CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL CRUISES, PRINSES DAPHNE 15,833gt, (1955)
Built 1955 as fast cargo liner Port Sydney for Port Lines' UK - Australia service.
In 1972, she was sold along with her sister ship, Port Melbourne,to John Karras for conversion to car ferries. Renamed Akrotiri Express but completed as the cruise ship Daphne (1974).
Sailed as Switzerland (1996),Ocean Odyssey (2002) then Ocean Monarch. In 2004 she spent time in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, as a hospital ship for tsunami victims as the Hellenic Aid. Reverted back to Ocean Monarch she was sold to Classic International Cruises and named Princess Daphne this year, being reunited with her sister ship after 54 years who sails for Classic International as Princess Danane.