"Those of whom the adventure of travel is a glorified excitement are fortunate in possessing the spirit of Magellan. But many of these, financially and nautically speaking, are in the straits of ways and means. However, this necessity for considering cost merely adds to the ultimate thrill of thrills...that ecstasy of suddenly finding an unexpected depth of purse by which one can afford a long desired almost out-of-reach voyage. This extra depth of purse is the new magic of the Holland America Line that brings the romance of travel within the reach of anyone with vacation leisure and means to live simply. It is glorious magic under the impressive name of Tourist Class."

-Holland America Tourist Class "Ahoy" Brochure, 1933