Vessel Review – SS SHALOM

SS SHALOM was a combined ocean liner/cruise ship built in 1964 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique at St. Nazaire in France for Zim Lines, Israel for transatlantic service from Haifa, Israel to New York, USA.

In 1967, SHALOM was sold to the German Atlantic Line becoming their second SS HANSEATIC. Subsequently she served as SS DORIC for Home Lines from 1973 to 1981. She was sold to Royal Cruise Line trading as ROYAL ODYSSEY from 1981 to 1988. Then from 1988 to 1996 she was sold to Regency Cruises trading as REGENT SUN.  The ship was laid up in 1995 following a bankruptcy and renamed SUN in 1998. She was renamed SUN 11 and she sank off South Africa  on 26 July 2001, while en route to India to be scrapped.

The below image shows her entering Valletta, Malta back in 1965 assisted by the tug ZOLLA (Still existing as ST.ROCCO at Malta) –

Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –