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Regency Cruise Line
Regent Star (Regency: 1986-1995)
Regent Star was built as the Holland America liner Statendam in 1957. She was bought by the Paquet group in 1982 and renamed Rhapsody, but sold again to the Lelakis group in 1986, and named Regent Star in the Regency fleet. Her steam turbines were replaced by diesels in 1987. She has been inactive since the Regency Cruises bankruptcy. The Statendam (4) was built in 1957. She was bought by the Paquet group in 1982 and renamed Rhapsody, but sold again to the Lelakis group in 1986, and named Regent Star in the Regency fleet. Her steam turbines were replaced by diesels in 1987. She has been inactive since the Regency Cruises bankruptcy.
RegentSea (Regency: 1984-1995)
Built for the Swedish America Line in Italy in 1957, Gripsholm (II) was a near sister to Kungsholm (III). She was sold to Karageorgis Lines in 1975, becoming their Navarino. She suffered a major fire in 1981, but returned to service after three years undergoing repairs as RegentSea,for the Lelakis group in 1984. She was Regency Cruises first ship. The line expanded rapidly, using secondhand tonnage, until it collapsed in 1995. Despite various attempts to return her to service, RegentSea has not sailed since
Regent Sun was built as the Zim Israel liner Shalom in 1964. After only three years, she was bought by the Deutsches atlantik group in 1967 and renamed Hanseatic (II). She was sold again to Home Lines in 1973, and named Doric, and became Royal Odyssey in theRoyal Cruise Line fleet in 1981. In 1988 she became the Regent Sun in the Regency fleet. She has been inactive since the Regency Cruises bankruptcy, despite an announced sale to Royal Venture cruises as their Sun Venture. Current name is listed just as Sun, with ownersCanyon Ranch.
Regent Rainbow was built as the Grace Line Santa Rosa in 1957 for their New York-Central America service. She was laid up for 20 years before sale to the Lelakis group in 1990. Following a substantial rebuilding (although keeping her steam turbines), she returned to service in 1992 named Regent Rainbow in the Regency fleet. Since the Regency Cruises bankruptcy she served as Emerald under charter to Thomson Cruises , which she continues in 2001, although now owned by Louis Cruise Line
Regent Spirit was built as the Brazilian liner Anna Nery in 1962. She was bought by the Kavounides Hellenic Cruises in 1978 and renamed Danaos then Constellation. In 1992 she became Morning Star, then Regent Spirit in the Regency fleet. Following the Regency Cruises bankruptcy, she became Salamis Glory, for Salamis Cruise Lines, running cruises out of Limassol.
Calypso was a conversion of the Italian car ferry Canguro Verde, carried out by Regency Cruises in 1994. She was due to be named Regent Jewel, but was immediately chartered to the German Transocean Tours, who named her Calypso. In 2000 she was sold to Louis Cruise Lines, who have retained the name.