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Built as the French Liner, Tahitien
French shipping company, Cie. Des Messageries Maritimes, ordered two ships, the
Caledonien and the Tahitien. Caledonien
was built by A & C de France at
MS Tahitien at
She accommodated 373 passengers in four classes. First: 71 / Tourist: 84 / Third: 142 / Steerage (Dormitory): 76. First class accommodations were located on first two decks of the superstructure with the public rooms and swimming pool on Promenade Deck. Most were twin / three berths, all had private facilities. Tourist class cabins were for two or four berths all outside but without private facilities. Third and steerage was basic but comfortable.
departed on her maiden voyage on
Specifications for MS Atalante, is located at the bottom of this Page
The MS Atalante seen at sea at full speed ahead!
MS Atalante facilities include the Atalante Club & Showroom, Nightclub & Disco, four Bars, Shopping Arcade, Casino, and two Pools. She has seven passenger decks and a traditional glass enclosed Promenade Deck.
Glass enclosed Promenade Deck
Pursers Office & Lobby
Stairwell to Lobby
Aft Deck and Pool
Aft Deck and Pool
Standard Outside Twin (Inside the same without window)
Standard Outside 2/3/4 Berth Cabin
Sadly the Atalante was eventually sold and arrived at Alang India at the end of November 2004 to be broken up, which saw the end of what was once a fine French liner!
Specifications for Atalante
Length: 167.3m / 549ft
Width: 20.6m / 67.6ft
Draft: 7.9m / 25.9ft
Engines: Two ten cylinder Creusot B&W diesels;
Screws: Twin screws
Speed: 17 knots
Passengers: 484 twin – 635 all berths
Total Cabins: 430
242 – Outside: 188 – Inside: 54
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