1905 – 1932 / Cunard’s first Caronia was the company’s hitherto largest ship, although no record-breaker in terms of speed. Her career was prosperous, and she served in World War I both as an armed merchant cruiser and a troopship. Her end came at the shipbreakers in Osaka.
1949 – 1974 / Also known as Columbia and Caribia / Purpose-built for leisure voyages, Cunard’s ‘Green Goddess’ Caronia was unique in every sense of the word. Offering an exclusive experience, she was a sign of the times that passenger shipping was transitioning from crossings to cruises.