MV Azores has a history

Now sailing as Azores the cruise ship has an interesting history.

MV Azores is a Portuguese cruise ship operated by Portuscale Cruises.
Until 2012, the ship was operated by Classic International Cruises, as the Athena. In 2013, it was transferred to Portuscale Cruises and renamed Azores. She was ordered in 1944, and launched 9 September 1946, as the Stockholm by Götaverken in Gothenburg for the Swedish America Line (SAL). Since her career with SAL she has sailed under the names Völkerfreundschaft, Volker, Fridtjof Nansen, Italia I, Italia Prima, Valtur Prima and Caribe, before beginning service as the Athena.
As Stockholm she was best known for colliding with the Andrea Doria in 1956, resulting in the sinking of the latter ship and the loss of 46 lives. (Wikipedia)

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