With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian

Cunard Line

Introducing The New

O this page I feature a brochure that I have in my vast collection of brochures, of the RMS Carinthia, being the ship that commenced my extensive feature on the “Saxonia Class liners” which will be fully explained on the introduction page!

This remarkable brochure was printed around the time the Carinthia having been launched, but released long before her being delivered to Cunard and having made her maiden voyage from Liverpool on June 27, 1956. Thus all images are delightful pieces of artwork, which makes this first ever brochure of the Carinthia all the more special!

Under the various images I have included the original copy, which I have taken directly from the brochure. This will give us the feel of Ocean travel of yesteryear as the language and descriptions were so very different then!

I trust that you will enjoy the treasures to be found on this page. However, as I do own this historic brochure, I would greatly appreciate that should you wish to copy and/or use any of these images for any reason whatsoever that you seek my permission to do so. Please mail me at …

Front and back cover of this folded brochure

I have decided not to use Photoshop and remove the creases, which I usually do


This copy is seen upon opening the brochure – a fill width image of the Carinthia is inside


The image in the brochure covers four folds

Note: I have removed the folds from this image and improved the image with Photoshop as it was rather messy!

Copy: The New ‘CARINTHIA’ passing Quebec on her way up the St Lawrence river to Montreal.

First Class


The Main Lounge

Copy: Regency grace distinguishes the charming First Class Lounge, which has an oval dance floor, and large bow windows which look out on the Promenade Deck.

Smoking Room and Cocktail Bar


The Restaurant

Copy: The beautiful First Class Restaurant is panelled in grey sycamore and engraved mirrors. The concealed lighting subtly suggests the lustre of eighteenth-century chandeliers.

Outside twin bedded stateroom

Copy: Restful comfort is the keynote of the ‘CARINTHIA’S’ First Class Staterooms, which are decorated in a variety of delightful schemes. They are all on Main deck and all have adjoining bath or shower.

Both Classes



Tourist Class 


Main Lounge and Ballroom

Copy: The largest public room in the ship, the Tourist Lounge has a big central dance floor. Strikingly decorated it is an ideal centre for a gay variety of shipboard pleasures.

The Soda Fountain

Copy: A fantasy on then iron trellis-work of early Victorian days, the Soda Fountain is equipped with all the latest gleaming devices for the preparation of sundaes and milk-shakes.

The Restaurant

Copy: Bright with the Pompeian decorative colourings of black, terra-cotta, and green, the big Tourist Restaurant, which like all the “CATHINHIA’S’ principal public rooms, is air-conditioned, extends the full width of the ship.

Outside four berth cabin

Copy: Power points for electric razors and reading lights are features of the bright and inviting Tourist Staterooms, which are equipped with all the comforts of home.

Please Note: As I do own this historic brochure, I would greatly appreciate that should you wish to copy and/or use any of these images for any reason whatsoever that you seek my permission to do so. Please mail me (See photo notes below on how to locate my email address). 

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