Modern Living: The Ancient Mariners

The S.S. France, the world's longest, largest, fastest ocean liner, is in the Pacific this week, a month into a 91-day round-the-world cruise that includes calls at 27 ports. Aboard are some 1,150 passengers, mostly American or French. Occupying cabins or suites that cost from a minimum of $5,640 to $99,340, they have paid the French Line a total of over $11 million for the cruise, thus setting a new maritime record of sorts. TIME Associate Editor Edwin Bolwell was on board the France as it sailed between New York and Trinidad. Here is...

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