Welcome Aboard

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MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

On Board R.M.S. “MAURETANIA”
Saturday, 10th April 1965

Welcome Aboard

Cunard 1The Captain and members of the Ship’s Company, the Cruise Director and his Staff bid you a cordial welcome. For many who make a Cunard cruise an annual event as well as for those who have never before participated in the carefree joys of cruising, we want this cruise to be a most delightful experience.

The variety of shipboard entertainment – the Gala Balls, the motion pictures, the cabaret shows, the gymkhanas and the numerous other activities, along with the shore excursions at the fascinating ports, have been carefully planned for your maximum pleasure. The meals, the service, the deck luncheons and the midnight buffets have been arranged for the most discriminating taste.

One hundred and twenty-four years of seamanship and Cunard tradition stand behind the running of the MAURETANIA and it is our sincere desire that she fulfils her role as your comfortable and happy home afloat. We are proud of our ship and it is our wish that you will be as fond of her as we are.

HAPPY CRUISING !

Ship’s officials

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  • Captain: J. TREASURE JONES, R.D., (Capt. R.N.R. Retd.)
  • Staff Captain: P. W. Silson
  • Chief Officer: V. K. ARBUCKLE
  • Chief Engineer: R. FORBES
  • Staff Chief Engineer: H. M. ARMSTRONG
  • Purser: C. G. BELLAMY
  • Staff Purser: G. J. NOLAN
  • Principal Medical Officer: DR. J. S. CLARKE, M.B.., B.CH., B.A.O.
  • Surgeon: DR. P. J. M. WRIGHT F.R.C.S., M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.
  • Chief Radio Officer: E. BOYCE
  • Chief Steward: J. SAWYER
  • Second Steward: R. MORRISON
  • Cruise Director: Mr B. JENKINS
  • Deputy Cruise Director: Mr. J. J. ORCHARD
  • Social Directresses: Miss P. THOMPSON, Miss S. K. THOMAS
  • Cruise Staff: Mr. J. CREASEY, Mr. C. HAYWARD, Mr. P. KIMBER, Mr L. O’FLYNN, Mr. E. C. PEREGRINE
  • Shore Excursion Manager: Mr. M. F. G. BRAME, M.B.E.
  • Shore Excursion Staff: Mr. P. A. S. GOODWIN, Mr. J. McDOUGAL
  • Church of England Chaplain: Rev. Canon J. W. CLIFT
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Rev. Father W. A. BLOOR, O.S.B.

Cabaret Artistes provided by BERNARD DELFONT LIMITED

The ship’s officers may be identified by the following insignia:-
Captain, four gold stripes; Staff Captain four gold stripes; Chief Officer, three gold stripes; Chief Engineer, four gold stripes, purple between; Staff Chief Engineer, four gold stripes, purple between; Principal Medical Officer, three gold stripes, red between; Surgeon, three gold stripes, red between; Purser, three gold stripes, white between; Staff Purser, two-and-a-half gold stripes, white between; Chief Radio Officer, two-and-a-half gold stripes, green between; Chief Steward, three gold zig-zag Stripes; Second Steward, two-and-a-half gold zig-zag stripes.

