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Israeli Passenger, Ship to Arrive in New York Tomorrow on Maiden Trip

The S.S. Zion, newest passenger liner on the North Atlantic, will arrive in New York on her maiden voyage this Friday, it was announced today by the American-Israeli Shipping Company, United States representatives of the Zim Israel American Line of Haifa, owners of the vessel.

The 10,500 ton liner, which sailed from Haifa on March 9th, will be the first new passenger vessel to come to New York in 1956. She and her five-month old sistership, the S.S. Israel, provide the only direct passenger service between the United States and Israel with sailings every three weeks throughout the year. The twin steamers call at Naples in both directions and, occasionally at Halifax, westbound.

The Zion, delivered to the Zim Lines by her builders late last month, accommodates 300 passengers in first and tourist classes, all in outside staterooms, most of them with adjoining private or semi-private baths or showers. She is one of-the first trans-Atlantic liners to be fitted with the new Denny-Brown stabilizing fins which reduce rolling to a minimum in the heaviest seas.

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