Louis Hellenic Cruises has announced the sale of the 1971-built AEGEAN PEARL (ex SOUTHWARD, SEAWING, PERLA) to Israel-based buyers, effective June 23, 2010. The handsome ship’s three and four night Aegean itineraries will be taken over by the 1968-built MV CALYPSO (ex CANGURO VERDE). The AEGEAN PEARL’s future itineraries and name have not yet been released.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."