In fact, though the transaction rings down the curtain on 20 years of enterprising operation, it also serves as overture to an exciting and promising consolidation of ocean liner expertise. Members of both organizations are the ultimate beneficiaries.
Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot and the French actor Fernandel all adored them. The transatlantic lines from Europe to the Americas were the dream trip for many a passenger.
In the 19th century, at a time when airliners rarely flew across the ocean, the ocean liners operated by the transatlantic companies took mail and passengers on board for a long and wonderful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
Cherbourg-New York, Bordeaux-Buenos Aires, Le Havre-The West Indies were some of the mythical routes, all holding the promise of adventure at sea… in total comfort. Luxury, peace and pleasure. During the crossings, the passengers, the privileged few, could choose between relaxing on the sunny decks of the liners, looking out at the endless horizon, letting the crew guide their daily routine or walking on the promenade decks at sunset… They had plenty of time on their hands, while they waited to find out what would greet them on the other side.
Today’s transatlantic liners have lost nothing of these gentle pleasures. A transatlantic crossing remains to this day a mythical journey. Departing from Portugal, you arrive ten days or so later in the Caribbean. A delightful interlude to be lived to the full from the moment the ship departs until the moment it reaches the warm latitudes of the Caribbean.
A transatlantic crossing has always been a journey within a journey…
To find out about our transatlantic crossings, see:
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For those of you who prefer more peaceful pursuits...who prefer to live a nautical life of luxury and grandeur, we offer a fabulous collection of 1:1250 scale ocean liner models, most of which are completely assembled and hand-painted. In addition, there is also a complete line of harbor accessories in the same scale with which to make dioramas (will work with the warships as well). The liner books we carry provide a great background for your hobby.
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