Castalia
 
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This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the HML ship Castalia.
 
Castalia was built in 1974 by Kynossoura Dock Yard Ltd, Kynossoura, Salamis. She was another stunning looking ship built for Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, even more so than the 1972 Aquarius. She worked on their main ferry route Brindisi-Patras until sold to Stena Gulf Line in 1988 and renamed Scandinavian Saga. She was chartered to SeaEscape for short cruises out of Florida until 1991. She has remained in similar use ever since, for a variety of owners, under the names Pride of San Diego (1991), Tropic Star II (1992-1995), Stena Arcadia (1995-1997), Emerald Empress (1997-1998), Sofia (1998-2000), Enchanted Sun (2000-2001), Talisman (2001-2002), Manistal (2002-2003), St Tropez (2003), Fortune Star (2004-2005) and Casino Royale (2006).
 
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Casino Royale - 2006
Castalia - HML: 1974-1988
Enchanted Sun - Commodore: 1999-2001
Scandinavian Saga - SeaEscape: 1988-1991
Stena Arcadia - Stena America Line: 1995-1997
St Tropez - Circle Line Cruises: 2003-2005
Tropic Star II - Stena America Line: 1992-1995
 
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Castalia
(HML: 1974-1988)
 
8,500 grt - 1600 passengers - 250 cars - 18 knots
 
Castalia was built in 1974 by Kynossoura Dock Yard Ltd, Kynossoura, Salamis. She was another stunning looking ship built for Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, even more so than the 1972 Aquarius. She worked on their main ferry route Brindisi-Patras until sold to Stena Gulf Line in 1988 and renamed Scandinavian Saga. She was chartered to SeaEscape for short cruises out of Florida until 1991. She has remained in similar use ever since, for a variety of owners, under the names Pride of San Diego (1991), Tropic Star II (1992-1995), Stena Arcadia (1995-1997), Emerald Empress (1997-1998), Sofia (1998-2000), Enchanted Sun (2000-2001), Talisman (2001-2002), Manistal (2002-2003), St Tropez (2003), Fortune Star (2004-2005) and Casino Royale (2006).
 
 
Official Hellenic Mediterranean Lines postcard of Castalia.
 
Photo: © Foto Fleet File Rotterdam
Scan supplied by Fakta om Fartyg.
 
 
 
 
 
Scandinavian Saga
(SeaEscape: 1988-1991)
 
Scandinavian Saga was built as the Castalia in 1974 by Kynossoura Dock Yard Ltd, Kynossoura, Salamis. She was another stunning looking ship built for Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, even more so than the 1972 Aquarius. She worked on their main ferry route Brindisi-Patras until sold to Stena Gulf Line in 1988 and renamed Scandinavian Saga. She was chartered to SeaEscape until 1991, for short cruises out of Florida. She has remained in similar use ever since, for a variety of owners, under the names Pride of San Diego (1991), Tropic Star II (1992-1995), Stena Arcadia (1995-1997), Emerald Empress (1997-1998), Sofia (1998-2000), Enchanted Sun (2000-2001), Talisman (2001-2002), Manistal (2002-2003), St Tropez (2003), Fortune Star (2004-2005) and Casino Royale (2006).
 
 
SeaEscape postcard of Scandinavian Saga.
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Tropic Star II
(Stena America Line: 1992-1995)
 
Photo: © Roger Bacon
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Stena Arcadia
(Stena America Line: 1995-1997)
 
Photo: © Fleet File Rotterdam
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Photo: © Fotohaus Pamperin
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Enchanted Sun
(Commodore: 1999-2001)
 
Enchanted Sun was built as Castalia in 1974 by Kynossoura Dock Yard Ltd, Kynossoura, Salamis. She was another stunning looking ship built for Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, even more so than the 1972 Aquarius. She worked on their main ferry route Brindisi-Patras until sold to Stena Gulf Line in 1988 and renamed Scandinavian Saga. She was chartered to SeaEscape for short cruises out of Florida until 1991. She has remained in similar use ever since, for a variety of owners, under the names Pride of San Diego, Tropic Star II, Stena Arcadia, Emerald Empress, Sofia, Enchanted Sun, Talisman and Manistal. She was bought by Commodore in 1999, but was laid up and sold in 2001. Since 2003 she has sailed out of Ft Lauderdale as the casino ship St Tropez.
 
 
Enchanted Sun at Seattle, June 2000.
Photo: © Adolfo Litmanovich (Chief Engineer).
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St Tropez
(Circle Line Cruises: 2003-2005)
 
 
Photo: © Lars Helge Isdahl, Port Everglades 22/11/2003
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Photo: © Lars Helge Isdahl, Port Everglades 28/02/2004
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Photo: © Lars Helge Isdahl, Port Everglades 28/02/2004
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Photo: © Lars Helge Isdahl, Port Everglades 19/12/2004
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Casino Royale
(2006)
 
Casino Royale at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding and Repair Co, June 2006.
Photo: © Fr.Dennis Donovan
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Casino Royale at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding and Repair Co, June 2006.
Photo: © Fr.Dennis Donovan
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