The Last Ocean Liners to Africa & Latin America

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South Africa The British, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Italians had strong commercial and cultural reasons for passenger services to their former colonial outposts such as from Europe to South Africa. Most lines also carried considerable freight such as manufactured goods and localized cargoes.

Brasil The very busy routes from the U.S.A. to the West Indies & South America carried tourists and business travelers. Migrants looking for new opportunities headed from Southern Europe to Latin America even after the North Atlantic trade was in its decline.

Click the shipping companies listed below for essential history, ships, trade routes, images and very interesting facts: