To all who have posted here I have but one, final question:
Was there ever a more beautiful ship?
Not in my lifetime, and I made it a point to travel as many liners as I could in the past decade. (Disclosure: I am about the same age as SS France/Norway.) Regal Empress is also beautiful, but in a different way. Yet, my proudest moment on our SS Norway cruise was when we were ashore in Cozumel and I gazed out at those beautiful lines at anchor and said, "That one's mine."