National Geographic : 1940 Apr
AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES Some notes about one of America's greatest fleets... the go-as-you-choose cruises that it offers to California, Hawaii, the Orient and Round the World. And the very low First Class fares now in effect! This is American President Lines' S. S. President Coolidge, flag-ship of a storied fleet. 22,000 tons, 650 feet long, S. S. President Coolidge cruises regularly from Los Angeles and San Francisco, via Hawaii, to the Orient-along the Pacific's Sunshine Route. With her, three other (smaller but equally fine-riding) Ameri can President Liners maintain the Pacific's most frequent, favorite service. * * * * Four other big, friendly American Presi dent Liners follow this same Trans-Pacific route to the Philippines, then sail on completely Round the World, returning finally to San Francisco via New York and the Panama Canal. CALIFORNIA, ROUND AMERICA Round America trips may begin from any point. Your American President Liner ticket includes rail transportation from your own home town to New York, in addition to the sunny, 17-day sea-trip along the Gulf Stream-through the Car- ibbean, via Havana and the Panama Canal, to Los Angeles and San Francisco, and your train trip home again. $304 is the complete First Class fare (only train meals and Pullman are not included). And you may stop over in California as long as you like. * * * * Hawaii direct cruises from New York let you travel every mile in a soft, warm sun. Via Havana, Panama, Los Angeles and San Francisco,with stopovers if you choose. First Class from $335. JAPAN, CHINA, PHILIPPINES President Liner cruises take you from California, via Honolulu to Japan's Yoko hama and Kobe, China's Shanghai and Hongkong, and the Philippines' Manila in no more than six weeks. Or you may return from Japan or China. First Class roundtrip fares are from $560, to Japan; $691, to Japan and China ; $735, to Japan, China and the Philippines. Tourist Class fares save more than one third. And all American President Liner tickets allow you to Stop over in any and every country that you choose. Trans-Pacific President Liners sail every other week, Round the World President Liners every fourth week, and you may use any combination of these to continue after any stopover or side trip exactly when you want to-with almost identical accommodations. Every American Presi dent Liner has every stateroom outside. Each has ample sunny play decks, and an CALIFORNIA AND ROUND THE WORLD, FROMNEW YORK: Pres. GarfielaApril 19; Pres. Adams May 17; Pres. Harrison June 14; Pres. Polk July 12. ORIENT,FROM SAN FRANCISCO:Pres. Coolidge AprilS; Pres. Taft April 19; Pres. Cleveland May 3; Pres. Pierce May 17; Pres. Coolidge May 31; Pres. TaftJune 14; Pres. ClevelandJune 28; Pres. PierceJuly 12. ROUND THE WORLD, FROMSAN FRANCISCO: Pres. Polk April 13; Pres. GarfieldMay 11;Pres. Adams June8; Pres. HarrisonJuly 6. outdoor swimming pool, and informal, pleasant public rooms. Each serves the same fine American food . . . and each is staffed entirely with Americans. FASTEST PACIFIC CROSSING Manila direct sailings are now offered by American PresidentLines' charteredships, the Panama Pacific Liners: City of New port News, City of Norfolk, City of Los Angeles and City of Baltimore. From San Francisco to Manila, 18 days ($717 First Class, round trip), Hongkong, 22 days ($735). Singapore, 27 days ($821). Penang, 29 days ($850). ROUND THE WORLD Complete globe-circling cruises on Amer ican President Liners allow you to sail from New York, Los Angeles or San Fran cisco, via Hawaii, Japan, China, Philip pines, Straits Settlements, India, Egypt, Italy, and home again across the sunny south Atlantic. First Class fares are from $1143 ($1049 if you cross America by train). And you may stop over anywhere; take any time from a minimum of 85 days up to two years. Full information about stopovers and side-trips, fares and all shore costs, and pictures of the American President Liners and their fascinating world-wide ports of call may be obtained from any Travel Agent, or from your nearest American President Lines office. Thee arn the rampansof Shanghai See your own Travel Agent. Or write or call on us at 604 Fifth Avenue, New York; 462 Boylston St., Boston; Trans portation Bldg., Washington, D. C .; 110 S. Dearborn St., Chicago; 514 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles; Skinner Bldg., Seattle; or 311 CaliforniaSt., San Francisco(Head Office). AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES Round-World Service "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."