The story of the passenger liners operated by the Chandris Group is unique among the major shipping companies. From very small beginnings in the Greek coastal trades, the Chandris family company developed into a renowned concern, at one time operating some of the most famous liners in the world. Chandris Line was formed by Anthony Chandris to operate a regular liner service between Greece and Australia. A suitable vessel was purchased, and after minor alterations, entered the Australian trade at the end of 1960 under the name Patris. Other vessels were acquired: Bretagne, Ellinis, Britanis, Queen Frederica and Australis. The Chandris Line service from Europe to Australia lasted a mere eighteen years, yet in that brief period the company established themselves very firmly in Australian maritime history. One ship alone, Australis, made 62 voyages from Europe to Australia bringing over 150, 000 new settlers to this country.The story of the passenger liners operated by the Chandris Group is unique among the major shipping companies.
|Title||:||The Chandris Liners and Celebrity Cruises|
|Publisher||:||Roseberg Pub - 2006|