Clinging to the ship’s rail, the passengers watch the sun rising over the Bay of Naples. The camera captures the colours of Italy and sweeps over the eternal ruins of Pompeii.
In the pauses, Jean Vivié comments on life aboard in a pompous style. Flashbacks to the stopovers in Corsica and Sicily give this documentary the feel of an advertisement vaunting the merits of Mediterranean cruises. —Europa Film Treasures