Notice in the photos - the ship is constructed on land, outside and slid into the water upon launching. It is really an interesting series of photos. In addition, the graceful and sleek lines of the new Homeric are quite evident in the photos showing her in her Home Lines days.
She was later sold to Holland America and Lengthened and renamed the Westerdam and subsequently sold to Costa Cruises and became the Costa Europa. She is currently (on charter) sailing for UK's Thomson Cruises as the Thomson Dream.