FLOATING Playgrounds Keep Ocean Travelers Fit (Sep, 1930)

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FLOATING Playgrounds Keep Ocean Travelers Fit

No longer must bored travelers pace the pitching decks or remain curled up in a chair while the tedious hours of the ocean voyage slip slowly by. Every deck on the modern liner is now a fully equipped playground, designed to keep the traveler fit and contented.

PERHAPS the most potent reason for the increasing’ popularity of sea-travel is the extraordinary lengths to which the larger steamship lines have gone to keep the passengers amused and contented.

The very latest addition to the sea-going playground is the regulation tennis court, completely enclosed with wire netting, which has recently been installed on the boat deck of the Hamburg-American liner New York. When not being used for the racket game, the court makes an excellent quoits court, the net stretched waist high adding a handicap which calls for more skill than the ordinary deck quoits.

The smooth hard-wood surfaces of the promenade deck are now being fenced off for bowling and duck pins, while the boat deck is equipped with areas for quoits and shuffle-board. Below decks may be found luxurious swimming pools.

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