1935 – 1946 / Arguably the most celebrated liner of all time, the Normandie was a French tour de force that would influence maritime design for decades to come. Her impact was enormous, but she tragically met her demise in New York harbour where she sank after having been ravaged by fire.
1952 – 1994 / Also known as Carla C, Carla Costa, and Pallas Athena / Built to modernise the French Line’s fleet after the war, Flandre was unfortunately beset with electrical problems at the start of her career. In spite of this, she went on to have a long career with various companies, but was lost to fire in 1994.
1962 – 2006 / Also known as Norway / Another French masterpiece, the third France was built at a time when ocean travel was dwindling. When facing an early retirement, she was instead bought and transformed into the cruise ship Norway that would revolutionise the industry and remain in service into the 21st century.