage and rail carriage through to steamer side. An additional charge is made for storage in London at the rate of 1s. per package irrespective of size per month.

Passengers desirous of taking full advantage of this facility should notify the Cunard Line, 26-27, Cockspur Street, London S.W. 1, of the exact number of packages they require to be collected and the complete address of their hotel or private residence.

At time of collection a uniformed representative will be in attendance, to check the baggage and present a duplicate of same for the owner. It is important that all packages be ready by noon on day of collection.

BAGGAGE. — Westbound passengers proceeding from London to Southampton by special trains will pay to The Southern Railway at Waterloo Station, London, any ocean excess baggage charges due.

Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket.

All enquiries regarding baggage on board ship should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs' Baggage Room, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers on the Railway.

This vessel is equipped with special up-to-date Wireless Apparatus which enables passengers to keep in constant touch with their friends or business houses throughout the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.

Wireless Letters are sent by Radio to Cunard and certain other ships passing in an opposite direction for forwarding to their destinations by either ordinary mail, air mail, express delivery, or as Night Letter Telegrams, on arrival at their first port of call.

The “AQUITANIA " carries an orchestra of professional musicians, which will play at the undermentioned times and places:

  • 1-15 to 2-15 p.m.: First Class Dining Saloon
  • 4-00 to 4-45 p.m.: First Class Lounge - Afternoon Tea or Garden Lounge - Thé Dansant
  • 7-15 to 8-15 p.m.: First Class Dining Saloon
  • 9-00 to 9-45 p m.: First Class Lounge
  • 10-00 to 11-30 p.m.:  Garden Lounge—Dancing.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 18 May 1929

 

Information for Passengers - 19 June 1929

London Theatre Tickets. For the convenience of passengers, arrangements have been completed with Messrs. Keith Prowse & Co.. Ltd., the well-known ticket agents, whereby theatre tickets for various London theatrical productions can be secured on board. Full particulars regarding plays and prices may be obtained from the Purser who also has theatre plans on hand.

Cunarder Magazine—The Company publishes at New York a monthly magazine devoted to travel and known as "The Cunarder.” Copies may be obtained from the Library Steward. Annual subscription, one dollar. Subscriptions should be addressed to the Company’s office, 25 Broadway, New York.

"Drive Your Own Car in Europe”—Passengers’ automobiles can be carried in Cunard ships at reasonable rates. The Company will handle all details, including crating, duties, customs, permits, plates, licenses, foreign club dues, maps, etc. A booklet giving all the particulars of this service may be obtained from the Purser or at any Cunard office.

Cunard Travelers’ Cheques are payable throughout the world and are honored by hotels, banks, and stores in payment of accounts. Owing to the system of signing and countersigning with the purchaser's signature, the checks, if lost, are valueless to whoever may find them. Neatly bound in a wallet in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100, they constitute, from the point of view of convenience and safety, an ideal method of carrying funds.

Tourist Department—A Department is maintained at the Cunard Company’s Offices where accurate information and helpful assistance relative to travel throughout the world is at the disposal of patrons.

Cruises in season are offered to the West Indies, Pacific Coast, South America, etc.

Through Bookings to the Near East, India, Australasia, the Far East, South America and South Africa can be arranged for passengers travelling via the Cunard Line to England or the Continent, there connecting with steamers of other lines. Particulars and rates will be gladly quoted at any of the Company's offices.

Cunard Baggage Insurance—A certificate of Cunard Insurance that will cover passengers’ baggage everywhere can be secured from any Cunard Office or responsible agent.

Public Telephones—The steamer is equipped with a telephone, conveniently located, which may be used by passengers until disconnected (without notice) a few minutes before departure.

Arrivals at Cherbourg—Under normal conditions passengers are landed by tender up to 10 p.m., but if the ship arrives later they will disembark after breakfast next morning.

  • In the event of passengers not being able to land sufficiently early to reach Paris before the following morning, there is a comfortable hotel, The Casino, which can accommodate anyone who wishes to stay overnight at Cherbourg, and travel to Paris during the daytime. The Purser can arrange reservations by wireless.
  • Passengers disembarking at Cherbourg, who intend traveling beyond Paris, are particularly requested to see that their baggage is properly labeled for destination. Under no circumstances should "Paris’' labels be placed on such baggage as delay in forwarding as well as loss may result therefrom.
  • Passengers who are traveling to European States cast of France, who may have already secured their ticket for sleeping cars, trains dc luxe or express trains from Paris onward, are reminded that their heavy baggage, which is checked to Paris, should be passed through the Customs at Cherbourg. This will avoid any possible inconvenience in making connections from Paris, as on arrival at the Gare St. Lazare in Paris, they can obtain their baggage with a minimum of delay.
  • The Cunard Company maintains porter service at Cherbourg to facilitate the handling of passengers’ baggage. The transfer of baggage from the steamer to the train is free of charge, passengers are not obliged to pay, or give gratuities, for this service.
  • All hand-baggage not claimed on the tender or left in the customs is forwarded free of charge to Paris.

Tickets, Cherbourg-Paris Passengers without rail tickets can purchase them at the Purser's Office on board or at the Company's office in the wailing room at Cherbourg through which they pass after clearing Customs.

Delivery of Eastbound First Class Passengers’ Baggage to Domicile in Paris—Facilities are now available on board the Express Service steamers for Eastbound First Class passengers landing at Cherbourg to check their baggage on board the steamer through to their destination in Paris, at a charge of $1.00 per package.

Arrivals at Southampton—Passengers will be landed up to 8 p.m.

If the ship berths later, passengers will disembark next morning after breakfast.

In connection with the arrivals of the Berengaria and Aquitania only, a special train will be dispatched to London (Waterloo Station) as soon as possible after landing; the journey occupying about 1 3/4 hours. Passengers wishing to travel First Class on the special trains, are recommended to purchase their Rail Tickets at the Purser's Office.

