• Short Summary

    TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST GRACEFUL LINERS WILL MAKE THEIR MAIDEN VOYAGES THIS SPRING ON THE ATLANTIC ROUTE.

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    TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST GRACEFUL LINERS WILL MAKE THEIR MAIDEN VOYAGES THIS SPRING ON THE ATLANTIC ROUTE. THEY ARE THE ITALIAN SISTER SHIPS, "MICHELANGELO" AND "RAFFAELLO".

    BOTH THE SHIPS ARE 43,000 TONS AND THEY COULD WELL ATTRACT MUCH OF THE AMERICAN TOURIST TRAFFIC AWAY FROM BRITAIN'S "QUEEN MARY AND "QUEEN ELIZABETH" AND THE FRENCH LINER "FRANCE" WHICH IS CURRENTLY LEADING THE FIELD. THE 33,340-TON "LEONARDO DA VINCI", AN ITALIAN LINER, AND ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST-LOOKING SHIPS, ALSO OPERATES ON THIS ROUTE.

    THE "MICHELANGELO" AND THE "RAFFAELLO" GO INTO SERVICE IN MAY AND JUNE RESPECTIVELY. OPERATING BETWEEN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND NEW YORK WITH A SERVICE SPEED OF 26 1/2 KNOTS, THE NEW LINERS WILL CUT BY A DAY THE TIME WHICH ITALIA LINE SHIPS TAKE TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

    THE TWO SHIPS TOGETHER WILL OFFER 3,550 BERTHS, BUT LUXURY IS THE SELLING LINE. FOR THE SHIPS WILL OFFER A 1,000 DISH MENU BACKED BY 72 COOKS, CHEFS, AND PASTRYMEN, AND A CELLAR CONTAINING MORE THAN 200 DIFFERENT WINES; EACH SHIP WILL CARRY A SIX-LANGUAGE LIBRARY; AN ELECTRONIC BABY-SITTING SYSTEM; CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION; DAILY STOCKBROKER REPORTS; AND A 500 SEAT WIDE-SCREEN CINEMA.

    THE "MICHELANGELO" AND THE "RAFFAELLO" WILL OPERATE A REGULAR SERVICE BY WAY OF CANNES, NAPLES, AND GIBRALTAR. THEY WILL DO THE TRIP IN SEVEN DAYS.

    ITALY'S LATEST CHALLENGE ON THE ATLANTIC WILL ADD EVEN MORE COMPETITION IN A MARKET THAT HAS STEADILY BEEN LOSING TRAFFIC TO THE AIRLINES, BUT IT'S STILL A RICH MARKET AND BRITAIN IS CURRENTLY BUILDING ANOTHER CHALLENGER OF 58,000 TONS WHICH WILL BE FASTER THAN THE ITALIAN SHIPS AND CARRY MORE PASSENGERS. IT WILL BE LAUNCHED IN 1966.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9C3SE97VBK5IRUQ9CZG2KONF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9C3SE97VBK5IRUQ9CZG2KONF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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