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Here are photos of the Carla C.
Here is the Pallas Athena Itinerary from Epirotiki Preview 1994 brochure.As you know, she caught fire on Mar 24, 1994. Therefore she has never cruised on the itinerary below.
quote:Originally posted by TCSsa:Hi!!I have a question about the FLANDRE/CARLA COSTA. THe first picture you posted shows the First Class lounge on the FLANDRE,outside the weindows it looks like an inside promenade Deck.WHen Costa bought the FLANDRE did they replace public rooms on that deck with cabins?? I always thought the CARLA had a limited amount of public rooms on the PRomenade Deck where the main Lido deck was!!TCS.
There were 12 first class cabins just forward of Grand Salon(First photo) on Upper Promenade Deck on the Flandre.
The Grand Salon is sutiated between Enclosed Promenade decks. so you may see the doors in the first photo. rest of area was first class public rooms(Reading room, Private Bar, Sprots room and smoking room) and outside Swimming pool.
When she sailed as Carla C, 12 cabins were removed and created into Observation Lounge(Full width), Bar and Lounge.Grand Salon transformed into Card room(portside), Cinema(midship) Reading room remains same location. Sports room and Private Bar were transformed to Half part of Grand Salon(former Smoking room area) thus Grand Salon was moved bit forward to create Lido Bar and Dessing Rooms.
Rich will explain more info on Carla C.
[ 02-23-2006: Message edited by: Ocean Liners ]
Carla C had newly built outdoor swimming pool on Sun Deck.
quote:Originally posted by TCSsa:WHere were the 2nd class public rooms on the FLANDRE?? Wasnt the ANTILLES much more sumptuous than the FLANDRE?? TCS
WHere were the 2nd class public rooms on the FLANDRE?? Wasnt the ANTILLES much more sumptuous than the FLANDRE??
The Cabin Class (2nd C.) public rooms were all located aft on FLANDRE/ANTILLES, the highest being on Promenade Deck, which had a large, glassed in Promenade, the Library, Children's Room, and a small pool as well as open deck at the fantail. Costa converted this space into cabins, added a chapel, 2 elevators, a health club, and removed the pool.
On Main Deck aft, where CARLA C. had all cabins, originally was the Cabin Class Smoking Room to portside, Cabin Class Lounge to starboard, and 32 cabins.
One down on "A" Deck (Costa's Continental Deck) were the smallish Cabin Class Dining Room and 18 cabins right aft. Costa extended the dining room all the way aft, replacing the cabins.
Tourist Class (3rd C.) public rooms were located forward on Main Deck, which consisted of a small dining room and a small lounge only. Costa converted the dining room into 4 cabins, and the other spaces became crew areas.
As to which ship was the more lavish, from all photos I've seen they were pretty much the same. If anything, the FLANDRE would have been more luxurious, since she was placed on the more prestigious North American service.
quote:Originally posted by Linerrich:One down on "A" Deck (Costa's Continental Deck) were the smallish Cabin Class Dining Room and 18 cabins right aft. Costa extended the dining room all the way aft, replacing the cabins.Rich
In addition, Continental Lounge was the first class Dining Room, the small well was created into Barber shop and Beauty shop off the foyer on the Main Deck.
Children's Dining Room(Starboard) was converted into two cabins.
[ 02-24-2006: Message edited by: Ocean Liners ]
Incidentally for those interested : Flandre refers to the French part of the old county of Flanders.The Belgian part of Flanders, is I think, referred to in the pluriel : "Flandres"
quote:Originally posted by Johan:Carla C seems much more exciting interiorwise than FlandreJ
I suspect that is true of most modern cruise ships over classic liners. (I can already hear the cries of dissent!)
But as grand and elegant as the main salons of the ocean liners were, the range and function of these rooms were somewhat limited. Today's floating resorts offer many more amenities, selections and different types of venues, available to all passengers.
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