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SS France in drydock Le Havre

SS France in drydock Le Havre

Prior to the '74 world cruise. Helipad marked off, tenders installed and work done on St. Tropez lounge.

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She would be laid up soon. I visited her on her last appearance in Lisbon by that time. She looked wonderful and it was so sad that she could not have been in service for some more years as SS France. Nobody knew what her fate would be and thus there was some apprehension in the air.
 

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It is a shame that the French Line didn't take off the glass canopy over the pool at the same time as this dry docking considering she was about to commence a World Cruise.

Although perfect in every sense the FRANCE did lack that open air pool especially as most liners of her day had open air pools such as the Kungsholm, Rotterdam, Queen Elizabeth 2, Vistafjord, etc.

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There still would not have been a Lido deck even without the glass canopy over the pool. She was a pure transatlantic liner.
 

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With all that glass for sun with that enclosure, I really don't see any advantage to having the pool out in the open. It was a beautiful space. If anything, I thought NCL was a bit misguided creating that ungainly lido at the expense of that space.
 

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