R.M.S. “Mauretania” at your service

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Cunard 3

  • Baggage Master: Purser’s Office. “M” Deck.
  • Bank: Promenade Deck Forward and “A” XDeck Aft. Hours: 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon and 2.30 to 5.00 p.m., and before arrival in port as advertised.
  • Barber: “M” Deck. Hours: 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Bars: Observation Lounge, Grand Hall, Smoke Room and Lounge are situated on Prom. Deck; Hideaway, ‘A’ Deck Aft, Verandah Lounge, Sun Deck.
  • Beauty Parlour: “M” Deck and “C” Deck Aft. Hours: 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Cables: Radio Office, Sun Deck (at sea).
  • Cigarettes may be obtained in any of the Public Rooms or from the shop on Main Deck Aft.
  • Cinema: Main Deck Aft, Starboard Side.
  • Dance Studio: Hideaway, ‘A’ Deck Aft.
  • Deck Chairs: The Deck Steward, located in the Promenade Deck will arrange these.
  • Doctors: Consulting Hours “M” Deck Square Forward Surgery:
    Dr. J.S. Clarke: 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
    Dr. P.J.M. Wright: 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    Urgent cases will be seen at any time.
  • Gymnasium: Prom. Deck. 7.00 a.m. to 12 Noon 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Laundry: Available through your steward.
  • Launderette: The launderette on “C” deck is available for passenger use.
  • Library: Promenade Deck. For books, writing materials, stamps. 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
  • Lifts: These can be found by the main staircases and by the Verandah Lounge staircase amidships.
  • Mail and Parcels will be delivered to your Staterooms as soon as possible after sailing. On arrival at our various ports mail will be available for collection in the Purser’s Office.
  • Massage: A qualified Masseuse and Masseur are on attendance at the Swimming Pool on “E” Deck. Treatment by appointment.
    Ladies – 9.00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
    Gents – 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Meal Hours:
    At sea: Windsor & Braemar Restaurants: Breakfast. 8 a.m., Luncheon 1 p.m., Dinner 7.30 p.m.
    In Port: consult your Daily Programme of Events
  • Newspapers: The “Ocean Bulletin” is delivered by your steward each morning at sea, and a Daily News Bulletin is posted on Main Deck notice boards, Forward and Aft, together with Stock quotations.
  • Physiotherapy: Appointments can be made through the Doctors.
  • Photographs: These are displayed on the Promenade Deck, Starboard Side.
  • Ports and Deadlights: To avoid accidents, passengers are warned not to adjust these when at sea.
  • Programme of Events: will be delivered to your stateroom each evening for the following day.
  • Purser’s Office: “M” Deck. Hours: 9.00 a.m. to Noon. 2.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Open until 9.00 p.m. in Port.
  • Religious Services: Details will be posted on the notice boards on Promenade Deck Forward and Main Deck Aft.
  • Room Service: If Breakfast, etc., is required please order from your steward or stewardess.
  • Shops: Open at sea as follows:
    Main Deck Aft. Open Weekdays: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sundays: Noon to 1.00 p.m., 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 pm.
    Promenade Deck. Open Weekdays: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 3.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Sundays: Noon to 1.00 p.m., 3.30 p.m. to 7.00 pm.
  • Shore Excursion Office: Marlborough Room, Main Deck Aft. Hours: 9.30 a.m. to 12 Noon and 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Stenography: The Purser’s Office will be pleased to arrange this.
  • Swimming Pool: Sun Deck aft. Hours: 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. and “E” Deck. Hours: 7.00 a.m. to 12 noon and 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Telephone: Radio Office, Sun Deck (at sea).
  • Valet Service: Your steward will arrange for this on request.
  • Wines: Wine Stewards are always in attendance in the Restaurants at lunch and dinner.
  • N.B. – All times above apply when the vessel is at sea.

Notices

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Special Notice

Cunard 4For the benefit of all our cruise passengers it must be understood that information given pertaining to the various ports of call is based upon facts obtained during previous visits to these places, coupled with the latest information received prior to our leaving Southampton.

It is our wish to assist you as far as possible in deciding what to do ashore, and to this end all printed matter and talks are submitted for your own particular benefit.

VALUABLES

Passengers are warned not to leave money, jewellery or other valuables about the staterooms, saloons or other parts of the ship, not to entrust these to anyone but the Purser’s Office.

Passengers are also cautioned to retain in their own possession small packages containing purchases made ashore.

PERSONAL CHEQUES

will not be changed on board

Passengers can arrange by radio to have money deposited with any CUNARD LINE LTD. office for payment on board. The Purser upon advice from a Cunard Line Ltd. office will arrange payment of such money to the passenger.

Salt Water Baths in Port

Passengers are advised against using salt water for bathing while the ship is in port.

Fresh water showers are always available.

