• Short Summary

    THE SECOND OF ITALY'S NEW TRANS-ATLANTIC 'TWINS' THE RAFFAELO, SAILED ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FROM GENOA TO NEW YORK.

  • Description

    THE SECOND OF ITALY'S NEW TRANS-ATLANTIC 'TWINS' THE RAFFAELO, SAILED ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FROM GENOA TO NEW YORK. THE SLEEK 43,000 TON VESSEL ENTERED SERVICE JUST SIX WEEKS AFTER HER SISTER SHIP, THE MICHELANGELO,LEFT THE SAME PORT ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE.

    THOUSANDS OF GENOESE CROWDED THE DOCKS AREA TO SAY 'BON VOYAGE' TO THE RAFFAELO, AS HER SISTER SHIP LAY AT AN ADJOINING BERTH. WITH BOTH SHIPS NOW IN SERVICE, IT COMPLETES A CHALLENGE BY THE ITALIA LINE FOR A GREATER SHARE OF TRANS-ATLANTIC TRAFFIC.

    LIKE THE MICHELANGELO, SHE HAS ACCOMMODATION FOR 1800 PASSENGER IN THREE CLASSES AND A HOST OF LUXURY FEATURES CROWDED INTO HER ELEVEN DECKS. THESE RANGE FROM AN ELECTRONIC BABY-SITTING SYSTEM AND CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION TO A 500-SEAT WIDE-SCREEN CINEMA.

    BEFORE THE LINES WERE CAST-OFF, PRESENTATIONS WERE MADE TO THE SHIPS CAPTAIN. MUSICIANS AND FLAG BEARERS REPRESENTING ONE OF THE TEAMS IN THE FAMOUS FESTIVAL OF SIENNA GAVE RAFFAELO'S MASTER A FLAG AND A PLAQUE AND THEN PERFORMED THEIR FLAG-TOSSING ROUTINE.THE TEAM FROM THE DISTRICT OF DELL'ONDA HAS ADOPTED THE RAFFAELO BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE SEA.

    RAFFAELO WILL CALL AT NAPLES, CANNES AND GIBRALTAR DURING THE SEVEN DAY OUTWARD VOYAGE. SHE AND THE MICHELANGELO WILL CUT BY 24-HOURS THE TIME PREVIOUSLY TAKEN FOR THE GENOA-NEW YORK CROSSING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA5S4HN84Z23Z3ISH1BOPSKQ9N
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5S4HN84Z23Z3ISH1BOPSKQ9N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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