Current Travel News
AMONG the brochures issued by Ship- ping companies this year it would be difficult to find any more interestingly informatiVe than the Canadian Pacific Guide to Cruises and the Lamport and Holt Company's Shore Excursions., The former is an example of really' efficient presentation of facts. Between the pages of cruise itineraries, short descriptions of the ports of call, and often of their history; have been given. To the prospective passenger who finds the choice of a cruise difficult, these sketches should be a great help. In each itinerary the hour of sailing and of arrival at each port is shown together with in- formation concerning the number of hours spent there and the distance in nautical miles to the next destination. On page 1 of this brochure are detailed the length of time spent. on each of the 18 cruises available, ports of embarkation, ports called at, countries in which the latter are situated, and an indication of which cruises will pay them a visit. The first of the cruises enumerated in the C.P.R. list will begin on May 18th. The whole of the range will be undertaken either by the Montrose ' or the ' Montclare.' Princi- pally Spanish and North African resorts will be visited. Fares for each deck and cabin are clearly given in the guide.
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The Lamport and Holt line Shore Excur- sions booklet (actually there are two, one for the Voltaire ' and one for the Vandyck ') helps to overcome one of the main problems facing the cruise passenger, who as a rule has no real conception of the outlay likely to be necessary to the proper enjoyment of his holiday. The cost of one's cabin is of course known at the out- set and the cost of tips and ordinary-inci- dentals can be computed approximately, but shore excursions are a different matter. They may be numerous or few, costly or otherwise. Messrs. Lamport and Holt tell you candidly what you are likely to be let - in for on their cruises. Under each cruise heading they have taken the trouble to tabulate the maximum number of Excur- sions possible at each port and the' recog- nized fare for each. Shore Excursions is a handy compilation for any cruise-goer who wishes to be acquainted with the excursion facilities offered at the recognized cruising ports of Europe and North Africa: It is issued free by the company.
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