The Top Ten Italian Ocean Liners

The Top Ten Italian Ocean Liners

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Although largely overshadowed by their British, German and French counterparts, Italian ocean liners exhibited a unique open, graceful and exuberant style that made liners that plied colder and rougher northern routes seem stodgy and boring by comparison.

Many of the features pioneered by Italian ocean liners, such as outdoor “lidos” and the concept of dining as entertainment, are now mainstays on modern cruise ships.

Here’s a look at ten Italian ocean liners that helped redefine passenger ocean travel.