Edward Elgar was returning, by ship from Cincinnati .....from his diary entries it doesn't look like the voyage of the century -
21st "Began to be wet & cooler - dreadfully bored - No shovel board & no one to talk to -"
22nd"Voyage all much the same. Took refuge in reading Monte Cristo & Vingt ans après -"
23rd"Rain fog etc etc
24th"Fog all the time -"