The arrival in
New York Harbor of the gigantic ocean liner ss Normandie in 1935 inaugurated
a new era in transatlantic travel. The Normandie set new standards
of luxury and speed, steadiness, comfort and safety when traveling aboard
ship. From keel to crow’s-next, she was different, not merely the largest
liner afloat, but in almost every respect Normandie was a new kind
of ocean liner. The links below tell her story in pictures and text.