||Original linen backed horizontal poster for the S. S. Brasil. Two new sister ships, the S.S. Brasil and the S.S. Argentina were built at Ingalls Shipyards, Pascagoula, Mississippi, for Moore-McCormack Lines. In 1972 the Holland America Lines purchased the SS Brasil (1958) from Moore McCormack Line and renamed the ship to SS Volendam.
SS Brasil, a ship that became the Universe Explorer, was without a doubt a magnificent Classic Liner, even though she had seen some rebuilding with decks added, thus she became a somewhat changed ship from the one that was originally launched on December 16, 1957. During her 46 year history SS Brasil had a varied life as can be observed by her many name changes such as the Holland America Lines SS Volendam through to the Enchanted Seas.