It was the Golden Age of British passenger shipping, when new liners were still being constructed and the finest liners afloat, the Cunard Queens, were at their peak. The airplane had still to overtake the ocean liner as the "only way to travel" and wouldn't do so until the early 1960s. What the liner lost in speed, it certainly made up for in luxury. British liners still ruled the waves, setting sail almost daily to the United States and Canada and weekly to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. They carried the mail and emigrants to the countries of the Commonwealth and to the US and South America. William H. MIller gives us a visual feast of the best of British passenger shipping in an era when Britain still ruled the waves.