SS Italia Vintage Passenger Ship of Home Lines.
Italia was built in 1928 as the Swedish American Liner Kungsholm. She was renamed John Ericsson in 1942 and sold to Home Lines in 1948, who renamed her Italia for their Genoa-S.America services. She soon switched to the North Atlantic, sailing to both Genoa and Germany. Home Lines had run winter cruises in the 1950s, but it 1963 decided to abandon their North Atlantic routes and go cruising full-time with a year-round route from New York to Nassau. Replaced soon afterward by their Homeric, Italia was sold as a floating hotel, but was scrapped shortly afterwords.
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