National Geographic : 1961 Apr
This July, a revolutionary new British liner cuts the Pacific down to size! P&O-Orient Lines' new 45,000-ton Canberra sails from the West Coast in July on her maiden voyage to the South Pacific, Mediterranean and Europe. Sailing time: 46 days. Your fare? As little as $17 a day. P&O-Orient Lines' Canberra is the most revo lutionary new luxury liner afloat. Every one of her 846 cabins is amidships-the most comfort able place on a ship. She has an over-all length of 820 feet, carries 548 first class and 1690 tourist class passengers, stands as tall as a 15-story building and cruises at 271/2 knots. Her interiors were designed and decorated under the supervision of Britain'sleading archi tects, one of whom was a consultant for the Royal Yacht Britannia. All cabins in first class have private baths or showers and most have a sea view; many cab ins in tourist class have showers. There is a spec tacular ballroom where a glass wall slides out of sight so you can dance outdoors if you wish. Lights in the dining room change with the time of day-sunny at breakfast, soft and low at dinner. Your meals are prepared by chefs trained in the great hotels of England. The world within reach You don't have to be a millionaire to see the world on P&O-Orient! You can sail tourist class in glorious comfort-or shoot the works and go first class. Service is impeccably British both ways. You can take P&O-Orient's South Pacific route to Europe-the course the spectacular new 45,000-ton Canberrawill follow on her maiden voyage-and see Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean on the way. Your fare? As little as $824 tourist class, $1131 first class! To the Orient and on On the Orient route, you can see Japan, Hong Kong and Manila and return, or keep on going -either to the South Pacific and back to the United States, or on to Europe by way of the Indian Ocean, Suez and Mediterranean! A round trip to Japan starts at $672, to Hong Kong at $796 and to Manila at $824. Or go to Europe by way of the Orient for just $751. If you like, you can make any combination of routes on your one P&O-Orient Lines' ticket. Tourist class cabin with four berths, ideal for families. (English nannies are available.) See your travel agent now for all the details. Or write for free literature to: P&O-Orient Lines, Dept. 13A, 155 Post Street, San Francisco 8, California. Branches: Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver. Elsewhere in the United States and Canada: Cunard Line, General Passenger Agents.