TRAVELLING TO MALTA IN THE 1930's (Notes from a 1930's Malta Guide Book)

Travel by the PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL LINE (P&O) Steamers, the KHEDIVIAL MAIL LINE, or the COMMONWEALTH LINE and you are sure to travel without inconvenience and you will soon realise that cares and worries are forgotten. You have freedom of movement not obtainable on a corridor train de luxe, can indulge in all kinds of sports and amusements ; the accommodation and cuisine on the big liners is equal to that of a really first-class hotel, at marvellously cheap inclusive fares, and you aviod the worries of changing trains, different hotels, transfer of luggage, and other anxieties which are inseperable from other forms of travel.

On a pleasure trip in the Mediterranean you will capture an entirely new and exhilarating sensation of carefree happiness. Peace of mind, creature comforts, and recreation are the impressive features of sailing in the Mediterranean.

LONDON TO MALTA BY SEA

(1) All sea route by P&O steamer leaving London generally every other Friday and arriving every other Sunday - 9 Days trip

Fare, 1st Class from £20. 2nd Class from £14.

 (2) All sea route by the COMMONWEALTH LINE, One Class, Monthly, 6 days trip

Single Fare £10, Return Fare £18

(3) Across the English Channel

(a) Via Marsielles and thence by Mail Line - 3 and a half days trip

P&O Fare 1st Class from £18.16 Shillings. Fare 2nd Class from £12.16 Shillings

KHEDIVIAL MAIL LINE Fare 1st Class £14.16 Shillings. 2nd Class £12.6 Shillings. 3rd Class £10.6 Shillings.

(b) Via Modane, Rome and Syracuse - 3 Days Trip

Fare 1st Class £16.18 Shillings. 2nd Class £11.11 Shillings.

KHEDIVIAL MAIL LINE

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SYRACUSE TO MALTA BY MAIL BOAT

Departures from Syracuse daily, except Saturdays, at 4 p.m.

Departures from Malta daily, except Fridays, at Midnight - 8 hours trip.

There are 33 First Class two-berth cabins and 9 Second Class with 32 berths.

Fare 1st Class, £1.16 Shillings. 2nd Class £1.8 Shillings.

The new Mail Service between Malta and Syracuse was inagurated on the 21st February 1930, when the new Royal Mail Boat "KNIGHT OF MALTA" specially built after the design of Messrs Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Ltd., to meet the modern requirements of travelling in comfort, performed the maiden trip.

The Lady Strickland launched this handsomely modelled single-screw Mail and Passenger Liner in October 1929.

 Old Malta

Royal Mail Boat "KNIGHT OF MALTA" at Valletta

AIR - FLYING BOAT - ROME, NAPLES and SYRACUSE to MALTA and TRIPOLI.

There is also an "AIR SERVICE" of the ALA LITTORIA S.A. flying between Rome, Naples, Syracuse Malta and Tripoli. The Seaplane leaves Rome every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and returns the following day from Tripoli. The trip from Syracuse to Malta takes about one hour, and the hour of departure varies according to season.

The fare Syracuse to Malta is £2.6 Shillings. This service connects with the daily Rome to London air service.

Malta Flying Boat service

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