Instead of having to scale scaffolding or ladders to reach the upper decks of the ship Transvaal Castle, they were able to use a lift.
Built for the UK-based Union-Castle Line for their service between Southampton and Durban, in South Africa, the RMS Transvaal Castle was 760ft long and weighed in at a whopping 32,697 tonnes.
She plied the South African route until 1977, when she found a new life as a cruise ship and was renamed the SS Festivale.
Sadly, as new, bigger and better ships were launched, the SS Festivale began to show her age.
After being laid up for a few years, the ship was eventually sold to an Indian firm and scrapped, in Alang, in 2003.