Princess Daphne in Port of Kiel, in 2009
|Owner||Golden Laurel Maritime|
|Port of registry|
|Launched||29 October 1954|
|Fate||Scrapped in 2014|
|Length||162.3 m (532.5 ft)|
|Beam||21.34 m (70.0 ft)|
|Decks||10 (7 for passenger use)|
|Capacity||530 passengers in 231 cabins|
She was built in 1955 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom as a freighter for the Port Line. Between 1972 and 1974, she was converted into a cruise ship at Chalkis Shipyard, Piraeus, Greece.
It was announced on June 14, 2014 that the Princess Daphne had arrived in Alang India under the name Daphne for scrapping, following a voyage from the Cretan port of Souda, where she was laid up in September 2012. She was given back to the Patimanios brothers by the bank following the sale of the assets of Classic International Cruises' fleet in 2013. In early 2014, rumors began to circulate saying she was to return to service under the "Classic International Cruises" banner. These rumors were proven false when it was announced that she was sold to Indian scrap merchants. She was beached at Alang, India by July 1, 2014 and scrapping commenced soon after.
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