Say bon voyage to COVID-19 when you hang this Messageries Maritimes wall painting. Taking a vacation now and then is good for the soul but those plans will have to be put on hold. Waving goodbye to family and friends as you part ways at the dock can be a great feeling. But right now we need to wave goodbye to the Corona Virus. Skip the cruise and enjoy this ship instead. All in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Messageries Maritimes Wall Painting
After World War II, the largest passenger fleet of steamships was operated by the French company Messageries Maritimes. The company built combination passenger and cargo ocean liners in the early 1950’s that carried tourists and cargo to ports all over the world. The steamship in this painting traveled from Antwerp, Belgium to the Far East. First class accommodations were very luxurious with a separate drawing room, smoking room, card room, bar, dining room and even a swimming pool. Ahead of it’s time, there were thirty four first class staterooms with private verandas. Tourist class had a small lounge with a dining room. And third class accommodations were designed as dormitories with cafeteria style dining. I’ll take first class please. The ship carried enthusiastic passengers on deck with French manufactured goods below in the cargo area for export to the Orient. Upon arrival to it’s destination the cargo would be unloaded and the ship would return with mass produced goods from Japan and Hong Kong. So if you can’t take that cruise this year get the next best thing. Hang this vintage steamship wall painting and say bon voyage to COVID-19.