Tonnage 29,500 tons Length 683 feet Record Speed . . . 26.1 knots Capacity . . . 1,000 passengers. Modern American Living At Sea is yours aboard the S. S. Independence and her sister ship, s. s. Constitution. First completely air-conditioned transatlantic luxury liners, these great ships provide frequent, rapid service to all Europe via the Mediterranean. Sailing the pleasant sun-Lane Route to Europe with 87% rain-free days . . . provides a wonderful introduction to your trip. American designs, American fabrics . . . even an American soda fountain and true American hospitality characterize the friendly informality and fine service on the S. S. Independence and the constitution. The stunning Sea Island Club. . . charming Independence (or Constitution) Lounge . . the gay Boat 'n Bottle Bar . . . set the scene for many good times. All staterooms in First and Cabin Class have their own private bathrooms and are completely convertible from restful bedrooms at night to spacious living rooms by day.