Throwback: MSC Melody, the little big flagship

Throwback: MSC Melody, the little big flagship

In the 70s, the cruise industry suffered the oil crisis and the consequent rapid inflation of the operating costs. But the end of the decade saw a great recovery in the sector with a record number of new ships on order, it is in these times that the Home Lines Company...
Throwback: Symphony, the South African Queen

Throwback: Symphony, the South African Queen

Symphony was originally built for SGTM (Société Générale des Transports Maritimes) as Provence by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Wallsend on Tyne (England). Intended for the South American service, she was completed in 1951. The Provence was later...
Throwback: MSC Rhapsody, the Cunarder

Throwback: MSC Rhapsody, the Cunarder

Currently part of Israeli cruise line Mano Cruises as Golden Iris, Rhapsody has been one of the most icon MSC old style ships. The ship was initially ordered by the american Overseas National Airways and designed to became a floatable Playboy Club thanks to the...