Italy: Dream of Domination

Despite the considerable competition of the queenly Cunarders, the chic French liners and the efficient U.S. Lines, Italy dreams fondly of the day when its liners will dominate transatlantic passenger service. The state-owned Italian Line, which already ranks second on the North Atlantic run (after Cunard), is working hard to make that dream a reality. Hit by the loss of 31 of its 37 vessels in World War II and the national tragedy of the Andrea Doria disaster in 1956, it came back by building the Cristojoro Colombo and the Leonardo da Vinci in the 19505, six months ago...

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