PASSENGERS’ GUESTS

Passengers are advised that, should they wish to invite guests on board for meals at Cruise ports, they are requested to contact the Chief Steward who will make the necessary arrangements provided space is available in the Restaurant.

The following scale of charges will apply for each guest, and payment should subsequently be made at the Purser’s Office when an official receipt will be issued:

Breakfast – 14s. Luncheon – 28s. Dinner – 35s.

LIQUOR PURCHASES

Liquors purchased by passengers at ports of call for landing in Southampton will be received on board by the Baggage Master and given special stowage which is entirely at passengers’ risk.

These packages will be delivered to staterooms shortly before the ship docks at Southampton.

TABLE RESERVATIONS

If you have not already made your reservations, this should be done through the Restaurant Manager, who will be located in the Lounge, Prom. Deck, until sailing time.

FIRE! FIRE!! FIRE!!!

It is dangerous to throw lighted cigars or cigarettes over the side of the ship as they are invariably blown back into an open porthole and could cause a disastrous fire, and we urgently request you to refrain from such practice.

Tangier

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MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

Special Notice: With particular regard to shopping facilities, only a few of the many stores are mentioned. It is possible you will find others which you may prefer to those we have listed.

TANGIER

Cunard 5Tangier is situated in the extreme North-West of Africa and is the last promontory on the Atlantic Ocean. It stands on seven hills with an approximate population of 150,000, and is one of the principal cities of the Kingdom of Morocco, which is ruled by King Hassan II.

  • NAME OF LANDING PLACE:
    The Ship will anchor in the Bay. Launches or tenders are used. Passengers will land at the inner Harbour steps.
  • PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY:
    Casbah, Cape Spartel, Phoenician Ruins of Cotta and Caves of Hercules – Distance from town, 30 minutes by Taxi.
    Cape Malabata – Five kilometres by Taxi.
    Tetuan and Xauen – Old Berber towns in the Rif Mountains, 60 and 100 kilometres respectively by Taxi.
  • PRICES OF TAXIS, ETC.
    Buses are extremely cheap, taxicabs charge from 1.50 to 2.00 Bhs. for a run into the town.
  • PRINCIPAL THEATRES AND CINEMAS:
    No theatre, many cinemas showing French and Spanish productions.
  • BARS:
    Parade Bar – Vignes, 35.
    Three Pelicans – Rue Mahatma Ghandi.
    Dean’s – Amerique du Sud.
    El Minzah – Rue Liberte 85.
  • PRINCIPAL RESTAURANTS
    El Minzah, Hotel Restaurant, Rue Liberte 85.
    Italian Pizzeria – Rue Quevedo, 28.
    El Balcon, Hotel Restaurant, Rue Velazquez, 13.
    Zagora – B.D. Pasteur.
    Guitta’s – San Francisco, 110.
    Hotel Rif.
  • PRINCIPAL CAFES:
    Café de Paris, Place de France centre of town.
    Claridge, Boulevard Pasteur.
    Zagora, Boulevard Pasteur.
    Many other cafés and milk bars.

Cunard 6

  • CABARETS:
    ▧▧outoubia Palace.
    ▧a Gada.
    Emsallah Garden. Open air attractions and revues. (summer only)
    Municipal Casino-Restaurant.
  • GOLF:
    Country Club de Tanger – 1½ miles from the centre of town. Visitors welcome. Clubs available for hire.
  • SHOPPING CENTRES:
    European section: Boulevard Pasteur, Rue Goya, Rue de Fez, Boulevard Mohammed V., Rue de la Liberte.
    Moroccan handicrafts – Arnall’s Bazaar, Sidia Bldg., Boulevard Pasteur 54. Moroccan Leather goods, brassware – Broderies d’Art Marocain, 82 Rue de la Liberte.
    Works of Art, porcelain, silver, glass and Moroccan carpets – M. Arditti, 87-89 Rue de la Liberte.
    Arab section: Rue des Siaghines, Socco Chico, etc.
    Many shops selling Moroccan leather, copper, etc.
    Usual opening hours, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • WARES OR MERCHANDISE FOR WHICH THE DISTRICT IS FAMOUS:
    Moroccan leather goods, carpets, bags, handbags, belts, camel saddle seats, copper ware, trays, etc.
  • BATHING FACILITIES AND SEASON:
    The main beach extends over several miles. There are several smaller ones. The sand is fine and safe for bathing.
    There are swimming pools at the Rif and El Minzah hotels.
  • RATE OF EXCHANGE:
    Approximately 14 dirhams to £1.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Moroccan Banking officials will be in attendance in the Observation Lounge on arrival to change Sterling to Moroccan Dirhams. Passengers are advised that the importation of Moroccan currency purchased abroad is forbidden. Passengers must exchange their Sterling before going ashore with the Moroccan Bank officials.

