Thank you for sharing your memories. SS Lurline is a special ship to me as she was built in my backyard (well, not quite, but close enough).
The reason I asked for the year is that 1963 is a key year in determining which Lurline you were referring to. I've always said that if you want to stump a liner buff, just ask about Lurline.
Your Lurline, as you noted, was once Matsonia, orignially built as Monterey in Quincy, Massachusetts. And, many of us know this last Lurline -- your Lurline -- by the name given to her when she was sold to Chandris years later: Britanis.
What wonderful memories... thank you again.