Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ORIANA in Black & White

The magnificent ORIANA of 1960 was the last passenger liner built for the famous Orient Line. See some stunning ORIANA photos from the collection of our friend Michael Sutcliffe...
Photos of ORIANA undergoing sea trials prior to delivery by Vickers to the Orient Line. 
Her shake down cruise in November 1960 was a special short cruise from Southampton to Lisbon and back.
Orient Line passenger liners had their hulls painted in very original "corn colour", a spectacular shade of yellow created by Laurence Dunn for the ORION of 1935. That feature was lost when the Orient fleet was absorbed into the P&O-Orient Line and later in P&O Lines... By now only Carnival UK is left of all those great P&O Group liner companies...

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