National Geographic : 1935 Nov
THE LONGEST WAY 'ROUND ... is the most romantic way home. Here's a world-cruise route that cuts the widest globe-circling swath in travel history! THE circumference of the world is not always 24,902 miles, as the books say-there are many ways around it. One route, by air around the upper part of the Northern Hemisphere, totalled only 15,596 miles. And ships, too, can follow a number of courses ... around South America or the Cape of Good Hope, below or above the Equator. Yet most world-cruises have shown little originality in their routes. Most of them wind around not far above the Equator, rarely dipping below it. Only the Cunard White Star liner Franconia, built for just such voyages, has gone far off the beaten path in world-cruise ex ploration. It was she that first called at Bali. It was she that inaugurated the Southern Hemisphere route, permitting pleasure travelers to visit with ease the wonders of Madagascar, South Africa, South America. This next year again the Franconia SEE JAPAN . . . AND SOUTH AFRICA, Too!- Nikko at Cherry Blossom time, and Victoria Falls ... both available, for the first time, in one world cruise! S SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE does something new ... reaches a climax in her adventurous circumnavigations. She, first among world-cruising liners, will combine the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere routes. She will not only circle the Cape of Good Hope, but will sail as far north as Japan. Her passengers will see Peiping as well as Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo as well as St. Helena and South Africa, Siam and the wonders of the Indies as well as Madagascar! She not only circles the globe from west to east . . . but from north to south her round-the-world swath is more than 5000 miles wide! Pore over the itinerary outlined below S. . and think of visiting those glamor ous lands in the Franconia,that favorite among world-cruising liners. Get litera ture, ship-plans and rate-sheets now ... from your local travel agent or Cunard White Star Line, 25 Broadway and 638 Fifth Avenue, or Thos. Cook & Son, 587 Fifth Avenue, New York. FRANCONIA 1936 Around the WORLD CRUISE sailsfrom New York Jan. 7 to TRINIDAD BRAZIL ST. HELENA SOUTH AFRICA MADAGASCAR SEYCHELLES INDIA* CEYLON STRAITS SETTLEMENTS SIAM JAVA BALI PHILIPPINES CHINA JAPAN HAWAII CALIFORNIA PANAMA *To include Bombay, Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri. Returns to New York May 29th (to Los Angeles May 14th) 144 days. Over 34,000 miles of ocean travel. Over 4,400 miles of shore excursions in the regular pro gram. All included in the low rates of $1750 up.