Remember the stories that your parents used to tell about prices so low that you could barely imagine them?
Taking inflation out of the equation – because it ruins all of the fun if we don’t – it really is a great joy to close your eyes and picture the days of five cent bottles of soda, brand new cars at a few hundred dollars, and other items that had cost a very small fraction of what they do today.
Assuming you enjoy that imaginative endeavor and have taken a cruise sometime in the past 10 years, you’re sure to enjoy this ad from the Bermuda-Atlantic S.S. Company offering a Bermudian cruise for a mere $40:
Promising Bermuda to be “a paradise on earth,” the 1909 ad raves about the island’s lush foliage and warm seas, while throwing in a guarantee of sporting events to make the trip even more interesting. Providing an added bang for your buck is the fact that your $40 includes stateroom, berth, and all meals.
For more information on cruising to Bermuda in modern times, click here. To learn more about Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard, where many visiting cruise ships dock, click here. For a detailed look at the island’s many beautiful accommodations, click here.