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Lisboa Review and Specifications
Specifications of Lisboa
|Builder||HARLAND & WOLFF HEAVY INDUSTRIES BELFAST U.K.|
|Speed||17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph|
|Length (LOA)||162 m / 531 ft|
|Beam (width)||21 m / 69 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||16531 gt|
|Passengers||576 - 640|
|Decks with cabins||7|
|Former names||Port Melbourne, Therisos Express, Danae, Starlight Express, Baltica, Princess Danae|
Review of Lisboa
The cruise ship mv Lisboa was built in 1955 as a fast cargo liner for Port Line's UK-Australia express service and later was planned as a car ferry. At last, the vessel was re-built as a liner named Danae.
History - construction & ownership
The 16,531-ton, 670-passenger cruise ship mv Lisboa has changed her name several times. The cruise company Classic International Cruises operated the Princess Danae ship from 1994 until 2012. The vessel was transferred to the fleet of Portuscale Cruises in the beginning of 2013 and renamed Lisboa. In 2014 the ship was partially refurbished.
A curious fact is that in the summer of 2013 mv Lisboa was arrested in Dublin for not paying a fuel bill.
Cruise itinerary program
On February 28, 2015 it was announced that the classic ship, Lisboa, had been sold for scrap and on March 15 would sail for Turkey.