Built: 1961 Gross tons: 45733 Length: 818ft Beam: 102ft Draft: 32ft Speed: 27kn Registry: British Passengers: 638 First Class, 1496 Tourist Class
The largest ship built for a service other than the North Atlantic, it was always a special sight to see Canberra squeeze into her berth at Pier 3. P&O-Orient felt that, along with the new Oriana (which began calling at Port Everglades in 1964), this ship would enhance the firm's traditional line voyage business, and allow expansion into the Pacific and into cruising. Canberra called several times annually at Port Everglades until 1973, when she became a full-time cruise ship and only an occasional visitor.
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