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1939 brochure for P & O winter cruises (UK)

$50.00 CAD

– Sold Out

Travel brochure with superb cover art. Iconic enough that posters were sold of this image.

Brochure issued during time the world was heading towards the end of an era, with WW2 looming.

Cruises leaving in January aboard the “Strathmore” and “Viceroy of India”.

S.S. Viceroy of India:

  • 46 days
  • Fares from 92 Guineas
  • Leaves London 20th January 1939, return 7th march
  • Dakar, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, …Cape Town…

The "Viceroy of India" was lost in WW2.

S.S. Strathmore:

  • 32 days
  • Fares from 64 Guineas
  • Leaves London 14th January 1939, return 15th February
  • Las Palmas, Barbados, Curacao, …Madeira…

Many photos of onboard life and destinations 

Colour route map on back cover.

Stamp on back for London UK travel agency.

40 pages.

5” x 7.5”


Artist/Photographer: Norman WILKINSON C.B.E., P.P.R.I., R.O.I., R.S.M.A., H.R.W.S.
Date: c.1939
Medium: Offset lithograph cover printed on paper
Description: Brochure cover for "P&O Winter Cruises" in 1939
Featured Ships: STRATHMORE (1935) , VICEROY OF INDIA (1929)
P&O Ref: AC-02683-00



Norman Wilkinson CBE RI (24 November 1878 – 31 May 1971) was a British artist who usually worked in oils, watercolors and drypoint. He was primarily a marine painter, but he was also an illustrator, poster artist, and wartime camoufleur.

P&O Cruises is a British/American cruise line based at Carnival House in Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. Originally a constituent of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world, having operated the world's first commercial passenger ships in the early 19th century.