IMO : 7717377
Build : 1980 by Italcantieri S.p.A., Genua, Italy, nr 4348
To be honest: this is not a really ugly looking vessel, she is guilty of being bland, 13-in a dozen, boring but not really ugly. No, what I want to illustrate with this example is what modifications can do to the looks of a vessel.
She was build in 1980 as a normal ferry, looking like this:
Not really the beauty queen of the year but also not ugly, an normal-looking ferry….and then, after 8 years of good & loyal service the management decides that they need to make more money. So of she goes, to the shipyard, to be lengthened, widened and extra accommodation built on top of her. And the result: a ugly none-fitting odd-looking apartment block on top and hugh blisters on each side of the hull…..very painful!
Her sister Aurelia (IMO : 7602120) and Nomentana (IMO : 7602118) went through the same ordeal, making it a triple plastic surgery gone bad!
Her 3 other sisters Flaminia (IMO : 7602132), Emilia (IMO : 7602106) & Domiziana (IMO : 7602089) were spared of the uglyfications.