NCL: Norway – France Brief History
This History folder would have been in your welcome packet when you came onboard and was loaded with all sorts of Information about the France and her later conversion to the Norway. Packed with all sorts of fact and figures from the ships long life.
French Line: 2 Champlain Menus dated 14 September 1932
2 French Maiden menus from the Cabin Liner Champlain one lunch and one dinner dated 14 September 1936. Both show some browning and some light staining … probably some flecks from dinner and lunch that have aged over time.
Interesting Plan for the Paquebot France … showing the cooling circulation system (Using a French to English translator). Cleary stamped from the Chantiers De L’Atlantique builders yard unfolds to over 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. Removed from the ship while she was Laid up in Florida.
The Paris was such a cool ship with a habit of catching on fire. This card interestingly has the Olympic sailing by in the background. Unused and no writing.
2 lovely cards for the French SS Paris. Probably one of the most unappreciated ships of the French Line fleet … but a truly wonderful ship. One has been used … and one is unsent and unwritten on.
Lovely large size Daragnes still life menu for the tourist class dated in 1938/ One of the best cover designs ever … and in fantastic shape!
Great brochure for the Mayan cruises in 1974-75aboard the French stunner Mermoz. The Mermoz was “dedicated to the good life and the brochure covers all aspects of how the good life aboard the ship was defined. 2 pages of fully colored deck plans … this brochure is very nice!
Great flyer for the French stunner Mermoz. The wine was free and the cruises were full of fun and sun. there were 2 different cruises … both started and ended at San Juan. Great color pictures .. I bet those crepes suzette served in the dining room were amazing! I have the brochure listed for this set of cruises as well!
Great brochure with colorful deckplans for the French stunner Mermoz. The wine was free and the cruises were full of fun and sun. there were 2 different cruises … both started and ended at San Juan. Great color pictures .. I bet those crepes suzette served in the dining room were amazing!
One of my favorite post war brochures for French Liners … I call this the medallion brochure since the cover has art shows the 3 souvenir medallions that were created for the ships … and could be bought in their gift shops. Pink and gold accents and lots of interior photos fill this brochure for these 3 French ladies. This is in excellent condition and looks like it was never opened.
Great Little tables from the Amazing little French combo colonial liner Tahitien which finished her days cruising as the Atalante for Paradise Cruises. As built the little lady had beautiful post war French Deco interiors .. and many of these elements like these tables survived right up until she was scrapped in 2005. Buddy peter Knego saved these tables as well as other items from the ship and they sold out almost immediately. I have decided to part with my pair … and I am sure they will go to a great home. From the patinaed wood construction to their glorious solid brass feet … these are stunning. Solid used condition just as they came off the ship. The shipping calculator will not be correct… I will need to quote shipping.
NCL used every marketing ploy available to keep the Norway booked to capacity throughout her life … and they did so in part by playing on the Ships History as the “France- last of the Great Transatlantic Liners”. A smart move on their part … it certainly added to the mystique of the great ship and probably kept folks coming back for more. These framed cabin plaques were used to explain that rich history and hung throughout all cabins onboard. These do have some signs of everyday wear and tear … but I can only believe a scant few must have been saved. Own your own piece of her history today!
Great little “circle in a square” ashtray for the Norway. Excellent unused condition.
I think this was the final premier brochure done for the Ile … and it is exceptionally gorgeous. Full of Interior photos and the lovely MMarie centerfold. This will be a post War centerpiece to your Ile De France collection. Fine Mint condition
The best brochure done for the little Flandre. Full of large interior photos and the lovely MMarie Centerfold. Excellent, excellent condition.
Lovely dinner menu dated September 18 1936 for the over the top deco Normandie. The menu is written in both French and English and included chef’s suggestions! the cover art is recessed in an embossed frame .. just gorgeous! The maiden is wrapped in a red shaw and is watching 2 men beach a small boa. Small wine stain on the cover.
Lovely dinner menu dated September 18 1936 for the over the top deco Normandie. The menu is written in both French and English and included chef’s suggestions! the cover art is recessed in an embossed frame .. just gorgeous! Maiden #2 is carrying a basket
A modern Placement for the De Grasse of 1924. This has a very heavy cork backing I suppose it could be used as a lap writing board. The De Grasse barely survived WW2 and was rebuilt to initiate the French Line service when the hostilities ended. Excellent shape.
Simply the nicest brochure ever done for the little French ship. Know as the “Flounder” for her limping into NY Harbor on her maiden voyage. This brochure is filled with great interior photos and an outstanding centerfold portrait. Lovely heavy stock cover with a vibrant color portrait of the ship and her “shield” symbol.
Great little SS France menu from May 1973 … lovely embossed cover and excellent shape.
Probably the most exquisite top notch deluxe deck plan ever done for a ship .. and of course it is for the unforgettable Normandie. The trifold plan is in excellent pristine condition … it looks like this was kept in a drawer for the past 75+ years.
Best brochure done for the lovely post war Liberte. This the early version of this brochure that was filled with renderings and was redesigned after the Liberte came into service and packed with Photos … this is an excellent brochure! The centerfold is an incredible Starboard photo of the Liberte. A must have item for this lovely vessel.
Gosh-darned-rootin-tootin best brochure done for the lovely post war lle. Her interiors were mostly redesigned and upgraded … but they NEVER lost their early deco influences. Packed with Photos …this is an excellent brochure! Outstanding Marin Marie Centerfold of this beauty that would make Hugh Hefner blush if he liked ships like he likes the gals.!
Lovely set of playing cards in excellent condition. Gold edges and great house flag and undersea graphics including frolicking mermaids!
Lovely white souvenir hat ribbon from the mighty France!