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  • #76
    Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

    The world's best once upon a time:



    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • #77
      Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

      Here is one of my pictures of Prinsendam bathing in the evening sun in Oslo last year, sadly I missed her this year, as I had to work... And, the weather this saturday was exceptionally miserable anyways...

      Taken from the Opera House:


      I don't like that quay, to be honest, no decent spots to photograph until more construction is done in Bjørvika and Sjursøya...
      Last edited by Eirik; August 30th, 2011, 22:23.
      Olympus user
      E-PL1, E-M5
      w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

      Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
      MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

      Cruise ships traveled on:
      MS Sunbird, former Rccl Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
      MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
      MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)

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      • #78
        Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

        Erik: Beautiful photo of the PRINSENDAM. My wife and I were on board, and not only did it rain most of the day in Oslo, there also was an automoblie accident in the tunnel. Traffic was terrible.
        I too miss her as the RV SUN. Our cruise was good. everything worked, but her upkeep IMO is lacking especially in the deck department area. Both Man Overboard Boats were missing, and there seem to be be a fair amount of rust about. Understand it's hard to chip and paint with passengers always on board, wanting their afternoon nap. In (2) ports of call cherry pickers were along side to due touch up.

        We had trouble in Tallinn getting away from the pier due to high winds, about 30 kts coming in from the starboard beam, needed a strong tug that arrived late, also in Copenhagen, needed a tug as winds were 18 kts pushing the stern quarter against the quay.

        I remember the RV SUN as "new" it's hard to believe she is 23 years old.
        Jeff

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        • #79
          Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

          Royal Viking Sun in heavier weather:

          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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          • #80
            Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

            your own image J-O?

            amazing image thread straight away
            best regards Thijs

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            • #81
              Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

              Originally posted by janihudi View Post
              your own image J-O?

              amazing image thread straight away
              No, not my image... it's from an unknown source, forwarded to me by e-mail a couple of days ago.

              Oh, yes, into the amazing thread with it!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • #82
                Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                Here are some images of Royal Viking Sun taken by Harvey Lloyd, the noted photographer who did RVL's publicity shots:





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                • #83
                  Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                  Some shots of Royal Viking Sun in her original livery:

                  Classic shot of her cruising 'dressed' with flags overall:




                  In Bermuda:


                  Also cruising in Bermuda:


                  Tendering in Nice:


                  Bow detail:

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                  • #84
                    Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                    These images brings back so MANY memories from my early years at sea, more than 20 years ago!

                    I still recall those days with great love and affection.

                    Check out my youtube channel in the future for some more old-type video clips from those years!
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                    Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                    Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

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                    • #85
                      Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                      Sequence of photos taken by me of Royal Viking Sun arriving in Sydney, Australia on her 1992 World Cruise in February 1992. I love how she sails in fully dressed with flags overall:








                      Last edited by MR028; December 24th, 2012, 07:03.

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                      • #86
                        Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                        Docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney Cove:




                        View forward from the starboard bridge wing:


                        And from the Observation Deck above:

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                        • #87
                          Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                          My photos of Royal Viking Sun's maiden visit to Sydney, Australia on her first world cruise, on the afternoon of February 4 1989. At that stage, she had been in service for really only a month.





                          Her original (and best IMO) aft configuration:

                          Note how her name is rendered in the break between the blue riband at the top of her hull, later there would be windows here and the riband would fully encircle the hull.
                          Last edited by MR028; December 24th, 2012, 07:09.

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                          • #88
                            Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                            Many thanks posting these twenty years old pictures, it's always interesting to see pictures more than a decade old.

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                            • #89
                              Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                              From the "glory days", when Royal Viking Sun ruled the waves as the world's highest rated ship. This was from onboard, during the Cunard Royal Viking phase. The date January 12, 1995:





                              Last edited by MR028; December 27th, 2012, 01:26.

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                              • #90
                                Re: Royal Viking Sun : Images, photos and stories.

                                More from "the vault". Royal Viking Sun's cruise log of the "Captain's Pacific Journey", January 29 1992:

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