Built: 1914 Gross tons: 6822 Length: 427ft Beam: 54ft Draft: 18ft Speed: 15kn Registry: Italy Passengers: 354 First Class
Acquired by Costa Line in 1953, she became a full time cruise ship in 1959 with 2 and 3-berth cabins (all with private facilities), complete air-conditioning and swimming pool on the extended Lido Deck. In a brilliant decision the company based their new winter cruise operation at Port Everglades. An enthusiastic Italian crew and wonderful Italian cuisine made life sweet aboard the Franca C. Originally a freighter Medina. After 1970, cruised only in Europe until sold in 1977 and renamed Doulos.
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