The SS Doric

Facts and Figures

Registered Gross Tonnage: 25,326 Tons.
Builders: Chantiers de L'Atlantique     St. Nazaire, France.
Twin Screw: 25,000 horse power.
Top speed: 21 knots.
Length overall: 627 feet.   Beam: 81 feet.
Fully air-conditioned throughout.
Equipped with Denny Brown stabilizers to minimize rolling and flares fore and aft to reduce pitching.
T.V. sets in all cabins on Promenade and Belvedere decks.
Three swimming pools (two outdoors and one indoor).
Total deck space: 33,000 sq. feet.
Public rooms: totaling 29,500 sq. feet.
Cinema with seating for 275 persons.
Ship to shore tender service with fast and comfortable motor boats.
Navigational Equipment of the most modern type.


The Doric was originally named Shalom. Built for Zim Israel Navigation, she was completed on March 3,1964 and made her maiden voyage on April 17th. On November 26th she collided with the Norwegian tanker Stolt Dagali. The tanker was cut in half and sank. In May of 1967 she was sold to Hanseatic Schiffahrts GmbH, renamed Hanseatic and made her first voyage under that name on December 16th of that year. She was bought by Home Lines in July 1973 where she sailed as the Doric from New York to Bermuda and Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean. In 1981 she was sold to Royal Cruise Line Ltd. After reconstruction she began cruising on May 28th under the name Royal Odyssey. Bought by Regency Cruises in 1988 she was renamed Regent Sun and was placed in to service on December 9th.


Pictures from the above Doric brochures (1975 to 1981)

Pictures of the Doric leaving New York in August 1976

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