Built: 1958 Gross tons: 23395 Length: 617ft (188m) Beam: 86ft (26m) Draft: 27ft (8m) 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.
|SAILING SCHEDULE of Argentina for January 1964|
|Argentina arrives Jan 2 from cruise; departs on 10-day cruise to Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, St. Thomas, San Juan & Port Everglades.||Jan 3|
|Argentina arrives from cruise; departs to New York.||Jan 13|
|Argentina arrives from New York; departs on 35-day Carnaval in Rio cruise to Nassau, San Juan, Barbados, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Trinidad, Martinique, St. Thomas & Port Everglades.||Jan 19|