Passengers are informed that the Cunard Company employs at Southampton the necessary labor for transfer of baggage from the steamer to the special trains at the ship's side for London.

Passengers on arrival will find representatives of well-known firms in the shed alongside the steamer and if their special services are utilized for the handing of baggage they are authorized to charge according to tariff.

Port of Liverpool—Under normal conditions when any of the Company’s steamers arrive alongside the Liverpool Landing Stage after 7 p.m., it is optional for the passengers to go on shore that night. In the event, however, of their remaining on board, they will be landed after breakfast the following morning cither at the Stage or in dock as circumstances permit.

In the same way when the vessel reaches the river, but does not come alongside the Stage, to prevent inconvenience and to meet emergencies, any passengers desirous of disembarking will, on arrival of the steamer, be landed, with hand-baggage only, by tender.

Baggage Collection in London—For the convenience of First Class passengers residing in London within the two-mile radius of Charing Cross and proceeding to Southampton to embark on the "Aquitania," "Berengaria" or "Mauretania,” arrangements have now been made for collecting, storing, and delivery of baggage direct to the steamer at the following rates:

5s. Od. per large package; 2s. 6d. per small package, which includes cost of cartage, porterage and rail carriage through to steamer side. An additional charge is made for storage in London at the rate of Is. per package irrespective of size per month.

Passengers desirous of taking full advantage of this facility should notify the Cunard Line, 26-27, Cockspur Street, London, S.W.l, of the exact number of packages they require to be collected and the complete address of their hotel or private residence. At time of collection a uniformed representative will be in attendance, to check the baggage and present a duplicate of same for the owner. It is important that all packages be ready by noon on day of collection.

Ocean Excess Baggage Charges—Westbound passengers proceeding from London to Southampton will pay to The Southern Railway at Waterloo Station, London, any ocean excess baggage charges due.

Arrivals at New York—Passengers are landed at the Company's Piers, 53 to 56, North River, Foot of West 14th Street, where railway tickets can be purchased, and baggage checked to any part of the United States and Canada. Passengers should inquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

Air Service from New York—Passengers landing from our steamers at New York and wishing to reach their destinations as quickly as possible can make use of the airplane service operated by the Curtiss Flying Service, Inc., operating company for the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company, Inc., Garden City, N. Y.

Passengers can be picked up at the dock either by car or by amphibian, taken to the nearest flying field and from there by air to their destination. Further particulars, including rates, can be obtained from the Purser.

Articles Which are Allowed Free Entry—The following paragraphs from the United States Tariff Law of 1909 enumerate the articles which passengers can take into the United States free of duty:—

  • Paragraph 520.—Books, libraries, usual and reasonable furniture, and similar household effects of persons or families from foreign countries, all the foregoing if actually used abroad by them not less than one year, and not intended for any other persons or person, nor for sale.
  • Paragraph 656.—Professional books, implements, instruments, and tools of trade, occupation or employment, in the actual possession at the time of arrival, of persons immigrating to the United States.
  • Paragraph 709.—Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects of persons arriving in the United States; but this exemption shall only include such articles as actually accompany and are in the use of, and as are necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons, for the immediate purposes of the journey and present comfort and convenience, and shall not be held to apply to merchandise or articles intended for other persons or for sale. Provided—That in case of residents of the United States returning from abroad, all wearing apparel and other personal effects taken by them out of the United States to foreign countries shall be admitted free of duty without regard to their value, upon their identity being established, under appropriate rules and regulations to be prescribed by the secretary of the Treasury, but no more than one hundred dollars in value of articles purchased abroad by such residents of the United States shall be admitted free of duty upon their return.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 19 June 1929

 

Information for Passengers - 10 August 1929

Meals will be served at the following times in the Tourist Third Cabin Dining Saloon :-

When 1 sitting :

  • Breakfast 8:00 am
  • Luncheon 1:00 pm
  • Dinner 7:00 pm

When 2 sittings :

  • Breakfast 7:30 am and 8:30 am
  • Luncheon 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
  • Dinner 6:30 pm and 7-30 p.m

Seats at Table.—Application should be made to the Tourist Third Cabin Steward, on day of sailing.

U.S. Services.—Standard wooden deck chairs 4/2 or $1.

Canvas chairs and stools 2/6 or 6o cents.

Canadian Services.—Standard chairs 3/– or 75 cents.

Canvas chairs and stools 2/6 or 6o cents.

Application for these should be made to the Tourist Third Cabin Deck Steward.

Rugs are also available for hire at a cost of 2/6 (60 cents). Each Rug is contained in a sealed cardboard box, and bears a serial number worked into the material so that Passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Commander, to First Class, Cabin, Second Class and Tourist Third Cabin Passengers.

Landing Cards.—Tourist Third Cabin Passengers will be handed Landing Cards by the Purser of the steamer prior to disembarkation at New York.

Before leaving the vessel Passengers are called upon to present these Landing Cards to the United States Immigrant Inspector for endorsement.

Interchangeability of Return Tickets.—Furness Line return passenger tickets are interchangeable on Cunard Line steamers, and similarly Cunard Line return passenger tickets with Furness Line, any difference in rates being adjusted with the Carrying Line.

Arrivals at New York. — Passengers are landed at the Company's Piers, 53 to 56, North River, foot of West 14th Street, where railway tickets can be purchased and baggage checked to any part of the United States and Canada. After landing, Passengers should enquire at the Mail desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

When any of the Company's steamers arrive at the Pier after 8:00 pm, Passengers have the option of remaining on board over night and landing after breakfast the following morning.

Arrivals at Quebec and Montreal.—Examination of Tourist Third Cabin Passengers takes place at Quebec or on board the steamer.

On arrival at Montreal the Customs are in attendance at the Dock, together with Representatives of the Railway Companies, and Passengers destined to interior points holding rail orders, exchange such orders for actual Rail tickets, pass the Customs and check their baggage through to destination.

Passengers booked to inland points are transferred in the Transfer Company's vehicles from the Dock to the Railway Stations.

