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PRINTED IN U. S. A.     UNZ 8c CO.
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SINGLE      APARTMENT
For those who wish the privacy of a single room, there are many such apartments available
each with its single bed, running hot and cold water, or private bath, spacious wardrobes and
all the comfort-making electric gadgets of today. Almost all the apartments are outside but
even in these fresh air and correct temperature are additionally insured by pressure ventilation . . . cool air for the tropics and warmed air for Northerly latitudes. Although designed
for individual occupancy, the size of these apartments has not been sacrificed and their roomy
freedom is in sharp contrast to the traditional small stateroom.
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EMPRESS
OF BRITAIN
_     HBBMB       I HE   Empress  of   Britain   is,  by  far, the
\ if greatest and fastest Atlantic giantess to
Jm make the World Cruise.   Her gross ton-
jf nage is greater by 25% than that of any
j§    other World Cruise liner.
Her size . . . her speed . . . her super-
luxuriousness introduce a new era in
World Cruising. The Empress of Britain
is the "ship of space" . . . space to live
and space to play. Super-luxurious . . .
yet wide and varied in her choice of
accommodations, ample provision having been made for a
wide range of moderately priced accommodation.
Your living quarters aboard are not called cabins or staterooms. They're apartments . . . many of them with 27-foot
living rooms. You do not sleep in a berth . . . but in a real
standing bed. You arrange your hair before a triple-mirrored
dressing table and study your complete evening effect in a
full length wall mirror. You keep your clothes in wardrobes
fitted with hangers and tie-racks and trees and things; and
your toilet requisites in a wall-cabinet. You can have all the
little comfort-making electric gadgets . . . dressing lights,
curling iron outlets, reading lights, telephones, call bells,
fans, heaters. You have steam heat and warmed air ventilation
for northerly latitudes . . . cool air and pressure ventilation
for more tropic climes. The vast majority of apartments have
outside light and air. 70% of them have beautifully fitted
private bath, or shower and toilet. All have exquisite wood-
panelled walls, and combine perfect taste and comfort in
decoration and in the furnishings.
An entire deck, the Lounge Deck, is given over to magnificent
rooms where entertaining may be done in a gracious and
charming setting; and these rooms are further described on
the inner pages of this publication.
MAYFAIR: a smart club lounge in a splendid Renaissance
manner, decorated by Sir Charles Allom, R. A.
CATHAY LOUNGE: the smoking room, done in a luxurious
quaint Chinese manner by Edmund Dulac, the great illustrator
of the Arabian Nights.
EMPRESS ROOM: Here, one dances on a beautiful,
spacious floor in a ballroom decorated by Sir John Lavery,
London's favorite society painter. The stage and movie
screen offer entertainment here also.
SALLE JACQUES CARTIER: Masterly murals of Abundance . . . suited to this dining room . . . carried out brilliantly
by Frank Brangwyn, R. A.
OLYMPIAN POOL: with poolside cafe and Turkish baths.
In sports, the Empress of Britain offers space to play indeed!
She carries both a full sized tennis court and a championship squash racquet court. She has a Sun Deck, for those
who like to start their tan early. She has an entire Sports
Deck, where shipboard games flourish joyfully. She has an
outdoor swimming pool on deck in the tropics.
Nobody on a world cruise need ever get fat or bored on the
Empress. She's a marvelous ship with a good time built into
her specifications from stem to stern. And more tonnage,
more space, more crew per first-class passenger than on any
other World Cruise ship.
THE Empress of Britain World Cruise is much more than
an adventure in travel and shipboard luxury ... it is
also a great adventure in living!
Living . . . not in one spot, however charming, but
around the world with its kaleidoscope of color and change.
Living . . . not in one age or century, but in all the eras of
history, touched by their glamour and romance. Living . . .
not among one people, but among many peoples, seeing
their dances, listening to their music, wandering in their
cities, strolling in their gardens and temples.
