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  • S|S France and S|S Norway : The future reliever of grandness.

    I continue the old thead http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=9

    I found this in a French Blog !

    http://norwayforever.skyrock.com/pho...59430505&rev=2

    Just one word : " WAAOOOUUUHHHHHHHHHHHH " !!!

    Here the blog from " Norwayforever " : http://norwayforever.skyrock.com/


    Noel

  • #2
    I agree with you Noel, how wonderful indeed. I would sail on either one. I'm going to keep an eye on this blog. Thank you for posting it.
    sigpicI will never forget the lovely grand SS NORWAY.
    Past Cruises on her: August 22, 1992. June 4, 1994, April 7, 2002.
    Nearly had our fourth cruise, it was set for November 7, 2003...
    the boiler room disaster of May 4, 2003 took her out of service.
    We ended up on the NORWEGIAN WIND, not the same as the SS NORWAY

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    • #3
      proves that even ships with balconies can be beautiful, if designed well. Unfortunately today's ship designers don't seem to care about looks.

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      • #4
        Very nice indeed... clearly a work based on Disney- ships... BUT incredibly beautiful indeed.
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        • #5
          I was thinking the same thing, about the Disney ships. And I also agree with Majaorca100 about the balconies.
          sigpicI will never forget the lovely grand SS NORWAY.
          Past Cruises on her: August 22, 1992. June 4, 1994, April 7, 2002.
          Nearly had our fourth cruise, it was set for November 7, 2003...
          the boiler room disaster of May 4, 2003 took her out of service.
          We ended up on the NORWEGIAN WIND, not the same as the SS NORWAY

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          • #6
            New s/s FRANCE ...

            A new " project " of the building of a new FRANCE !!!

            http://www.presseocean.fr/actu/actu_...07423_actu.Htm

            The size of this dream project : 240meters for " only " 400 guest !!!
            I think Didier Spade make just big publicity for himself



            Noel

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            • #7
              This sounds very interesting indeed......PLEEEEZE will some kind soul give me a very brief translation of what the article says.
              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              • #8
                Here is a translation of the page, as per babelfish:

                http://no.babelfish.yahoo.com/transl...TrUrl=Oversett

                Call me “France”

                The project can appear a little insane but two impassioned want to build new France.

                SAINT-NAZAIRE

                It would not be completely the sistership of France which aligned 315,66 meters dedicated to the luxury. But with its 240 meters length, the future ship which is inspired directly by the architecture of the old steamer would have what to make dream its future privileged passengers.

                “It will have an originality without equal, a hull long and frayed and low height”, Didier Spade at the origin of the project notes.

                One illuminated as of finds as soon as the name of France is evoked? What is certain it is that this ship-owner on the Seine with naval in blood, “my grandfather, my father and my uncle were decorators of the largest steamers, of which France”.

                Didier Spade already made build in Saint-Nazaire in 2007 the Paris Clipper, inspired by the traditional yachts of the beginning of the century. He is the founder of Paris Yacht Marina, site dedicated to the yachting of luxury, located at the Port of Grenelle on the quays of the Seine, of the Company of the Paddle boats and Rivetting De luxe hotel.

                Meet around a nose

                But it will not be all alone in this adventure, because the history starts with a meeting around a nose. But not any. That of France obviously, bought at the time of the sale of the objects of the steamer at Artcurial on February 8 last, for 273 000 €.

                The happy purchaser it is Jean-Pierre Véron. A malignant Parisian promoter who combines his love for the steamer and the businesses. It makes of it the figurehead of its real estate scheme located at Port Deauville called “Blue Bay”. But before the single part does not regain its Norman site next on June 20, Jean-Pierre Véron lent it to Didier Spade, itself encherissor met at the conclusion of the sale.

                Project economically viable?

                And when one evokes the touch of madness which surrounds construction of new France, Didier Spade answers on the economic ground, “the market of cruisings more than doubled since 1990. Within three years, 40 ships will be intended for cruisings will be delivered, all more or less on the same model. To gain, it is necessary to be different. Our France will not resemble any other. With its capacity of reception limited to 400 passengers it will give the feeling to feel on a private yacht of big class”.

                As for the advance of the project, “one comes to join together a pole of competences architects naval, financial, experts to give oneself the best assets”.

                While waiting, next on May 13 will be given the first blow of brush to the nose of authentic France which will find its black color of origin.

                Stephan Hesran
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                • #9
                  Thank you for that Jan-Olav, the idea sounds interesting, if it ever goes ahead it will be one to keep tabs on! Something with some class and style will be a welcome break from all of the big monster ships that are currently around.
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                  • #10
                    That sounds totally awesome, I hope it will really happen. It would be such a great thing to see a BEAUTIFUL passenger ship being built again after so many ugly floating appartment blocks. We need another nice looking ship!

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                    • #11
                      Actually i have seen a picture, which i unfortunatelly don't have, and I have to say it doesn't look at all like the France. It's basically a VERY low hull with two HUGE funnels which somewhat resemble the France's. But that's it.

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                      • #12
                        ^does it have balconies?

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                        • #13
                          Images from the projekt of the new: FRANCE

                          http://www.meretmarine.com/article.cfm?id=110258

                          Noel

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                          • #14
                            Norway being resurrected:

                            Original article in French:

                            http://www.e24.fr/loisirs/article896...escendant.html

                            In English translated by Babelfish:

                            http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...rUrl=Translate

                            France will have soon a descendant

                            Didier Spade, who wants to build the heir to France from here 2015, seeks solutions to finance his project of 200 million euros.

                            The contractor Didier Spade revealed his intention to put at floods from here 2015 a steamer of luxury which would be the heir to prestigious France, a project of 200 million euros which must still find its financing.

                            “This project consists in building a new steamer France”, the boat launched into 1960 which was the carry-standard of the Hexagon on the seas of the world during two decades, explained Didier Spade at the time of a presentation of its project to the public. Become Norway in 1979, the mythical steamer since was dismantled in India.

                            New France would be different and smaller than its predecessor - 240 meters length for 400 passengers - but also wants to be “exceptional”, ensures its promoter, who would like to make it build in Saint-Nazaire.

                            “It will be a top-of-the-range boat, which will have an innovative silhouette and architectures, and will be concerned with environment”, Didier Spade details. He would be in particular equipped with a palm plantation.

                            But to lead from here 2015, the project must still find a financing with height of almost 200 million euros. “Today, we are concentrated on the preparation of the architectural project, an economic project should be built, and then only we will find melt”, specified in the AFP Didier Spade, which created the Company of the paddleboats, which cross on the Seine.

                            One of the tracks is to open the capital of the future operating company to the private individuals. “People will be able to invest 5.000 or 10.000 euros” to take part in the project, imagines Didier Spade.

                            The economic crisis is not an obstacle, according to him: “the market of cruising suffers a little but is not very affected by the crisis”, ensures it.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TDM99 View Post
                              Images from the projekt of the new: FRANCE

                              http://www.meretmarine.com/article.cfm?id=110258

                              Noel
                              EEk.... is this really the way to go?
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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