SS Excalibur Archival Collection

Ephemera for the SS Excalibur available may include Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Sailing Schedules, Route Maps, Photographs, and more.

Passenger's Receipt Forward Reservations, American Export Lines Contract for Passage on the SS Excalibur, Departing from Genoa to New York Dated 18 March 1938.

SS Excalibur Passage Receipt - 18 March 1938

Passenger's Receipt and Contract for passage on the SS Excalibur of the American Export Lines for a voyage departing from Genoa to New York on 18 March 1938 for an American adult woman.


1938-03-18 Passenger List for SS Excalibur

1938-03-18 SS Excalibur Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Export Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 18 March 1938
  • Route: Genoa to New York
  • Commander: Captain S. N. Groves


American Export Lines 1948 Advertisement for The New 4 Aces: SS Excalibur, SS Exochorda, SS Exeter, SS Excambion.

American Export Lines 1948 Advertisement for The New 4 Aces: SS Excalibur, SS Exochorda, SS Exeter, SS Excambion. GGA Image ID # 15f5446f12

Newest... Fastest... Finest American-Flag Passenger Liners in Mediterranean Service

American Export Lines planned these four attractive new liners expressly for Mediterranean travel • • • to assure utmost comfort, convenience and pleasure in an atmosphere of distinctive charm.

They provide a new concept of leisurely living at sea in keeping with modern American standards.

All staterooms are outside, amidships • • • with private bathrooms. Spacious, bright and cheerful, they are distinguished by their beauty and completeness of appointments. One class accommodations only — first class.

By day, they resemble interesting living rooms and by night are transformed for restful sleep with downy oversize beds.

Additional notable features include • • • air conditioning throughout • • • family suites • • • private veranda deck staterooms • • • outdoor tiled pool and other recreational facilities • • • service by specially trained American stewards.

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A sailing every other Tuesday from New York to Marseilles, Naples, Alexandria, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beirut, Haifa, Alexandria, Piraeus, Naples, Leghorn, Genoa, Marseilles, Boston.

The New "4 Aces"


Beautiful new replacements for our prewar liners of the same names.



Front Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984.


The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners - 1984

Some 200 superb photographs—in long shots and close-ups—capture exquisite interiors of world's great "floating palaces"—1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Île de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. Informative captions provide key details.