MS Achille Lauro, Royal Viking Sun, Lauro Line, Royal Viking Line
Cruises 1993
Achille Lauro
Lauro Line
In 1993 the iconic ship Achille Auro was docked in Antwerp for the first time. May people will probably still remember the name of this ill-fated ship. In 1947 the ship was delivered as 'Willem Ruys' to the Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd. In 1965 the ship was sold to the Italian company Lauro Line and was rechristened Achille Lauro. Sadly the ships' future was dotted with obstacles. On October 7th 1985 the ship was hijacked off the coast of Egypt by four men. This event caused one death onboard. Later the ship  resumed it's normal cruise schedule. The ship visited Antwerp during a cruise through Western Europe. One year later, on November 30th 1994, the faith of the ship was sealed after a fire broke out onboard. The ship capsized and eventually sank on December 2nd. Four people lost their life. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 19 March 1993.
View the photo gallery of this ship 19/03/1993 DATE M* SHIP Achille Lauro CRUISE LINE Lauro Line LENGTH 196m ORIGIN Italy ETA / ETD / X *Maiden Call 16/04/1993 Royal Viking Sun Royal Viking Line 205m USA / / 25/06/1993 Royal Viking Sun Royal Viking Line 205m USA / / ??/??/1993 Royal Viking Sun Royal Viking Line 205m USA / / Achille Lauro in Antwerpen - ©Paul Struyf
Royal Viking Sun
Royal Viking Line
The Royal Viking Sun was a cruise ship from Royal Viking Line. At the moment (2015) the ship is sailing as Prinsendam for Holland America Line. The ship has a length of 205 metres and can accommodate 740 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 16 april 1993.
View the photo gallery of this ship Royal Viking Sun in Antwerpen
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