Last Ocean Liners to Australia, Far East & Around-the-World

To the ships and shipping companies

Australia The 1950s to 1970s was a period of great migration from Europe to Australia primarily via the Suez Canal. Some companies benefited from Australia's subsidized immigration scheme. Jet aircraft were not a serious threat until the early 1970s, when "jumbo jets" dominated the busiest trade routes.

Japan Various shipping lines sailed across the Indian Ocean from the Far East to Europe. Others carried travelers on wonderful, long voyages across the Pacific from the U.S.A. & Canada to Australia & New Zealand. Some lines offered voyages completely around the world.

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