America Cabin Class


Picture from the Brian Petersen collection

Picture from the Brian Petersen collection

Cabin class was referred to as the ” Middle Class” of the ship. Referred to in travel brochures as “Happy Medium” in Atlantic travel, offering high standards of comfort and service at reasonable rates. Typical travelers included vacationing clerics, professors, seniors, and families. With more space, comfort, and amenities passengers lived between the luxury of First and spare accommodations of Tourist. It was just the right mix for those who wanted more room and were put off by the extra appointments and perceived formality of First. Dressing up for dinner was optional, and a more informal atmosphere prevailed in the public rooms.

   All but four staterooms in Cabin Class had a private shower and toilet. The curly maple paneled dinning room was bright and cheerful . Passengers dined beneath Hildreth Meire’s stylized murals of the skylines of San Francisco, New York, Paris and London. The smoking room came with fireplace and chairs upholstered in leather and hand woven fabric. There was room for deck games on a large expanse of Upper Deck and a glass enclosed promenade on Main deck.



  In this beautiful air-conditioned Dinning Room you will satisfy the hearty appetite that brisk sea air and your daily activities will stimulate. The cheerful environment makes every meal a pleasurable event – Immaculate white linen, gleaming china, glistening silver, fresh flowers and soft indirect lighting.

Elaborate menus afford a wide choice of appetizing foods of the lighting. Elaborate menus afford a wide choice of appetizing foods of the highest quality expertly prepared by skilled chefs and served by trained stewards. Special menus are available for children. Tables are of varied sizes to accommodate large or small groups.

US Lines brochure

Sample items available on the Gala Diner. Cabin Class.

  • Beluga Malossol Caviar, Canape or Smoked Irish Salmon.
  • Roast Maryland Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Jelly
  • Baked Sugar-cured Yorkshire Ham, Pineapple Sauce
  • Prime Cut Sirloin Steaks, Mushrooms Sauce
  • Clara Barton Salad, Special Dressing
  • Strawberry Sundae    Petits Fours
  • Tunis dates, fresh Fruit basket Cheese and toasted crackers Demi Tasse  
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    L Driscoll collection

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