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Various Ships - 1972 Italian Line West Indies cruises

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Italian Line: A sixteen-page West Indies cruises brochure from 1972 for the LEONARDO DA VINCI, MICHELANGELO, and RAFFAELLO.

Inside are rates, itineraries, destination info, and ship photos. What a handsome fleet!

Life looks good onboard these Italian beauties! Alas, it wouldn't last. The line was loosing huge amounts of money and the Italian government was about to eliminate its subsidies. By the mid-1970s much of the crew didn't give a damn, provided terrible service, and went out on strike frequently. In mid-1975 both the MICH and RAFF were laid-up. They were traded to the Shah of Iran in exchange for oil. There the ships slipped into rat infested wrecks. The RAFF was sunk by Iraqi bombs in 1983 and the MICH was scrapped in 1991. LEO sailed until 1977 then was laid-up. A fire destroyed the ship in 1980.

Very good condition.
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