In the event of the steamer docking at Montreal too late in the evening for Passengers to make connections with the night trains, they may remain on bog,rd overnight and disembark at 7:00 a.m. next morning.

Public Telephones.—Telephone service with booths and operator in attendance will be found near the Customs Lines on the New York Wharf and on the Company's Wharfs at Quebec and Montreal.

Canadian Customs' Requirements.—The attention of Passengers bound for Canada is drawn to the following notice relating to the Canadian Customs' Requirements at Canadian ports.

Residents of Canada—Are required to declare to the Customs Officer at Port of Landing in Canada, all articles purchased or obtained abroad whether as gifts or otherwise. Failure to declare goods leaves same liable to seizure.

All goods, whether liable to duty or not, are required to be presented for Customs examination, and Passengers are warned when in doubt as to whether or not an article is liable to duty, it should be produced for examination by the Customs Officer.

Tourists' Outfits.—Temporary Admission-Persons visiting Canada for a limited period of time, for health or pleasure, may bring with them such articles of tourists' outfits or sportsmen's equipment as they may require while in Canada for their own use and not for gain or hire, upon reporting same to the Customs Officer at the Canadian frontier port of entry, subject to departmental regulations."

The Customs Officer may require all packages of baggage to be opened for his examination; and responsibility for opening, unpacking and repacking the packages rests with the passenger or his agent.

Bribery. Any person giving, offering or promising any bribe, recompense, reward or tip to an Officer is liable to severe penalties.

Through Baggage.--Passengers en route to destinations outside of Canada may have their checked baggage forwarded " In Bond " to a frontier port under Customs Manifest without examination of same by a Customs Officer.

Samples.—(Such as carried by commercial travelers, are required to be delivered to the Customs Officer for entry purpose, and invoice or statement in detail showing the price—wholesale, of each sample as sold for home consumption, such invoice or statement should be attested to by the traveller.)

Settlers' Effects. — (Free, if actually in use for six months before removal to Canada, but are required to be produced upon landing to Customs Officer for examination and entry. )

Special Trains.—Cherbourg—Paris.—Reservations of seats on the special train from Cherbourg to Paris can be arranged at the Purser's Office.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 10 August 1929

 

Information for Passengers - 5 April 1930

APPROXIMATE LIGHTS AND DISTANCES (Miles)

From Southampton to:

  • Nab Tower: 24
  • Cherbourg: 90
  • From Cherbourg To Bishop Rock: 190
  • From Bishop Rock to Plymouth: 97
  • From Plymouth to Cherbourg: 106

From Liverpool (Rock Light) To:

  • Bar Light Vessel: 13
  • Skerries: 60
  • Roches Point : 235
  • Daunts Rock Light Vessel : 239
  • Fastnet: 293

From Boston To:

  • Nantucket: 166
  • Ambrose Channel Light Vessel: 360
  • From Nantucket Light Vessel To Ambrose Channel Light Vessel: 196
  • From Ambrose Channel Light Vessel To New York: 22

SEASONAL TRACKS

FASTNET TO AMBROSE CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL.

  • TRACK "A” : 2,896 miles.
  • TRACK "B": 2,855 miles.
  • TRACK "C”: 2,783 miles.

BISHOP ROCK TO AMBROSE CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL.

  • TRACK “A”: 3,004 miles.
  • TRACK "B”: 2,966 miles.
  • TRACK "C”: 2,906 miles.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 5 April 1930

 

Information for Passengers - 18 September 1935

AUTOMOBILES. In order to facilitate Customs Clearance uncrated automobiles must be included on the U.S. Declaration Form.

CATERING. Passengers are invited to advise the Tourist Steward of their preference in the matter of diet and cooking and they can be assured of every attention being given to their wishes. Cooks of various nationalities are included in the kitchen personnel.

CHEQUES. Passengers are respectfully advised that the Purser cannot accept private cheques.

DIVINE SERVICE is held each Sunday at 11:00 am in one of the Public Rooms.

There are frequent celebrations of Mass, according to the Roman Catholic Rite, fully equipped altars being available, and facilities being placed at the disposal of Priests traveling in the ship.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS. Passengers are earnestly requested to exercise care in disposing of cigar and cigarette ends and matches, and to make use of the receptacles provided for the purpose in the different parts of the ship, in view of the serious consequences which can arise from carelessness in this respect. Throwing lighted cigarettes, etc., overboard should also be avoided.

FIRE AND LIFEBOAT STATIONS. Passengers are earnestly requested to acquaint themselves with the notice in the staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations.

IMPORTATION OF LIQUOR. A considerable quantity of liquor imported in the baggage of passengers is purchased “in bond” at a price below the regular market value of the country of purchase, and for that reason attention is called to the fact by the Collector, U.S. Customs Service, that the above market value must be ascertained and declared by the passenger instead of the price actually paid.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS. The Purser will furnish passengers with a small card, detailing the landing arrangements, before arrival.

ROTARIANS traveling by this ship are invited to inspect the Rotary Register at the Purser’s office and subscribe their name? The Purser will be glad, providing circumstances permit, to arrange an informal Rotary Luncheon during the voyage.

STEWARDS SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Stewards speaking a number of European languages are available for the convenience of passengers and may be identified by the badge worn on the lapel of their coat bearing the flag of the country the language of which they speak.

A REGISTERED NURSE is on board, whose services are available as necessary under the direction of the ship's Surgeon.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 18 September 1935

 

Information for Passengers - 26 August 1936

RADIO RECEIVERS AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS.

Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship’s electrical supply circuits without official approval, applications for which should be made to the Purser. Passengers using loud speakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow passengers.

RADIO TELEPHONE SERVICE. Passengers can speak from the ship to Great Britain, France. Germany, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, and to the United States and Canada.

DEPARTURE FROM AMERICA—U.S. SAILING PERMIT.

