White Star Line is said to have had the best service and the best culinary experiences on the Atlantic. What might a restock of her stores have been in either New York or Southampton have been? I'm very curious.
The really big things would have been to refuel the ship, send the dirty linen ashore and restock the provisions. While this might sound trivial, it was all done by hand and took a few days to accomplish.
The switch to oil post war would have taken a lot of the manual labour out of that chore and spared the hotel staff the drudgery of cleaning up all the coal dust which got into everything but the rest would still have come aboard by way of sheer muscle power.