Built: 1930 Gross tons: 30030 Length: 673ft Beam: 84ft Draft: 31ft Speed: 21kn Registry: West Germany Passengers: 85 First Class, 1167 Tourist Class
Hamburg-Atlantic Line converted the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Japan/Scotland into this remarkable ship, entering service in 1958 sailing Transatlantic in the summer and from Port Everglades in the winter, with some interesting positioning voyages via the Mediterranean. She was one of the largest liners afloat, boasting indoor & outdoor pools, four orchestras for dancing and 14 public rooms. Decorated with dark woods and an eclectic mix of traditional and more modern furnishings, she had a very elegant appearance. Unfortunately she only lasted until 1966, when there was a serious fire while embarking at New York and was scrapped.
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