Saturday, November 17, 2012

Crossing on the RAFFAELLO


In the summer of 1973, the Raffaello was booked solid for a 10-night westbound crossing from Naples to New York. She'd also call on that voyage at Genoa, Cannes, Barcelona, Gibraltar & Lisbon. My sister had a boyfriend at the time & he had an uncle who owned a travel agency in Hoboken, but also worked for the Italian Line in their Lower Manhattan offices. His name was Nick De Bari and he managed to find a berth for me in a cabin class double. The fare was $600 or $60 a day. I was, of course, absolutely thrilled.
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