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Third Class on the French Line - 1938

Front Cover, Third Class on the French Line Featuring the Ile de France, Champlain, Lafayette, Paris, and Normanide.

Front Cover, Third Class on the French Line Featuring the Ile de France, Champlain, Lafayette, Paris, and Normanide. April 1938. GGA Image ID # 11aa604c28

Today, Third Class accommodations on the magnificent steamers of the French Line are comparable to the First Class accommodations of not so many years ago.

During the last decade of mechanical and scientific advancement, the French Line has been quick to adopt all new devices provided by modern inventive genius which might contribute to the convenience, comfort and pleasure of ocean travel.

The Normandie, Ile de France, Paris, Champlain and Lafayette combine economy and efficiency in fulfilling the most discriminating requirements. Their Third Class accommodations cannot help but bring you all satisfaction.

SS Ile de France

The SS Ile de France of the CGT-French Line.

The SS Ile de France of the CGT-French Line. GGA Image ID # 11a53a73fe

The Ile de France, a marvel in shipbuilding achievement, offers comfortable accommodations in Third Class . . . spacious decks, social halls, attractive commodious smoking and game rooms to guarantee a comfortable and pleasant voyage.

Two-Berth Cabin with Hot and Cold Running Water. SS Ile de France.

Two-Berth Cabin with Hot and Cold Running Water. SS Ile de France. GGA Image ID # 11a28d0145

The Cheerful Library and Writing Room. SS Ile de France.

The Cheerful Library and Writing Room. SS Ile de France. GGA Image ID # 11a2979346

In This Charming Dining Room, Abundant, Varied and Delicious Foods Are Graciously Served by Trained Stewards.

In This Charming Dining Room, Abundant, Varied and Delicious Foods Are Graciously Served by Trained Stewards. SS Ile de France. GGA Image ID # 11a2f24ad4

SS Champlain

The SS Champlain of the CGT-French Line.

The SS Champlain of the CGT-French Line. GGA Image ID # 11a5af7c5b

Third. Class passengers on the Champlain enjoy many comforts and conveniences . . . bright, dignified lounges, ample deck space, attractive Cabins . . . and there are custodians to lake care of children while parents are dining and wining.

In the Champlain’s Third Class Dining Room, as on All French Line Ships, Free Wine Adds Zest to Delicious Meals.

In the Champlain’s Third Class Dining Room, as on All French Line Ships, Free Wine Adds Zest to Delicious Meals. GGA Image ID # 11a2f922e3

Four-Berth Cabin — Always Immaculate and Airy.

Four-Berth Cabin — Always Immaculate and Airy. SS Champlain. GGA Image ID # 11a40b9578

Passengers Relax, Smoke, Sip, Chat and Play Games in the Smoking Room. SS Champlain.

Passengers Relax, Smoke, Sip, Chat and Play Games in the Smoking Room. SS Champlain. GGA Image ID # 11a466ede6

SS Paris

The SS Paris of the CGT-French Line

The SS Paris of the CGT-French Line. GGA Image ID # 11a68a05c4

Third Class quarters on the Paris have been entirely rebuilt. The carrying capacity has been reduced to provide more space and comfort, and there is a splendid ventilation system. Smart new cabins and public rooms are decorated in pastel shades.

The Comfortable New Cabins Have Hot and Cold Running Water and Large Wardrobes. SS Paris.

The Comfortable New Cabins Have Hot and Cold Running Water and Large Wardrobes. SS Paris. GGA Image ID # 11a48c344d

Moving Pictures Are Shown in This Attractive Library-Writing Room. SS Paris.

Moving Pictures Are Shown in This Attractive Library-Writing Room. SS Paris. GGA Image ID # 11a4f52bf9

In the Delightful Dining Room, 65 Feet Long by 30 Feet, Decorated in Soft Green, Passengers Enjoy Delicious Cuisine.

In the Delightful Dining Room, 65 Feet Long by 30 Feet, Decorated in Soft Green, Passengers Enjoy Delicious Cuisine. SS Paris. GGA Image ID # 11a5235eb2

SS Lafayette

The SS Lafayette of the CGT-French Line.

The SS Lafayette of the CGT-French Line. GGA Image ID # 11a68d0989

The beautiful motorship Lafayette offers you spacious, well-ventilated and attractively appointed cabins and social rooms. There are deck sports by day, entertainment by night ... everything to afford the passager a pleasurable voyage.

The Spacious Dining Room in Which All Tastes Are Catered to with Smiling Service.

The Spacious Dining Room in Which All Tastes Are Catered to with Smiling Service. SS Lafayette. GGA Image ID # 11a6f6e0bc

Well Ventilated Two-Berth Cabin on the SS Lafayette

Well Ventilated Two-Berth Cabin on the SS Lafayette. GGA Image ID # 11a78795f8

The Third Class Lounge on the SS Lafayette is Light and Comfortable.

The Third Class Lounge on the SS Lafayette is Light and Comfortable. GGA Image ID # 11a7f121f0

SS Normandie

The SS Normandie of the CGT-French Line.

The SS Normandie of the CGT-French Line. GGA Image ID # 11a68e3142

The Normandie, largest and fastest ship in the world, has set a new standard for Third Class travel, for she offers luxurious comfort and unexcelled service at a surprisingly moderate cost.

Four-Berth Cabin on the SS Normandie With Hot and Cold Running Water and in Close Proximity to Bath and Showers.

Four-Berth Cabin on the SS Normandie With Hot and Cold Running Water and in Close Proximity to Bath and Showers. GGA Image ID # 11a8343c29

The Ever-Popular Salon on the SS Normandie With Its Bright Paintings and Broad Vista Toward the Sea.

The Ever-Popular Salon on the SS Normandie With Its Bright Paintings and Broad Vista Toward the Sea. GGA Image ID # 11a8430ea4

The Third Class Dining Room on the SS Normandie is Decorated in Marble and Warmly Lighted by Luminous Dome.

The Third Class Dining Room on the SS Normandie is Decorated in Marble and Warmly Lighted by Luminous Dome. GGA Image ID # 11a8919f2e

The Deck of the Normandie Third Class Lends Itself to Games and Repose

The Deck of the Normandie Third Class Lends Itself to Games and Repose. GGA Image ID # 11a8b6e0f8

The Smart Modern Bar of the Normandie Third Class has a Jolly, Companionable Atmosphere.

The Smart Modern Bar of the Normandie Third Class has a Jolly, Companionable Atmosphere. GGA Image ID # 11a98e19ec

A Typical Dinner as Served in Third Class on the SS Normandie

A Typical Dinner as Served in Third Class on the SS Normandie. GGA Image ID # 11aa5ebbcc

MENU SUGESTION

  • Potage Santé
  • Maquereaux Grillés Maître d'Hôtel
  • Céleri au Madere
  • Poularde du Mans Rôtie Cresson Pommes Rissolées
  • Table Wine
  • Salade de Scarole
  • Fromages
  • Bombe Yvette
  • Corbeille de Fruits

Brochure Information

  • Publication Date: April 1938
  • Publisher: French Line (USA)
  • Pages: 17
  • Photographs: 22
  • Dimensions: 14.9 cm x 24 cm
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