Lloyd-Triestino started life as an Austro-Hungarian carrier before changing its name once Trieste became part of Italy in the early 20th century. The Line amassed a fleet of some 85 ships just prior to the Second World War; and lost all but five of them. An extensive attempt to re-build the fleet was successful thanks to a thriving stream of Italians and other Europeans emigrating their birthplaces for Australia. As such, Lloyd-Triestino’s liners are today remembered fondly by their former passengers.
T/N GALILEO GALILEI - 1968
Galileo Galilei, along with her sister Guglielmo Marconi, was like a space-age leap for Lloyd-Triestino when the pair were introduced in the mid-1960s. Intially operating the Italy-Australia run, the two sister ships had long careers and, like so many others, became popular cruise ships in the later part of the century.