Bank representatives will be in the Observation Lounge at approximately 11.00 p.m. to Tuesday to repurchase surplus Moroccan currency subject to the bank receipt, which was issued at the time of booking, being produced, and that the repurchase is limited to a maximum of 25 per cent of the amount originally exchanged.

Sunrise – 05.51 hours. Sunset – 18.55 hours.
Average temperature – 54 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Naples

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MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

Special Notice: With particular regard to shopping facilities, only a few of the many stores are mentioned. It is possible you will find others which you may prefer to those we have listed.

NAPLES

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  • NAME OF LANDING PLACE:
    Maritime Station.
  • PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY:
    Pompeii, 15 miles for Naples.
    Ercolano, 7 miles for Naples.
    Vesuvius, 22 miles for Naples.
    Sorrento, 33 miles for Naples.
    Amalfi, 45 miles for Naples.
    Solfatara, 8 miles for Naples.
    Capri, 18 miles for Naples.
    Ischia, 18 miles for Naples.
  • PRICES OF TAXIS, BUSES, Etc.:
    Taxis: – According to taximeter.
    Tram cars and buses, Lire 40/50.
  • PRINCIPAL THEATRE:
    San Carlo Theatre
  • PRINCIPAL RESTAURANTS:
    Transatlantico, Borgo Marinaro.
    D’Angelo, Via Aniello Falcone.
    Giuseppone a Mare, Discesa Car Posillipo.
  • PRINCIPAL CAFES:
    Rosso E. Nero, Via Partenope, 11.
    Caflish, Via Partenope, 15-18.
    Middleton, Via Parenope, 4.
    Gambrinus, Piazza Trieste and Trento.
    Motta, Via Roma.
    Hotel Royal, Via Partenope.
    La Conchiglia, Via Morelli, 11.
    Taverna, Via A Falcone.
    Trocadero, Via Nazario Sauro, 5.
    La Tavolozz, Via A Falcone.
    Shaker Club, Via Nazario Sauro.

Cunard 8

  • SPECIALITIES OF FOOD AND LOCAL WINE:
    Vermicelli Alle Vongole: Dressed with oil sauce and mussels.
    Macheroni Al Ragu: With special aromatic condiment (meat gravy and tomatoes).
    Pizza Napoletana: Baked flour dressed with oil,tomatoes mozzarella.
    Zuppa Di Pesce: Composed of bread or crackers soaked in fish soup.
    Wines: Capri Bianco, Ischia, red Gragnano, Falerno, Monte Procida.
  • SHOPPING CENTRES:

NAPLES

Gloves and handbags: Barra, 27-28 Via San Carlo.
Jewellery, cameos, tortoise shell: A. de Caro, 169-171 Santa Lucia; G. Apa, Torre del Greco; M. & G. Donadio, 137-139, Santa Lucia; del Porto, 165, Santa Lucia.
Men’s Shops: S. Balbi, 260 Via Chiaia; Corrado de Ciccio, 82 Via Chiaia; G. Marino, 248 Via Roma; M. Balbi, 266 Via Roma.
Sportswear: Luisa Spagnoli, 200 Via Chiaia.
Leather goods: Piccini, 145 Via Chiaia.
Italian shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo, 60 Piazza Martiri.