All passengers other than U.S. citizens require to obtain a sailing permit or income tax clearance prior to departure from the United States. This document can be obtained without difficulty from the Collector of Internal Revenue in each district, or on personal application, with passport and passage ticket a day or two before sailing, at Room 131, U.S. Custom House, foot of Broadway, New York City.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 26 August 1936

 

Information for Passengers - 10 August 1938

PASSENGERS’ MAIL. Inward and Outward Steamers.

Passengers expecting urgent letters or telegrams should notify the Purser’s Office. For the convenience of passengers, telegrams and postal matter are received aboard and distributed but without any responsibility whatsoever on the part of Cunard White Star Limited for non-delivery, mis-delivery or delay.

Mail received for passengers addressed care of our New York office is assembled in readiness for distribution to passengers immediately on arrival, and when leaving the ship at New York passengers are requested to enquire for mail at the mail desk, which is located on the quay side.

It will assist the system of delivery if letters are endorsed prominently in the top left-hand corner “ Passengers’ Mail ” and addressed care of Cunard White Star at port of departure or arrival and also bear the following particulars:

  • Name of passenger (in full)
  • Class of Travel (Inward or Outward) Passenger per (name of ship)
  • Date of departure or arrival.

RADIO TELEPHONE SERVICE. Passengers can speak from this ship to practically any part of the world.

Rates per call of Three minutes or less

  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland: £1-16-0
  • New York: $9.00

Each extra minute.

  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 12/-
  • New York: $3.00

The above rates are increased when the vessel is more than half way across the Atlantic, the rate to Great Britain being £3-12-0 (three minutes) plus £1 - 4-0 each extra minute in the case of a westbound ship, and $18.00 (three minutes) plus $6.00 each extra minute to New York when the vessel is eastbound.

TAXICABS are no longer permitted by the New York City Authorities to enter any City pier properties for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers or baggage. The taxicab facilities heretofore provided on arrival day inside the pier are, therefore, no longer available. Passengers desiring taxicabs upon arrival at New York are now required to go outside the pier and make their own transportation arrangements.

Passengers are warned against using the services of unauthorized porters and baggage transfer men outside the pier gates in New York. Reliable baggage transfer men are available inside the piers. Authorized porters wear “ Cunard White Star ” blouses which are numbered.

TRAVEL INFORMATION. The Pursers office is at the disposal of passengers for furnishing detailed information concerning steamer, rail or air connections and arrangements can be made for tickets and reservations to be obtained.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 10 August 1938

 

Information for Passengers - 22 April 1939

Morning Soup and Afternoon Tea will be served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Purser or ship’s Baggage Master.

Customs Examination. All articles liable to Customs duty must be declared. Any passenger who is in doubt should see the Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest information available.

On arrival baggage will be grouped alphabetically in Customs shed for examination. To help the passing and claiming of baggage passengers should have one of the Company's labels, bearing the initial letter of their surname, affixed to each piece. The bedroom stewards have a supply of these labels and will affix them prior to landing.

It is for passengers themselves to see that all their baggage is passed by the Customs authorities on landing, and they are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs shed, otherwise delay and extra charges for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers directly from the ship.

DECK CHAIRS, CUSHIONS AND RUGS are available for hire and can be obtained through the Deck Steward at the price of 5/- each article.  (Each rug is contained in a sealed envelope and bears a serial number worked into the material, thus enabling passengers to identify their own rugs).

VALETING SERVICE. A Clothes Pressing Room, in charge of an expert attendant, is provided and work of this kind will be carried out for passengers at the following charges:

GENTLEMEN

  • Lounge and Dress Suits: 2s. 6d.
  • Lounge and Dress Coats: 1s. 3d.
  • Trousers and Breeches Overcoats—heavy: 1s. 3d.
  • Trousers and Breeches Overcoats—light: 2s. 3d.

LADIES

  • Suits, Costumes, Coats, Frocks or Dresses: 2s. 6d.
  • Dress Coats and Plain Cloaks: 2s. 6d.
  • Skirts: 1s. 3d.
  • Special charges for Garments—Velvet. Silk or pleated Fancy Dress. Blouses, and Scarves.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 22 April 1939

 

Information for Passengers - 17 May 1939

Importation of Typewriters and Wireless Sets Into France. Passengers importing typewriters and wireless sets into France for their own use are warned that the entry of these articles is subject to certain restrictions and Customs Duty.

The Customs Authorities at the French ports will not pass Wireless Sets and Typewriters with passengers who are proceeding by the special trains to Paris and the articles must consequently go forward as registered baggage to Paris, at the passengers' expense, i.e.: $2.00 from Cherbourg and $1.50 from Havre.

So far as concern Wireless Sets, after arrival at the French Port, it is necessary to obtain a Certificate of Importation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris. It is, therefore to passengers' advantage to pack their typewriters and wireless sets in their registered baggage and to declare same on arrival in Paris.

RADIO RECEIVERS AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS. Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship's electrical supply circuits without official approval, application for which should be made to the Purser. Passengers using loud speakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow passengers.

Source: RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 17 May 1939

 

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Wireless Telegraphy Service, 1914.

Wireless Telegraphy Service, 1914. All the Cunard Steamers are fitted with the Marconi System of Wireless Telegraphy, and the Marconi International Marine Communication Company Limited operates the Wireless Service on this ship. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 11 July 1914. GGA Image ID # 1f1666b41f

 

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Institutions Benefiting from Aid, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924.

Institutions Benefiting from Aid, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924. GGA Image ID # 12a061199f

 

RMS Aquitania Orchestra Concert Times and Places, Approximate Lights and Distances, and Season Tracks, 18 May 1929.

RMS Aquitania Orchestra Concert Times and Places, Approximate Lights and Distances, and Season Tracks, 18 May 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e11fcdad3

 

Nautical Terms, Abaft to Crow's Nest.

Nautical Terms, Abaft to Crow's Nest. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 1 June 1938. GGA Image ID # 1e126974b6

 

Nautical Terms, Davits to Lead.

