Services available aboard the transatlantic liner, Île-de-France
Having become veritable floating cities, with every comfort and luxury required on long voyages, transatlantic liners were equipped with everything on board. Find out what life was like aboard the transatlantic liner, Ile-de-France, on a delightful, fun-packed voyage:
With concerts and shows, there was no lack of entertainment aboard the Ile-de-France, which was the best of its kind at the time, using the very latest technology.
Below decks, while women took a break in the sauna, relaxing while discussing the news, the crew printed the latest stories received over the radio about the program and activities available aboard.
Towards the stern of the ship, the men gathered in the café that served as a smoking room, bar and lounge.
And the children aboard couldn’t wait to meet up and enjoy the variety of merry-go-rounds on offer!
There was even a hairdresser’s and branch of the Le Bon Marché Paris store!
When the time came for families to get back together, they could dine in one of the liner’s restaurants before ending the evening with a stroll on deck.
Lastly, for those troublesome everyday ills, the ship’s doctor, nurse and pharmacy remained on hand for those suffering most.