When you leave New York, you leave behind the tempo of
the West. From then on throughout the 128 days of this
memorable cruise, your path is through the Old World.
Madeira, your first stop, whets your appetite for the romantic.
Gibraltar serves you as gateway to the Mediterranean.
Algiers, Monaco, Naples, and Athens each give you a
glimpse into the past. Then the Holy Land ... a reverent
pilgrimage. Egypt, the Red Sea . . . and before you lies the
Orient, no longer veiled, but endlessly fascinating.
India, with its Taj Mahal, Delhi and Agra, Ceylon, Sumatra,
Java, Singapore, Bangkok are on your itinerary. Here is
wealth of scenic wonder, of customs, of color to add a note
of the exotic to your cruise. Colonial America at Manila,
colonial Britain at Hong Kong . . . these prepare you for the
metropolis of the Far East . . . Shanghai, where East and West
have met and mingled to a greater extent perhaps than anywhere else. Old Peking, now Peiping, stronghold of China's
Emperors for tens of centuries, yields you thought challenging
vistas. Then comes Japan ... of the flower festivals, of
geishas, of kimonos and of great industries.
After Yokohama the tempo changes once more. Glorious
sea-days on the Pacific bring you to Hawaii . . . transformed
from an island into a paradise, by moonlight at Waikiki, the
fragrance of scarlet hibiscus, the plaintive melody of guitars.
With San Francisco comes an interlude of the West you know
. . . and its contrast adds a poignancy to the tropic leisure
of Panama and Havana.
All the worthwhile ports and places the world around are
yours in this cruise epic. Because of the speed of the Empress
of Britain, you do them in 128 days.
All the worthwhile ports . . . each at their best time of the
year ... for Canadian Pacific has planned and timed the
itinerary so that you follow spring around the world.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
WORLD'S   GREATEST   TRAVEL   SYSTEM
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This mighty Giantess of the Atlantic attains the
highest standard of design and construction ever
achieved in super-luxuriousness. Her length overall
is 758 feet; her breadth is 97% feet; and her depth
60% feet ... an imposing ship of 42500 tons gross
register, and 63750 tons displacement.   Introducing a
new era in World Cruising and offering unparalleled
size, speed and luxury, this gracious ship provides all
the amenities of a royally lavish palace. Eminent artists
have added inspired imagination to the beauty of her
decorative scheme, brilliantly completing the generous  provision made for the comfort of guests in
the many spacious, charming public rooms. Equal
provision has also been made for lovers of sport.
The long promenade, and boat deck both have unlimited space for deck sports, including an open-air
tennis court, of full size for doubles, with plenty of
over-run space at the back lines.    A squash racquet
court with spectator's gallery, gymnasium, an outdoor
swimming pool, and a marvelous indoor pool, of
record size, are some of the other sport features
of this superb vessel. A veritable floating palace,
operated on a Round the World Cruise by the
Canadian  Pacific,  World's  Greatest Travel System.
Wiorlu Cruise
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 THE   KNICKERBOCKER
In a most appropriate place ... the Knickerbocker . . . Heath Robinson has found congenial scop
of the Cocktail Bird will delight even the non-ornithologist.   In all, a delightful room made irresistibl.
nostrum of good humor, which puts an edge on appetite and adds point to wit. The atmosphere of con'
viviality in this spirited room subtly extends itself throughout the ship, insuring the naturalness and con
geniality that cements friendships and promotes the pleasures of a cruise. The refreshing whimsical humou
of the decorations in this rendezvous is just another of the many unusual features of this new ship, whicl
abounds in unexpected additions to the amenities ordinarily to be found in cruise ships.
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MAYFAIR
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.EMPRESS OF BRITAIN
The three larser pictures shown here are, unfortunately, all that space allows
for illustrating the radiance and brilliancy of the interiors that have been carried
out by the eminent artists who brousht their creative powers to this ship.
