M/S Kungsholm was the most luxurious ship in the Swedish America Line. Finished and launched in Gothenburg 1928, its interior is what distinguished Kungsholm from other ships in the line. It was made to show the best of Swedish industrial arts and handicrafts and to let the whole world see 'Swedish grace'.
Mrs America is used symbolically in this film - representing the idea of pride that seemed to rub off when the Swede became American via this ocean link. M/S Kungsholm was made to show that the Swedes were sophisticated and elegant people, just like Mrs America.