Flotta Lauro Lines: TN Sydney & Roma - C3 cargo ships rebuilt into passenger liners in 1950 & 1951

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Flotta Lauro Lines

T/N Sydney & Roma

Page One

 First Class Photo Album


A rare postcard of SS Sydney

Author’s private collection


All photographs below are from a brochure from the author’s private collection


SS Roma & Sydney featured an Atrium, which was rare in those days


Main Lounge


Verandah Bar


Later as the Caribia 1 (ex Roma, Sydney) the “Varandah Bar,” became simply “The Bar”


 Club Bar


 Card Room


 Promenade Deck


 Dinning Room (What a horrid colour scheme)


A dedicated double cabin was rare in those days 


TN Sydney & Roma INDEX:


Main Page         TN Sydney & Roma history page.

Page One          First Class photo album.

Page Two          Tourist Class Photo album.

Page Three        Deck Plans.

Page Four          A Voyage description - Australia to Naples in 1962 on the Roma.

Page Five         Mr. Uma Shankar Jaiswal sails from Bombay to Naples in 1962.

Also Read about the larger ex Dutch liners MS Willem Ruys & MS Oranje that became ...

The became Flotta Lauro’s ... MS Achille Lauro & Angelina Lauro


“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”



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