The Last North Atlantic Ocean Liners

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Great Britain The largest, fastest, most opulent ocean liners in the world were employed crossing the North Atlantic, particulary on the very competitive routes from New York to Northern Europe. It was a matter of great pride that these ships reflected the finest art, cuisine, seamanship and technology that each nation could produce.

Italy As the ocean liners' market share began its decline in the 1950s, the ships were sent on an increasingly diverse selection of mid-winter cruises. The sunny routes from the U.S.A. to Southern Europe were less affected at first due to the warmer climate, and continued to attract travelers for several more years.

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