Out of curiosity, I looked up my relatives who came to the U.S. via Ellis Island. The only one I could find was my maternal grandma, who traveled from Austria via France to the U.S.A. Here is the ship she came on: http://www.greatoceanliners.net/latouraine.html A far cry from the Magic, especially since I'm guessing she wasn't in first class! I highly recommend combing through the Ellis Island records, as they list the ship and port of origin and also have the manifests. Quite an eye opener on how ships have changed in the span between being mainly transportation and the switch-over to pleasure cruising. I wonder what my grandma would think if she could see the way I crossed the Atlantic!