SORRENTO

Linens: A. E. Fiorentino, 28 Via Luigi de Maio; A. Di Leva, 144 Corsa Italia; T. Gargiulo, 152 Corsa Italia.

ROME

Leather goods: Antinori, 45-47 Via Francesca Crispi; Righini, 45 Piazza de Spagna.
Jewellery: Bulgari, Via Condotti; Furst, Via Vissolati; G. Tutuzi, 21 Via Sistina.
Gloves: A. Manco, Piazza de Spagna; Luisa Spagnoli, Via Veneto.
Ties, scarves, dressing gowns; Brioni, 79 Via Barberini; Son and Man, Via Condotti.
Men’s shops: Ibbas, Via Condotti; Cucci, 67 Via Condotti.

  • RATE OF EXCHANGE:
    1730 Lire to £1 approximately.

Sunrise – 05.21 hours. Sunset – 18.45 hours.

Average temperature – 51 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beirut

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With particular regard to shopping facilities, only a few of the many stores are mentioned. It is possible you will find others which you may prefer to those we have listed.

BEIRUT

Cunard 9

  • NAME OF LANDING PLACE
    The Breakwater.
  • BATHING FACILITIES, ETC.
    June to October: Sandy beaches, 3 miles south of Beirut, or from St. George’s Hotel.
    Hotels with swimming pools: Phoenica, Commodore, Excelsior and Carlton.
  • PRINCIPAL RESTAURANTS
    The ‘l’Age d’Or’ Grill of Hotel Phoenicia, St. George’s Grill, Quo Vadis, Lucullus, Bucarest. With dancing: Paon Rouge, Caves du Roy, and El Morocco. Arabic food: Al Ajami, Mansour and La Grotte aux Pigeons.
  • CASINO
    Casino du Liban at Maameltein, half-hour north of Beirut; games – roulette, baccarat, chemin de der and boule. Admission £L.2.00

Cunard 10

  • CABARETS
    Caves du Roy, El Morocco, Baccarat, Casbah, Paon Rouge and Capitole. Shows start about 11.00 p.m.

  • SPECIALITIES OF FOOD AND WIN:
    Tabouli (salad of crushed wheat and green vegetables).
    Shwarma (lamb grilled over charcoal).
    Halawi (sweet pastry with honey and syrup).
    Local wines: reasonable in cost and quality.
    Local spirit: Arak (Aniseed flavour).
  • SHOPPING CENTRES
    Main shopping area bounded by Av. des. Francais, Rue Allenby, Rue Weygand and Rue George Ricot.
    Damascus brocade and inlay work.
    Silverware and copperware.
    Persian rugs.
    Asfar Brothers – next to S. George Hotel.
    Pap George’s Oriental Stores – next to Asfar Brothers.
    Tarazi – St. Georges St.
    Abdul Sattar and Sones – opposite Palm Beach Hotel.
    Sarkis – St. Georges St.
    Malek and Co. – 2nd floor, Halaby Bldg. Hand knit dresses and suits.
    Hotel Phoenicia.
  • PRINCIPAL CHURCHES
    Presbyterian: American Community Church.
    Anglican: All Saints Church.
    Roman Catholic: Saint Elie, Rue Hanira.
  • RATE OF EXCHANGE
    £L8 to £1 (Sterling)

Sunrise – 05.01 hours. Sunset – 18.14 hours.

Average temperature – 59 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

Concert programme, 15 April

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R.M.S. “MAURETANIA”
Mediterranean Cruise

Captain J. TREASURE JONES, R.D., R.N.R.
BRENT JENKINS, Cruise Director


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Thursday, 15 April 1965

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RECITAL

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“Czardas”

Monti

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From the Ballet “Swan Lake”

Tchaikowsky

(a) Scene
(b) Dance of the Swans
(c) Polonaise
(d) Hungarian Dance

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“Tales from the Vienna Woods”

Strauss

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“Music Box”

Liadow

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“Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2”

Liszt