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Regal Cruises ceased operations on April 18th, 2003. The cruise lines only ship - Regal Empress was seized by U.S. marshals on April 18th 
in a dispute over a claim against the cruise company for $730,000 for repair work on the 50-year old vessel. The ship was purchased at auction by Imperial Majesty Cruises and is now operating on two-day cruises to the Bahamas. 

The cruise line was founded in 1993 by executives of GoGo Tours and Liberty Travel, who have invested $6 million in a recent refurbishment. Regal Cruises is based in Port Manatee, Florida. This line's ship, the Regal Empress, has the classic elegance of earlier trans-Atlantic liners. You'll find a high level of personal service due to its more intimate size, as well as a diverse range of itineraries at affordable prices. This ship attracts a fun-loving crowd seeking a great value. Built as the trans-Atlantic liner Olympia for the Greek Line in 1953, this former steamship was converted into a motor ship by internationally renowned Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft shipyard in 1983. Acquired by Regal Cruises in 1993, she offers inexpensive cruises in a charming old-world ambience. Sailing from New York each summer and Port Manatee, near Tampa, during the winter months, this 900 passenger ship still proudly shows some of her former luxury trappings.

Cruise ship and itineraries:

Regal Empress: Bahamas registered, built 1953, refitted 1997, 21.909 gross tons, 1.068 passengers, 396 crew members.
Itineraries: Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Panama Canal, Canada/New England.
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