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Most of these photos were taken by passengers on board her sailings, and show people and everyday events taking place in her lounges and on her decks--it really gives you the feeling of being there.
This excellent website also has some great videos of historic liners of the past.
Thanks again Linerrich...Cheers, Penny
I love to see the mortal class facilities. If I were a traveller in the 1930's it would be my experience.
quote:Originally posted by desirod7:I love to see the mortal class facilities. If I were a traveller in the 1930's it would be my experience.
I think that even though most of us fantasize about travelling in the lavish First Class aboard the classic liners, the reality is that most of us here would have sailed 2nd or 3rd Class. Just like flying today: how many of us pay for and fly First Class? There is the same price disparity in flying as there was in sailing back in those days.
quote:Originally posted by Linerrich:I think that even though most of us fantasize about travelling in the lavish First Class aboard the classic liners, the reality is that most of us here would have sailed 2nd or 3rd Class. Just like flying today: how many of us pay for and fly First Class? There is the same price disparity in flying as there was in sailing back in those days.Rich
My grandparents and parents were lucky to travel 1st class on all their transatlantic crossings do to the fact that the fares were paid for by their businesses. Like today, many business people have it in their contracts that they fly 1st on two class planes or business class on three class planes. The higher ups always go 1st. In the 1950s, 1st class airfare (there was only 1st class in those days) on BOAC as an example was higher than a 1st class cabin on any 5-day ship. In 1952 due to time constraints, they flew over on BOAC from NYC to London and returned on the ssUS. The total roundtrip fare was around $1500.00 per person. Travel was very pricy in those days.
The third class rooms are, well, third class alright. My wife thought one was a room in a barracks.
quote:Originally posted by J.S.S.Normandie:Great website. Finally a picture of ther tourist class dining room! Thanks for posting.
JSS, there have been one on this forum for more than 6 years... in this thread.
Thanks Rich for the link. The MORRO CASTLE section is very interesting too.
quote: While few would challenge the grandeur of NORMANDIE's First Class accommodation, it has been argued that second and third class fellwell below that of her immediate competitor, QUEEN MARY - added to which, BOTH were at the stern (QM had third class forward - while youget plenty of motion, you are spared the vibration - which could be pretty bad). I have not seen a passenger breakdown by class, but wonder if the Queen Mary's greater popularity was partly based on her better second/third class service.Peter, in sunny Guernsey
Peter, in sunny Guernsey
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