Nautical Terms, Davits to Lead. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 1 June 1938. GGA Image ID # 1e12ffe641

 

Nautical Terms, Lee of Leeward to Sailing Vessels.

Nautical Terms, Lee of Leeward to Sailing Vessels. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 1 June 1938. GGA Image ID # 1e13032766

 

Nautical Terms, Scending to Yards.

Nautical Terms, Scending to Yards. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 1 June 1938. GGA Image ID # 1e131a284d

 

Coat of Arms for the RMS Aquitania (1914) of the Cunard Line.

Coat of Arms for the RMS Aquitania (1914) of the Cunard Line. GGA Image ID # 1d34071e2e

 

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Time at Sea and Recovery of U.S. Head Tax. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 18 May 1929.

Time at Sea and Recovery of U.S. Head Tax. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 18 May 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e125526df

 

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RMS Aquitania Painting, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Class Passenger List - 26 August 1936.

RMS Aquitania Painting, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Class Passenger List - 26 August 1936. GGA Image ID # 16d544334f

 

Painting of the RMS Aquitania, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List - 10 August 1938.

Color Painting of the RMS Aquitania, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List - 10 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 16cacbd237

 

These "In Side-Out Side" Rooms on the Aquitania Owe Their Direct Ventilation to High Windows That Open Out on the Deck Above.

These "In Side-Out Side" Rooms on the Aquitania Owe Their Direct Ventilation to High Windows That Open Out on the Deck Above. The Windows, of Course, Are Controlled from the Staterooms, Allowing You to Regulate the Ventilation at Your Will, Just as Though You Had a Room with a Porthole. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bd0ff9352

 

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The Cunard Liners RMS Aquitania and RMS Mauretania (right), Photographed in Southampton Piers During the Early 1920s.

The Cunard Liners RMS Aquitania and RMS Mauretania (right), Photographed in Southampton Piers During the Early 1920s. In the background, Visible on the Left, is the White Star Liner RMS Olympic. Photo by Francis Godolphin Osbourne Stuart. GGA Image ID # 1e14340bf3

 

Tourist Third Cabin Dining Room on the Aquitania

Tourist Third Cabin Dining Room on the Aquitania. Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 1191347961

 

Tourist Third Cabin Smoking Room on the Aquitania

Tourist Third Cabin Smoking Room on the Aquitania. Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 11916ad833

 

RMS Aquitania First Class Lounge, circa 1921.

RMS Aquitania First Class Lounge, circa 1921. GGA Image ID # 1e1458b8f9

 

First Class Grand Entrance on the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

First Class Grand Entrance on the RMS Aquitania, 1914. GGA Image ID # 1e148c6fb5

 

Another View of the First Class Grand Entrace on the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

Another View of the First Class Grand Entrace on the RMS Aquitania, 1914. GGA Image ID # 1e148ee17e

 

First Class Adam Drawing Room on the Promenade Deck of the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

First Class Adam Drawing Room on the Promenade Deck of the RMS Aquitania, 1914. The Image Is a View from the Starboard Side, Looking Forward, with the Writing Section in the Foreground. GGA Image ID # 1e16ddf8eb

 

First Class Promenade on the RMS Aquitania, Port Side of B Deck, 1914.

First Class Promenade on the RMS Aquitania, Port Side of B Deck, 1914. View Looking Forward Towards the Sheltered Part of the Deck. GGA Image ID # 1e15478f3d

 

First Class Sheltered Promenade Deck of the RMS Aquitania on the Port Side of the Bridge Deck, 1914.

First Class Sheltered Promenade Deck of the RMS Aquitania on the Port Side of the Bridge Deck, 1914. The Raised Terrace on the Inboard Side Gave Passengers in Deckchairs a Better View of the Sea. The Design Also Incorporated Small Windows for Admitting Light and Air to the Inner Cabins Below. Chalk Markings on the Deck Indicate That Varnishing Work Is in Progress. GGA Image ID # 1e154baf68

 

First Class Gainsborough Suite Dining Room on the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

First Class Gainsborough Suite Dining Room on the RMS Aquitania, 1914. The Dining Room in the Gainsborough Suite (B55) Is Located in the First Class Section on the Starboard Side of the Bridge Deck (B Deck). A Print of Gainsborough Dupont's Portrait of Lady Mulgrave Is Visible on the Right. GGA Image ID # 1e160bb26f

 

First Class Rembrandt Suite (B155) on the Starboard Side of the Bridge Deck, 1914.

First Class Rembrandt Suite (B155) on the Starboard Side of the Bridge Deck, 1914. A Reproduction of the Portrait of Baartje Martens Is Visible on the Wall. The Original Painting Is at the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. GGA Image ID # 1e16b6e980

 

First Class Pantry Still Room on the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

First Class Pantry Still Room on the RMS Aquitania, 1914. View Looking Aft Towards the First Class Galley. Kitchen Equipment Supplied by Henry Wilson & Company, Ltd., Liverpool. It Includes Coffee Machines, Toasters, and Automatic Egg Boilers. GGA Image ID # 1e14c90fa4

 

Central Area of the Second Class Drawing Room on the Bridge Deck of the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

Central Area of the Second Class Drawing Room on the Bridge Deck of the RMS Aquitania, 1914. The Second Class Drawing Room, Shown Looking Aft, Was Decorated in the Neoclassical Style and Incorporated Scrolling Acanthus Leaves and Griffins. Paneling Encloses the Mainmast, Passing Through the Deck. GGA Image ID # 1e16a271e2

 

Physician's Consulting and Operating Room on the Port Side of the Main Deck of the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

Physician's Consulting and Operating Room on the Port Side of the Main Deck of the RMS Aquitania, 1914. A Folding Operating Table Is in the Center; Sterilizing Equipment Can Be Seen in the Background. GGA Image ID # 1e15c316e7

 

Funnels on the Port Side of the Flying Bridge on the RMS Aquitania, 1914.

