National Geographic : 1934 Oct
LIMITED SUNSHINE CRUISES ... Cunard White Star will again provide an outstanding program of their famous Sunshine Cruises this winter to West Indies, Mediterranean, etc. Early application for best accommodations is recommended. B FLEET OF PASSENGER VESSELS PLYING THE NORTH ATLANTIC * d~i~" SUNARD AND WHITE STAR Share now one. A story of the sea which is the history of Britain. For seamen founded this island kingdom. Ships were "The wooden walls of England"... far-flung boundaries which fostered industry and commerce to keep step with empire. Life was inextricably bound in with the needs of England's growth over the seven seas ... the best of the land went into her ships, the best of her men to man them. And throughout the last century almost the whole story of Britain on the seas is the history of the parallel development of Cunard and White Star. Together they have gone forward, participating alike in a tradition of ships and seamen which has become almost synonymous with the record of achievement in ocean transportation as we know it today. And now Cunard and White Star are one in fact. Their union brings into being what is by far the greatest fleet on the Atlantic 616,000 tons-with the world's two largest ves sels as flagships. These vast resources under one management are immediately significant to the traveller and shipper. But there is another signif icance that lies behind the veil of statistics. The British tradition of seamanship lives in the hearts and minds of men and there we believe lies the supreme good in the CunardWhite Star union. It brings together a great body of offi cers and men... irreplaceable men without whom ships would be so much steel. Itjoins andvitalizes the traditions ofsea men who made ocean transportation what itis today; who today are making it what it will be tomorrow.