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BIANCA C.: 1949 - Deluxe deck plans/interiors

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Costa Line:  A rare sixteen-page interiors brochure/deck plan for BIANCA C, Costa's ill-fated cruise ship that burned and sank in 1961. 

The ship was launched as Messageries Maritimes' LA MARSEILLAISE in 1949 for Far East service.  In 1957 Arosa bought the ship and ran her as their flagship AROSA SKY for a year and a half before the company collapsed.  Costa then bought her, and rebuilt the ship as BIANCA C for Caribbean service in 1959.  This brochure was printed a few months later in July that year and showcases the BIANCA C's interiors.  

What a gorgeous ship!  The combination of the elaborate French décor from the 1940s and famed Italian designer Nino Zoncada's Italian modern works very well.  Examine the eighteen color photos and you can see the original LA MARSEILLAISE design peeking through, especially in the Jungle Card Room with its gorgeous Pierre Dunand lacquered panels.  Other photos show the Ball Room, two different dining rooms, Verandah, Promenade, Chapel, Children's Playroom (with nursery rhyme figures on the walls), Tourist Card Room, Bar, Lounge, photos of both pools, and four different cabin views.  Interspersed among the photo pages are color coded deck plans showing six decks.  

On October 22, 1961, the ship caught fire from an engine room explosion while moored off Grenada.  The passengers and crew escaped but the fire raged on for two days since there was no large firefighting equipment on the island.   Finally a British frigate began towing the sinking ship away from the main harbor.  The convoy progressed only a few miles before the BIANCA C heeled over and sank.  Today the ship is a popular scuba site.  The stern has ripped off and the decks have collapsed onto each other, but the starting point for guided dive tours begins at the Sun Deck swimming pool, the very pool shown on the back cover. 

Very good condition with a fold-line down the middle.
$55.00
Maximum quantity available reached.