Built: 1961 Gross tons: 66348 Length: 1035ft (315m) Beam: 110ft (34m) Draft: 34ft (10m) Speed: 31kn Registry: France Passengers: 407 First Class, 1637 Tourist Class
A state-of-the-art luxury liner at the time, and a grand showcase for French cuisine and wine, art, fashion and culture, the France only made a few cruises each year and only in winter. As a national symbol, during the remainder of the year she raced between New York and France at great cost to the French treasury. Sold in 1979 to Norwegian Caribbean Line, for conversion to cruise ship Norway.
|SAILING SCHEDULE of France - all sailings||Arrive||Depart|
|France arrives from New York; departs on 12-day Caribbean cruise to St. Thomas, Martinique, Cristobal, Curacao, Nassau and Port Everglades.||Mar 14||Mar 14|
|France arrives from cruise; departs on transatlantic voyage eastbound to New York, Southampton and Le Havre.||Mar 26||Mar 26|