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The Cruise Lines

Top 7 Ocean Liner Shipping Lines of the 20th Century


Founded: 1840

Currently operating

Based in Great Britain

White Star Line logo Titanic

Founded: 1845

Merged with Cunard in 1934

Based in Great Britain

The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company

British ships contracted with the Royal Mail, therefore using the designation of Royal Mail Steamer, or RMS.

French Line Logo Cie Gle Transatlantique

Founded: 1861

Defunct as of 1975

Based in Paris, France

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

The United States Lines
United States Line

Founded: 1921

Defunct as of 1992

Based in NY, USA

The Italian Line

Founded: 1932

Defunct as of 2002

Based in Genoa, Italy

Italia di Navigazione

The Italia Line Societa di Navigazone