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LOI
1959Building contract
Building started
Keel laid
10/11/1962Launch
Sea trial
24/1/1964Second sea trial
2/1964Delivered to Zim Israel Navigation Co, Haifa, Israel.
1964Short cruises from from Haifa.
17/4/1964Maiden voyage from Haifa to New York.
10/1964Rebuild to more suitable for cruising by Wilton-Feyenoord,
Rotterdam, Holland
26/11/1964Collision with Norwegian tanker Stolt Dagali. Tanker sunk killing 19 of her crew.
12/1964Repaired by Newport News , Norfolk , Virginia
9/11/1967Sold to Deutsche Atlantik Linie, Hamburg, W.Germany
New name Hanseatic
16/12/1967First voyage from Hamburg to New York.
1968Cruising winters in America and summers in Europe.
25/9/1973Sold to Home Lines, Panama. New name Doric.
1973Rebuild
1973Cruises winter from Port Everglades and summer
from New York to Bermuda.
1981Sold to Royal Cruise Line, Piraeus, Greece.
New name Royal Odyssey.
25/5/1982Cruises around the World.
4/11/1988Sold to Regency Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas.
New name Regent Sun.
9/12/1988Cruises in Caribbean
3/11/1995Arrested in Nassau, Bahamas.
2/1996Laid up for sale.
1998Sold to Tony Travel & Agency, Nassau, Bahamas.
New name Sun
1998Sold to International Shipping Partners.
Continue laid up at Bahamas.
Plans to rebuild to hotel ship
6/2001Sold to scrap. Towed to India
25/7/2001Start to take water near South Africa
26/7/2001Sunk near Cape St. Francis.