Funnels on the Port Side of the Flying Bridge on the RMS Aquitania, 1914. Cowl Ventilators Surround the Four Funnels Shown Looking Aft on the Tops of the Deckhouses. The Steam Whistles Fitted to the First and Second Funnels Are Visible. Bullivant & Co. Ltd, London, Supplied the Funnel Shrouds. GGA Image ID # 1e1585a4ac

 

Lifeboats on the Boat Deck of the RMS Aquitania Looking Aft, 1914.

Lifeboats on the Boat Deck of the RMS Aquitania Looking Aft, 1914. GGA Image ID # 1e14ab4228

 

View of the RMS Aquitania at Night, 1922.

View of the RMS Aquitania at Night, 1922. GGA Image ID # 1e18c0b4bf

 

On the Day the Aquitania Sails, the Cold Buffet, a Marvelous and Elaborate Feast of Jellied Meats and Tempting Pastries, Make the First Dinner on Shipboard a Thing of Succulent Memory.

On the Day the Aquitania Sails, the Cold Buffet, a Marvelous and Elaborate Feast of Jellied Meats and Tempting Pastries, Make the First Dinner on Shipboard a Thing of Succulent Memory. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bd0327421

 

The Distinguishing Little Touches That Take the "Cabined and Confined" Air from Aquitania Staterooms Make This "Inside-Outside" Room, with Its Real Bed, a Particularly Good and Charming One.

The Distinguishing Little Touches That Take the "Cabined and Confined" Air from Aquitania Staterooms Make This "Inside-Outside" Room, with Its Real Bed, a Particularly Good and Charming One. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bd0d18d51

 

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) Sailing for Europe With His Wife and Son on the Aquitania on May 23, 1922.

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) Sailing for Europe With His Wife and Son on the Aquitania on May 23, 1922. Bain News Service, 1922. Library of Congress # 2014714523. GGA Image ID # 1d33e52d0e

 

Interior View of the Wheelhouse on the RMS Aquitania (1914) of the Cunard Line.

Interior View of the Wheelhouse on the RMS Aquitania (1914) of the Cunard Line. GGA Image ID # 1d33fd616f

 

Tugs in Action in Docking the Aquitania in 1914.

Tugs in Action in Docking the Aquitania in 1914. Liverpool Again Possesses the Largest Graving Dock, and the Only One Capable of Taking the Aquitania. It Is Designed To Serve Both as an Ordinary Wet Dock and as a Graving Dock, and Has a Length of 1,050 Ft. From Face of Caisson to Dock Head, a Width of Entrance of 12 Cubic Ft., a Depth on the Sill of 15 Ft. At L.W., and of 46 Ft. At H.W. GGA Image ID # 1d343eaaea

 

Banker and Publisher Marshall Field III (1893-1956) Arriving in New York City on the Aquitania on September 17, 1920.

Banker and Publisher Marshall Field III (1893-1956) Arriving in New York City on the Aquitania on September 17, 1920. Bain News Service, 1920. Library of Congress # 2014711400. GGA Image ID # 1d33ad5fc2

 

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Advertisement: Cunard Anchor Lines, Power, Stability, Comfort, Luxury in 1923.

Advertisement: Cunard Anchor Lines, Power, Stability, Comfort, Luxury in 1923 -- The New 20,000 Ton Cunarders Scythia, Laconia, Samaria, Franconia, and the Anchor Liners Cameronia and Tuscania. These Steamers--Running in Conjuction with the Renowned Caronia and Carmania--Offer Travel Opportunites Unexcelled in the History of Shipping. The World's Fastest Passenger Service, Weekly to Cherbourg and Southampton by the Aquitania, Mauretania, and Berengaria. Ocean Records, May 1923. GGA Image ID # 1e687406f0

 

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Front Cover, Classic Ocean Liners, Volume 1: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic by Frank O. Braynard, © 1991.

Classic Ocean Liners, Volume 1: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic

An absorbing and detailed account of the three ships: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic, 50,000-ton dinosaurs of the transatlantic lines in the years before World War I.

 

Front Cover, Cunard: Glory Days by David L. Williams, © 1999.

Cunard: Glory Days (1999)

Cunard -- few names in the maritime industry are more redolent of the great days of ocean-going passenger liners and cruise ships. This book recalls the era when ocean travel by liner was at its height and the 'Queens' ruled the waves with page after page of beautiful photographs that tell its story. Glory Days: Cunard provides a vivid reminder of the lost grandeur of ocean travel.

 

Front Cover, The Cunard Line: A Pictorial History 1840-1990 by Peter W. Woolley and Terry Moore, © 1990.

The Cunard Line: A Pictorial History 1840-1990

An Illustrated History of the Cunard Line and the celebrated liners which have served the Fleet, from its Inception in 1840 to the demise of the great transatlantic liners and finally the entry into service of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, Britain's last great luxury liner.

 

Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914, Volume 2. Compiled and Edited, with a New Introduction by Mark D. Warren.

Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914 Volume 2

Distinguished Liners, Volume 2 features 53 famous ships from 1907-1914. Read how the liners were constructed and launched. Lavishly illustrated, each carries many photographs, including the ships, their interiors, machinery, fittings, construction, and launching.

 

Front Cover, Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters by William H. Miller, Jr., 2006.

Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters

Naval historian William H. Miller, Jr. recounts the dramatic stories behind various ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts of heroic rescues, daring escapes, and tragic losses.

 

Front Cover, Era of the Passenger Liner by Nicholas T. Cairis. Published by Pegasus Books Ltd., London, 1992.

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Famous Ocean Liners: The Story of Passenger Shipping from the Turn of the Century to the Present Day by William H. Miller, 1987.

Famous Ocean Liners - 1987

Here is the story of twentieth-century passenger shipping, from the first of the superliners — the German Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse — to Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, right up to Queen Elizabeth 2.

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

Front Cover, The Great Liners: The Seafarers, Volume 4, by Melvin Maddocks, 1978.

