Built: 1948 Gross tons: 28396 Length: 709ft (216m) Beam: 91ft (28m) Draft: 30ft (9m) Speed: 22kn Registry: British Passengers: 631 First Class, 734 Tourist Class
The first Orient Line ship to call at Port Everglades, the Orcades visited in 1955 on a voyage from London to Sydney via the Panama Canal and North American West Coast. In the late 50s she was given complete air-conditioning, and a few years later was made one-class tourist. But Orcades could not meet the 1966 Fire Safety Requirements, and her last call in the USA was in 1968. That combined with the advent of the Boeing 747 "jumbo jet" made her one of the first post-war P&O-Orient Liners to be scrapped, in 1973.
|SAILING SCHEDULE of Orcades - all sailings|
|Orcades arrives Oct 25 on around-the-world voyage westbound from the West Coast of North America via South Pacific, Suez Canal, London, Le Havre, Lisbon & Bermuda; departs on around-the-world voyage westbound to Cristobal, Balboa, Acapulco, San Diego, Long Beach, San Francisco, Vancouver, San Francisco, Long Beach, Honolulu, Suva, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Singapore, Bombay, Aden, Port Said, Marseille, Barcelona, Gibraltar & London.||Oct 26|