To French Line.

Catalogue issued for a February 1939 Raymond-Whitcomb
cruise from New York to Rio de Janeiro on the Normandie.

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Page 1 (below):
Description of the cruise with program and itinerary
and description of the Normandie.

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"The Avenida Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro - Sugar Loaf in the background."


The Normandie sailed for slightly over three years until she was laid up in New York at the outbreak of WW2.
She was seized by the U.S. government when the U.S. entered the war in December 1941 and renamed Lafayette.
During conversion work to become a Navy Transport she caught fire and was eventually scrapped after the war.
(For some basic statistics, see the page "The Cruise Ship S.S. Normandie" above.)
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(The catalogue was graciously donated by Julie Towles)

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