She was constructed on the River Clyde in Glasgow by the shipbuilders Alexander Stephen and Sons. At 537 feet long and weighing just over 14,000 tons, Aureol had room for 329 passengers and carried 145 crew.. She spent much of her working life on the route from Liverpool to Lagos.
Aureol was withdrawn in 1974, but was purchased by Greek oil tycoon John S. Latsis, and renamed Marianna VI after one of his daughters. In 1989 she was laid up at Eleusina and did not sail again until 2001, when she moved to the Indian port of Alang to be broken up.
CRUISING INTO AGREAT FUTURE; Peter Elson Looks Back on Liverpool's Cruise History and Forward to a Positive Future
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