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Linerrich
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posted 08-01-2006 09:10 AM      Profile for Linerrich   Email Linerrich   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There is a new collection of photos taken aboard the NORMANDIE, in the wonderful website:

www.garemaritime.com

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.

Rich


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Ernst
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posted 08-01-2006 09:24 AM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thank you for posting the link to this excellent website - I like the films.
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bearbuns
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posted 08-01-2006 09:57 AM      Profile for bearbuns        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Extraordinary!!! What a wonderful website. Thank you so much for sharing this. I loved the picture of her "roll"...it brought back similar memories of my childhood crossings long ago! I treasure the family photos I have from that era from my crossings on the old Norwegian Amerika Line and my husband's family on various German ships.

Thanks again Linerrich...Cheers, Penny


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desirod7
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posted 08-01-2006 10:06 AM      Profile for desirod7     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

I love to see the mortal class facilities. If I were a traveller in the 1930's it would be my experience.


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NAL
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posted 08-01-2006 10:09 AM      Profile for NAL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Really good pictures of the Normandie....interier and exterier. Some of the interier are mis-marked,
however. The main lounge on more than one occasion is refered to as the "smoke" [smoking]
room. Nice to see some of the public rooms other than first class ones.....a rarity. The winter garden
is marked as "another" public room. Very worth one's time to browse.

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Linerrich
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posted 08-01-2006 10:31 AM      Profile for Linerrich   Email Linerrich   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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.

Rich


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J.S.S.Normandie
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posted 08-01-2006 12:55 PM      Profile for J.S.S.Normandie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great website. Finally a picture of ther tourist class dining room! Thanks for posting.
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lasuvidaboy
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posted 08-01-2006 02:39 PM      Profile for lasuvidaboy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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.


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BigUFan
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posted 08-01-2006 04:50 PM      Profile for BigUFan   Author's Homepage   Email BigUFan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Rich, thanks for posting that site. Fantastic shots. I've never seen much of Normandie's interiors other than the first class dining salon and the grand staircase. The tourist class dining room is pretty nice for a room that isn't first class. I could see myself in there.

The third class rooms are, well, third class alright. My wife thought one was a room in a barracks.


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Vaccaro
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posted 08-02-2006 01:58 AM      Profile for Vaccaro   Author's Homepage   Email Vaccaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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.


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desirod7
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posted 08-02-2006 08:34 AM      Profile for desirod7     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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While few would challenge the grandeur of NORMANDIE's First Class accommodation, it has been argued that second and third class fell
well below that of her immediate competitor, QUEEN MARY - added to which, BOTH were at the stern (QM had third class forward - while you
get 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 Laing

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