Louis Cruise Lines Acquire New Ship

Tuesday, September 28, 1999
Louis Cruise Lines reportedly acquired its seventh cruise vessel, boosting the total capacity of its fleet to 5,803 passengers. The vessel, the M/S Mermoz, was bought from Prestige Cruises NV, a member of the Costa Crociere group. The Mermoz has a tonnage of 14,173 and can accommodate 739 passengers in 300 cabins. The vessel will reportedly replace the Ausonia, which is under charter to Britain's First Choice.

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