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The "Regal Empress" (which is a ship, by the way, not a boat!) was built in 1953.
Just last week, the ship scored a near-perfect score with the CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program. It is a great old liner if you like ships of that vintage that have a true soul. If you want a new ship and plan to go for the price only, I would suggest looking at alternatives. It really is a matter of taste. Personally, I love vintage liners, but I know many people who don't (which is fine, as well).