The Great Liners: The Seafarers, Volume 4

A history of the world's famous luxury liners provides portraits of the ships. It examines such great disasters as the sinking of the Titanic. This edition explores the grand hotels that traversed the Atlantic between 1840 and 1930.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 2: 1913-1923 by Arnold Kludas, 1976.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1913-1923

The period 1913-1923 is dealt with in this second volume. Although it was only a decade, it was one of the most turbulent passenger ships in history. Competition to produce ever-larger vessels declined between leading North Atlantic shipping companies. For 20 years, the ships of the Imperator Class were the largest in the world.

 

Front Cover, Legacy of the White Star Line: History of the Titanic, Her Sisters, and Other White Star Liners by Timothy PD Turner, 2000.

Legacy of the White Star Line: History of the Titanic, Her Sisters, and Other White Star Liners

The Titanic disaster has fascinated the world since she sank, losing over 1,500 lives in April 1912. This copiously illustrated book considers much more than its title suggests, beginning with an overview of the White Star Line's fleet.

 

Front Cover, Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 1

Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 1

The first volume takes us from the construction of the VATERLAND to the end of World War One when the VATERLAND, now the U.S.S Leviathan, was used as a troop transport and packed with fabulous photographs and reproductions of newspaper articles.

 

Front Cover,  Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Volume 2 picks up the LEVIATHAN saga during her monumental conversion from a troop ship to a luxury liner and carries the ship’s tempestuous life up through her first round trip as a U.S. express liner. The book finishes with the SS Leviathan's triumphant return to the Atlantic.

 

Front Cover, Liverpool and the Mersey, Volume 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners by Ken Longbottom, 1995.

Liverpool and the Mersey, Vol. 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners

More than 190 rare archive photographs and maps, many never before published, recount the story of this most famous dock and the Great passenger Ships that were once a regular sight there.

 

Front Cover, Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria, The Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Lost Ships by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold with Paintings by Ken Marschall, 1997.

Lost Liners, Titanic to the Andrea Doria

Maps, charts, and diagrams make this handsome volume a valuable reference tool and a compelling evocation of that glorious era when floating palaces ruled the sea lanes.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Majesty at Sea: The Four-Stackers by John J. Shaum, Jr. and William H. Flayhart III, 1981.

Majesty at Sea: The Four Stackers

The opulent and luxurious four-funnel passenger liners, of which only fourteen have ever been built, are unsurpassed in maritime history. Built between 1897 and 1921, these great vessels vied with each other in their standards of comfort, spaciousness, and speed, and great was the rivalry between their owners.

 

Front Cover and Spine, North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900 by Nicholas T. Cairis, 1972.

North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900

Material about the most prominent steamship companies on the Atlantic Ferry today and those that have been there for some time. Some Lines have diverse services to other oceans, seas, and continents.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970 by John Adams, 1993.

Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970

A history of the steam-powered passenger ship that details its story from the SS Savannah of 1819 to the SS Hamburg of 1969. It contains historical details of all civilian vessels built in the intervening years, with numerous illustrations and previously unpublished material.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present by William H. Miller, 2001.

Picture History of British Ocean Liners: 1900 to the Present

Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port, glimpses of lavish staterooms, lounges, dining areas, onboard photos of celebrities and royalty, and much more.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 by Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller, Jr., 1990.

Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990

The Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 has over 180 photographs and illustrations showing the liners on the high seas and in port and depicting handsome staterooms, lounges, interior decor, and carefree life aboard ship.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth By William H. Miller, Jr., 2004.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Powerful and fast Atlantic liners of the 1930s, this volume is packed with high-quality vintage photographs of the RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth, from construction to heyday to eventual decline and their successor ships bearing the same name.

 

Front Cover: Picture History of the SS United States by William H. Miller, Jr.

Picture History of the SS United States

A comprehensive pictorial record of the SS United States that will appeal to maritime historians, this celebration of an American champion and centerpiece of national pride will also captivate ship lovers and anyone thrilled by sea travel.

 

Front Cover, The Romance of a Modern Liner by Captain E. G. Diggle, R.D., R.N.R.of the RMS Aquitania, 1930.

The Romance of a Modern Liner

With its four massive funnels and gigantic hull, which carries some 4,000 persons in one trip across the Atlantic, the Aquitania is undoubtedly a triumph of the shipbuilders' craft.

 

Front Cover, Spanning the Atlantic by F. Lawrence Babcock, 1931.

Spanning the Atlantic - Cunard Line

The uninterrupted progress of the Cunard Line, without retrogression and almost without mishap, stands beyond the possibility of envy as a matchless human achievement. F. Lawrence Babcock presents an early history of the Cunard Line with the social and cultural history of the passengers, officers, and crew.

 

Front Cover, Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic by John Malcolm Brinnin, 1971. Barnes & Nobel Hardcover Copy.

Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic

History of the ocean liners of the North Atlantic crossings. A comprehensive history of Trans-Atlantic passenger ships covering 1818 - 1968, with 55 b/w illustrations, photos, and drawings.

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Tourist Third Cabin: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years by Lorraine Coons and Alexander Varias, 2003.

Tourist Third Cabin: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years

Ocean Liners and New Vistas of Interwar Society From Immigrants to Tourists. The Changing Complexion of Translatlantic Passengers as The Soul of a Ship. Experience and Life of Below-Deck Personnel Traveling Palace or Floating Sweatshop. The Experience of Women Seafarers Projecting an Image: The Allure of MTransatlantic Travel.

 

Front Cover and Spine, When Luxury Went to Sea by Douglas Phillips-Birt, 1971.

When Luxury Went to Sea

The liners of this age served the route of gold linking Europe with the brazenly rich United States of America, where a new class of person was learning how to spend money as lavishly as any Old World rentier.

 

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Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1911.

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1911. Ships Included the Albania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 8 August 1911. GGA Image ID # 1e8030fb50

 

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1912.

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1912. Ships Include the Alaunia, Albania, Andania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Caronia Passenger List, 30 March 1912. GGA Image ID # 1dc9ece700

 

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Lights and Distances, Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh) and Halifax, and Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh).

