Probably tomorrow for the timetable bits.
Purser - as in someone who holds the purse strings, among other duties.
Ah, yes, that's it, I thought my spelling didn't look right!
And thanks for the timetables.
I used to have on VHS a BTF (British Transport Films) programme called "The Travel Game" made in 1958; I must have recorded it off the TV at some point. It was about a journey on the Hoek Continental from London Liverpool Street and all the continental connections that could be made from the boat: through trains to Switzerland; Denmark; etc.
Unfortunately it has never been available to buy unlike many other films made by the company.