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LOI
Building contract
Building started
Keel laid
31/3/1957Launch
Sea trial
Second sea trial
3/1958Delivered to Lloyd Tirrenico SpA, Genova, Italy
22/3/1958Maiden voyage from Genova to Rio De Janeiro and Buenos Aires
1966Genova – Florida – Caribbean – Venezuela service
1968Refurbished to suitable better for cruising
1968Transatlantic voyages from Genova and cruising in Caribbean
1970New owner Costa Armatori SpA, Genova, Italy
1972Cruises
12/1983Sold to Premier Cruise Line, Panama. New name Royale
2/1984Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral
1985Rebuild by T. Mariotti, Italy
2/2/1989New owner Cia de Vapores Fanal SA, Panama.
New name Starship Royale
1989operated Ulysses cruises
1990New owner Dolphin Cruise Lines. New name Seabreeze I.
1993New owner Cia. de Vapores Seabreeze SA, Panama.
1997New owner Premier Operations Ltd, Panama
19977 nights Western Caribbean, 5 nights North Atlantic and
Canada cruises and 2 nights weekend cruises.
14/9/2000Premier cruises went bankrupt. Ship arrested in Halifax.
12/2000Sold by auction to International Shipping Partners, Panama
17/12/2000Ship sunk in coast of North carolina in heavy storm after boiler was broke free in engine room and damaged hull.
All crew rescued.