to take you aboard a legendary cruise ship, for a transatlantic crossing full of charm!
Founded in 1860, Deauville’s history was concurrent to that of the great transatlantic crossings. And although the
gateway between Europe and the United States was established on the opposite bank, in Le Havre, the echo of
these legendary crossings from Normandy to New York resounded as far as the famous Deauville boardwalk.
On board: luxury, ultimate comfort and, of course… cocktails!
The Compagnie Générale Transatlantique’s ships were genuine luxury hotels on water, waiting on their rich
passengers hand and foot. They made all efforts to ensure that the five-day crossing that separated France and
the United States was a truly unforgettable one. At the time of these legendary crossings, prohibition was still in
force in the United States. From 1919 to 1933, alcohol consumption was strictly forbidden on American soil.
However, out in the high seas, prohibition simply evaporated aboard foreign cruise ships…
Cocktails, a festive symbol of American culture, were hence offered the perfect opportunity to enchant European
2013, year of the stars
This year, the Calvados Nouvelle Vogue International Trophies will be focusing on charm and seduction. As the
New York State prepares to enter the competition, as Deauville hosts an exhibition on the French Line, let’s
embark aboard one of those splendid cruise ships and create a cocktail worthy of the Star of your choice.
Rita Hayworth, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Charlie Chaplin, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich… and so many others,
were familiar with these crossings, over which time literally stood still. And why not imagine that a contemporary
star such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp or George Clooney – who surely appreciates more than just a
cup of coffee – or any other star of your liking, arrives at your bar and asks you to concoct a cocktail that portrays
his or her personality?
Click here to download the document: Inspiration Stars