To Prudential-Grace Lines.


"Beautiful homes-at-sea are provided by the two luxury sister ships, Santa Rosa and Santa Paula - liners which have won a wide and enthusiastic following among travelers who know their ships. With a displacement of 17,000 tons, and a capacity of 225 first-class passengers, they combine the modern conveniences of a large liner with the friendly atmosphere of a private yacht. Specially designed for warm weather cruising, the innovations introduced in their construction continue to provide unique shipboard features. Staterooms are larger than ordinary, and are all outside; each has a private bath and intra-ship telephone service. All public rooms are on the promenade deck where their wide windows capture every breeze. Galleys are aft on the boat deck where cooking odors are magically wafted away. Exceptional space is provided for deck-chair rest and relaxation as well as shipboard sports, with the featured attraction a big outdoor tiled swimming pool, adjoined by an attractive beach deck and a fully equipped gymnasium. The ships have been completely redecorated, refurbished and modernized after their galant war service; and provided with up-to-the-minute equipment to insure comfort, speed, efficiency and safety. They have the very latest type of moving-picture equipment, a public address system, a fine orchestra and varied facilities for deck games. Thus equipped, these twin liners offer you the comfort of an attractively furnished country home together with the diversions of your favorite club."

See also this page for a colour photo of the Santa Rosa and a short description of the ship.

"The main dining room, two decks high, has tall windows opening on the promenade deck and a dome which rolls back to give an al fresco atmosphere, adding zest to Grace Line's famous cuisine."

"The Georgian living room is a spacious, beautifully furnished room, favored by the bridge players. Forward on the promenade deck, it features French windows opening on solarium-like palm courts."

"A collection of carefully selected books and magazines, together with comfortable furniture, wide windows, and conveniently placed lights make the library a charming retreat for reading and letter-writing."

From a 1949 Grace Line cruise brochure w/rates and deck plans.

See this page for more views of these ships.

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This page last updated December 11, 2005.