"MARCONI" and "GALILEO" laid-up once again at Genova
The I.C.I. Cruising experience for the Australian Twin sisters was short lived, their performance failed to impress, even the famous Italian cuisine so acclaimed on board Italian Liners and particulary on these two ships during their World Voyages failed during the I.C.I. months that the ships were in service, by the end of 1979 they were once again both laid-up with less than a year in service, this would be a long period of hibernation, both Liners now turned into cruise ships were only bought in 1983, the "GALILEO" by CHANDRIS and the "MARCONI" by COSTA. The photo here included shows the ships, brand new, during their Lloyd Triestino years at Genova.