The present MV Lisboa (still as the Princess Danae) in Corfu harbor, 2008
|Namesake:||Lisbon (Lisboa in Portuguese)|
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|Builder:||Harland and Wolff|
|Status:||Undergoing refit as of March 2014.|
|Notes:||Expected to resume cruising in 2015, but as laid-up, was sold to Shipbreaking.|
|Installed power:||9708 kw|
|Propulsion:||2 × Wallsend-Doxford 6 cylinder Diesel|
MV Lisboa was a Portuguese cruise liner owned by Portuscale Cruises. The ship was designed by Harland & Wolff as a freighter in Belfast built and ran in 1954 as Port Melbourne, a fast cargo liner for Port Line's UK-Australia express service. She was planned to be rebuilt as a car ferry, the Therisos Express, but instead became the cruise ship Danae. In later years, she was named Starlight Express, Baltica, and then Princess Danae.
From 1994 until 2012, the ship was operated by Classic International Cruises as the Princess Danae. In late summer of 2012, the ship was detained in Dublin, Ireland for non-payment of a fuel bill. Early in 2013, she was bought by the recently created Portuguese cruise company Portuscale Cruises and renamed Lisboa. Ship arrived in Aliağa at Shipbroker for dismantling.
Her sister ship is the Princess Daphne, built as the Port Sydney.
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