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Lloyd Triestino One of Italy's great passenger shipping companies, Lloyd Triestino Societa di Navigazione built seven fine motor liners in the early 1950s for their long distance trades from Italy. It was the "Golden Age" of the combination liner, and they were among the most beautiful of the type ever built. Three were assigned to the Australia service via Suez and two to the East and South Africa route. The last pair were the Asia and Victoria for the exotic month long Far East run from Genoa and Naples to Hong Kong via Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, India, Ceylon and Singapore.

Lloyd Triestino Fully air-conditioned and with private or shared facilities in all cabins, they were perhaps overall the best equipped ships on the route from Europe to the East. Each class had its own lounge, verandah, card room and writing room. They earned an envied reputation for fine accommodations, good food and attentive service.

Outside, their modern Italian design included a curved superstructure, streamlined funnel and terraced afterdecks with a pool and lido for each class.

Lloyd Triestino "On board it is as if you were staying at a Riviera hotel ... On this small but complete floating city, passengers will have the opportunity of spending their days absolutely free of care without any need to forego their most cherished habits."

In 1965, their Italian terminals were changed to Trieste and Venice. Then, with the closure of the Suez Canal in 1967 the two ocean liners were detoured via South Africa and terminated their outbound sailings at Bombay. The limited appeal of the new route, combined with airline and container ship competition, eventually ended the service altogether.

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Asia - 1953 - Lloyd Triestino
Asia Lloyd Triestino
Built: 1953 by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Trieste, Italy
Gross tons: 11693 Length: 520ft (158m) Speed: 19.5kn
Width: 68ft (21m) Depth: 23ft (7m) Power: 16100 bhp
Propulsion: Diesel twin screw
Passengers: 286 First 181 Tourist
End of service: Sold 1975
 

Victoria - 1953 - Lloyd Triestino
Victoria Lloyd Triestino
Built: 1953 by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Trieste, Italy
Gross tons: 11695 Length: 520ft (158m) Speed: 19.5kn
Width: 68ft (21m) Depth: 23ft (7m) Power: 16100 bhp
Propulsion: Diesel twin screw
Passengers: 286 First 181 Tourist
End of service: Sold 1974