At the lower left is depicted a section of the Salle Jacques Cartier..,. with an
invocation in murals by Frank Brangwyn, R. A. of the magic of ships a';d travel,
and the lavish prodigality of Mother Earth. Besides these masterly mural
paintings, the artist has welded the room as a whole into a harmoniously luxurious blend of furniture, indirect lighting, and glorious color that is appropriate
to the purpose of a room to which people come to enjoy the cuisine of a chef
and staff who also are masters of their art.
The upper center picture is Mayfair, from the inspiration of Sir Charles Allom,
F. S. A., who, in the spacious manner of the Renaissance, arrives at an effect
of stateliness made splendid. This magnificent room is almost amidships, and
because of its convenient location will always be a popular Lounge. Despite
its formal grandeur and elegance it has retained the inviting atmosphere of
naturalness and comfort essential to the "living room" of the whole ship. A
room of grand proportions, carrying off its rich appointments with the carelessness of royal ease accustomed to marble and bronze pilasters, silk damask
curtains, luxurious upholstery and deeply coffered ceiling.
The third illustration, at the lower right, shows the creative artistry of Edmund
)ulac, exercised in the Cathay Lounge. This renowned master of decoration,
i the exquisite manner of his Arabian Nights technique, has designed a lu-
linous oriental room, with Chinese lacquer and porcelain ... shimmering silver
Dof . . . a ijlden-toned parquet . . . and black woodwork in a decorative
lotif that s( jgests the exotic charm of ancient fabled Cathay ... an Oriental
iiry tale come true ... brought to life by a genius of the brush. Although this
lustration depicts only men in this Cathay Lounge, it actually is not so reacted, and will be available to, and used equally by the feminine members of
le cruise party. Perhaps more often, as the glamorous appeal of this room will
ave a tremendous attraction for women of taste and imagination.
REAL    TENNIS    AT    SEA
Aft on the Boat Deck th
oed gymnasium ... an outdoor pool, and the Olympian Pool,
an indoor swimming pool unique
e and appointments . . . Glass mosaic columns supporting a glas
s roof . . . carved teak woodwork
, which sparkles with flood-lights
ort    nd although the tennis court is a striking novelty on shipboa
d, all other sea-going games will
SALLE  JACQUES  CARTIER... A   DINING   ROOM   IN   THE   REGAL  MANNER
CATHAY   LOUNGE... THE   ORIENT,   IN   BLACK   AND   SILVER
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The apartments on this gorgeous ship have the same charm of manner that stamps the magnificent public rooms . . . they have the unmistakable air of belonging to an Empress. Outside
windows admit a flood of light and air . . . lounges, bedsteads, chairs, wardrobes and all the
accessories of comfort are combined in an ensemble of decoration that is a blend of modernism
and luxuriousness. Private baths or showers are available with the large majority of these apartments, in keeping with the mode that demands accessibility for all its requisites.
 FOYER   AND   STAIRCASE
I   CUK
At the head of the Grand Staircase is the broad open Foyer ... a charming prelude to the
splendid public rooms on this deck. Two long galleries, appropriately called The Mall,
lead forward invitingly to the brilliant and delightful Empress Room, and on either side of the
Foyer are two of the five elevators which serve all decks. The broad Grand Staircase, wide
enough for five people to ascend abreast, and a true index of the generous proportions of
the whole ship, has been designed by the two artists who decorated the entrance way,
P. A. Staynes and A. H. Jones.
 SUITE    LIVING    ROOM
This is one corner of a handsome living room in one of the apartment suites, which are the
last word in sea-going sumptuousness. The various rooms are large, airy because they are
all outside, and furnished in absolute taste,- combining serviceability and luxury in each of
the well-arranged suites. Every desirable feature of modern life is offered within the rooms
of these apartments, unified by the service of a vast organization, schooled to cater faultlessly
to those who expect silent anticipation of every desire. Decoration, service and arrangement
are blended in a harmonious whole that expresses the utmost in the art of living perfectly.
 PRINTED IN U. S. A.     UNZ & CO. j
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