To Greek Line.


The Olympia (22,979 grt, 612 ft. long) was built in 1953, the first newly built ship for the Greek Line.
After serving on the Piraeus-New York route, she was used for cruising only from 1970.
She was laid up in 1974 and eventually sold in 1981. She is presently the Regal Empress of Imperial Majesty Cruise Line.

The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the history of the Olympia with many postcards/photos.


The Arkadia (20,259 grt in 1958, 589 ft. long) was originally the Furness liner Monarch of Bermuda built in 1932.
After war service as a troop transport she was destroyed by fire in 1947 while being refitted,
but was saved from the breakers when the Ministry of Transport acquired her and
rebuilt her as an emigrant ship - the New Australia - managed by Shaw Savill Line from 1950.
The Greek Line bought the liner in 1958 and renamed her Arkadia.
She was employed on the Bremerhaven-Montreal route until sold for scrap in 1966.

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This page last updated December 17, 2005.