Built: 1958 Gross tons: 23395 Length: 617ft Beam: 86ft Draft: 27ft Speed: 21kn Registry: USA Passengers: 553 First Class
Completed as one of the most luxurious liners in American flag service, featuring all outside cabins with private facilities, complete air-conditioning and professional entertainment and promising "unhurried leisure at its very best". Operating line voyages from New York to Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina, there were also frequent cruises in winter with some sailings from Port Everglades each year. With sister ship Brasil, she was aimed at the upper-end of the cruise trade, but alas they were money-losers. Laid up in 1969, sold to Holland America Line as Veendam, later Monarch Star, Bermuda Star and Enchanted Isle.
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