Cruise History – The MS Angelina Lauro was the sistership to the famed terrorist high jacked Achille Lauro. Here is an excellent You Tube video of the beautiful liner converted to cruise ship. Go to this MARITIME website for more photos. MS Oranje, later known as MS Angelina Lauro, was a passenger liner, a wartime hospital ship and finally a ... Read More »
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CRUISE SHIP HISTORY: PIRATES IN THE 21st CENTURY AND TERRORISTS IN THE 20th CENTURY – Pirates have replaced terrorists on the high seas.
The recent attempt by pirates to seize a cruise ship reminds many seasoned cruisers of similar incidents involving terrorists during the 20th Century.On October 7, 1985 the Achille Lauro was employed on a ten-day cruise. She was supposed to call at Alexandria in order to allow passengers to go to Cairo, and then rejoining the ship at Port Said. Only ... Read More »