THE Caronia and Carmania are sisterships. So what is true of one is true of the other. These cabin ships have a very special atmosphere which accounts for the way intelligent people feel about them. You might call it a sheltered atmosphere. You can leave your armor off and relax....
--Cunard Advertisment

“Probably the thing that will fascinate you most will be your own stateroom.... The details everywhere are worth making a note of.” Details small and large were the hallmark of Caronia and Carmania. Cabin walls were adorned with silk wall hangings with a chintz pattern; the bedding and drapes were also made of silk. The largest rooms aboard the liners afforded passengers their own private baths with “a tub that would not cramp Harvard’s most superior athlete.” And of course all rooms featured the convenience of hot and cold running water.

Rooms aboard Caronia and Carmania had a distinctly British feel to them. The rooms had subtle refinement that was sure to be enjoyed by passengers. The lounge, with its Jacobean grapevine ornamentation and Queen Anne style sitting chairs, must have been an inviting social room to passengers. Company advertisements declared the room “so pleasantly and familiarly English, you’ll immediately label it homelike.” The writing room aboard Caronia and Carmania was divided to prevent a sense of being “home seated out in the great open spaces.” The gayly colored carpet managed to be discreet in color and pattern, and the room was brightly lit by both artificial and natural light, which streamed through large windows. The desks and other appointments were pronounced to be “nicely and correctly done.” Overall, the room must have been superlatively enjoyable and a warm and welcome retreat for fountain-penning a letter.

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