Lights and Distances, Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh) and Halifax, and Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh). RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 25 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1f166fd516

 

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Cunard Record Passages and Time at Sea, 1921.

Cunard Record Passages and Time at Sea, 1921. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 25 June 1925. GGA Image ID # 1f16a17966

 

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Autographs (Pg 1 of 2) from Farewell Dinner on the RMS Aquitania, 7 November 1933.

Autographs (Pg 1 of 2) from Farewell Dinner on the RMS Aquitania, 7 November 1933. GGA Image ID # 1f805b3bdf

 

Autographs (Pg 2 of 2) from Farewell Dinner on the RMS Aquitania, 7 November 1933.

Autographs (Pg 2 of 2) from Farewell Dinner on the RMS Aquitania, 7 November 1933. GGA Image ID # 1f806d7518

 

Autographs, Farewell Dinner, RMS Aquitania, 23 September 1935.

Autographs, Farewell Dinner, RMS Aquitania, 23 September 1935. GGA Image ID # 1f7f1d497c

 

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Back Side of Luncheon Menu Card, RMS Aquitania, 27 June 1921.

Back Side of Luncheon Menu Card, RMS Aquitania, 27 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1f809e0819

 

Cunard Line Republic of France Emblem.

Cunard Line Republic of France Emblem, RMS Aquitania Luncheon Menu Card, 27 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1f8154a0a9

 

Back Cover of a Cunard Line RMS Carmania Cabin Passenger List from 4 September 1924.

Back Cover of a Cunard Line RMS Carmania Cabin Passenger List from 4 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1f13533fd3

 

Lively Illustrated Back Cover of This RMS Aquitania Farewell Dinner Menu - 23 September 1935.

Lively Illustrated Back Cover of This RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line Farewell Dinner Menu - 23 September 1935. Party Goers Toasting Each Other With Glasses of Champaign. Auld Lang Syne Song Lyrics Are Included. GGA Image ID # 155c24fc92

 

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The Cunard Steamship Company's newest and biggest express liner, Aquitania, was launched at Clydebank, Greenock, Monday, April 21st.

The Aquitania not only sets a new high water mark in the history of the Cunard company's wonderful progress, she also represents the Clyde's greatest achievement to date in mercantile shipbuilding, and the whole of Scotland is mightily proud of her.

The history of the Cunard company constitutes a record of steady advance in the science of shipbuilding, an advance which has been wisely and prudently maintained through the seventy-three years of the company's existence, and the result has been that as in 1840, when the Cunard line and the wooden Brittania, with its paddle-wheel, led the field, so in 1913 the company occupies a position and a popularity second to none.

Cunarders of wood, of iron, and of steel have been built on the Clyde, and for them the full rang** of steam engines—simple, compound, triple, quadruple and turbine. Steam pressures have risen from 9 pounds to 210 pounds per square inch, and powers from 740 i. h. p. to 70,000's h. p.

In length Clyde-built Cunarders have increased from 207 feet to over 900 feet. Speeds have increased from 8.5 knots to 26 knots, and passenger complements from less than 100 to between 3,000 and 4,000.

The history of the Clyde's modern shipbuilding industry might, indeed, be written from Cunard records, so close has been the association of the company and the river since the very beginning. It is not inappropriate, therefore, that Clyde people should be proud of the Aquitania.

The new Cunarder will, of course, be the largest vessel ever floated from a British shipbuilding yard, and to ensure the 50,000-ton monster taking the water safely preparations of a most extensive, not to say unique, character were made at Messrs. John Brown& Co.'s yard at Clydebank.

The area of the sliding ways was about 10,000 square feet, and the pressure about 2.6 tons per square foot. Though the new ship was built on the berth used by the Lusitania, the ground has had to be remade and lengthened, while to bear the huge load of steel the site has been piled and cross piled.

Over the cross piles have been placed layers of steel plates and then quantities of cement, especially towards the way-ends, where the pressure when the vessel is partly water borne will be terrific. It is, of course, essential that the ground should not yield an inch at any point.

Further, in order to provide room when the vessel is floated, quite a large piece of land was taken away from the opposite bank of the river. The depth of water in front of the slip was increased by dredging to allow for the dip of the liner's head as she entered the water.

The builders' fittingout basin at Clydebank has also had to be dredged to accommodate the liner when she is towed alongside for completion. The cost of all these preparations is, of course, enormous.

For the building of the Aquitania, Messrs. Brown & Co. designed and had built a number of powerful electric cranes, which were erected along each side of the building slip.

These are the first of their kind, and have proved highly efficient in dealing with the loads which had to be lifted and placed on board in almost the exact spots in which they were required.

In order to appreciate the exactness of this provision—and, by the way, its cost—it is necessary to see the system in operation. The fact that it is new and has been m evolved especially for the Aquitania illustrates the completeness of the organization at Clydebank, which has permitted of a concentration on one gigantic contract without affecting the operations of the establishment in any other direction.

In addition to the Aquitania, the Cunard company has two big liners, the Andania and the Alaunia, in course of completion, and a third, the Transylvania, is on the stocks. Of these, the two former, of 13,000 tons, are to run in the Canadian service, and will be in commission this summer.

They carry second cabin and third-class passengers only, and have been designed especially for the Canadian trade. There is one notable addition to their accommodation, a gymnasium, which has warranted its inclusion in the design from its popularity on the company's ships in the United States service.

The Transylvania is destined for the Mediterranean service, and will be of about 14,000 tons.

The RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line Receives Oil (Bunkering) from the Edward L. Doheny Oil Tanker.

The RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line Receives Oil (Bunkering) from the Edward L. Doheny Oil Tanker. In Some Cases, the Tanker Runs into the Slip alongside of the Liner and Delivers her Cargo. Photo dates from 1921. GGA Image ID # 1421bcd67e

 

"The Latest Cunard Leviathan," in The American Marine Engineer, New York, Volume VIII, No. 5, May 1913, Pages 7-8.

 

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