Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.
$18.64 Was All You Needed to Cross the Atlantic Round-Trip, in 1894
by Owen James Burke
From a New York Times article published on July 15, 1894:
Even in the 19th century, $18.64 was not a lot to pay for a trip, with service, across an ocean — and back. Sadly, that golden age of travel is over.