France Afloat - SS France, Ile de France, Liberte - Ocean Liner DVD
The France Afloat DVD offers a charming portrait of three great ocean liners flying the flag of the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, also know as the French Line.
Film #1 -
SS France - The program opens with coverage of the 1962 maiden voyage of the SS France. With a displacement of 66,348 tons (later increased to 70,202 tons) and a length of 1035 feet, this modern vessel held the record as the world's largest ocean liner for many years. You'll tour the ship from stern to stern, visiting restaurants, kitchens, various passenger cabins, recreational facilities and deck attractions. Memorable scenes of the France entering New York Harbor for the first time are also included.
Film #2 - Ile de France - France Afloat then takes you for a transatlantic voyage from New York to France on the legendary Ile de France, a 44,356 ton, 791 foot-long liner built in 1927. A complete tour of the Ile de France is presented in classic films of a bygone era.
Film #3 -
Liberte - The last program is a return transatlantic journey from France to New York on the Liberte, a 51,000 ton, 937 foot-long liner. A complete tour of the Liberte is presented in classic films of a bygone era.
Total runtime for the France Afloat - SS France, Ile de France, Liberte - Ocean Liner DVD is about 60 minutes in black-and-white. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.