5813 GRT, loa 118m, 276 passengers Lubeck Line’s Regina Maris was built in 1966 especially for cruising in remote areas. She quickly established a very high reputation for her cruises in Northern Europe. In 1976 she was sold to a Canadian firm and renamed Mercator One, but spent most of her time in lay up. Deilmann bought her in 1979 and she became the Frankfurt One . After a refit she was renamed back to Regina Maris. Deilmann operated her for several years as a cruise ship before the advent of newer vessels such as Berlin and later Deutschland. She was suddenly sold to shipping tycoon Latsis and renamed Alexander in 1984. Latsis converted her to a private yacht (only 12 passengers….) and invited the Saudi Royal Family, Prince Charles and Lady Di, President Bush sr. to sail in her. She is currently on the yacht charter market.

15 photographs, made in 1980 during a ship visit in Amsterdam.