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    Tresfjord and Prinsendam....

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Every time I see the Prinsendam, a flood of (great) memories comes to my head, and I will almost always feel a small tear in the corner of my eye.

      I have so many great memories from this ship when she was the Royal Viking Sun: I sailed her all over the world, every single continent.... I was a blue-boy, a deckhand, an able-bodied seaman, and eventually an officer apprentice and 2nd officer on this ship. I will never, ever - as long as I live - forget the ship, and the friendships I made on board that ship.

      I would really love to be able to visit on board again, or even better sail with her again.

      Here are some images when she came to Trondheim on July 1st 2016 and I shed tears again:

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        Some close up's of areas I'm still feel very familiar with.... despite her livery change and service under a completely different brand:



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          I share with you, these images of a truly beautiful vessel.... imagine, she is by modern standards now, already a veteran, but she is as gracious and elegant as when she was brand new.

          I would be interested in learning how long HAL is planning to keep her around.

          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            Her sail away.... does anyone, who ever sailed or worked on board her, remember the sail-away song we used to play over the speakers?

            Here comes the Sun, followed by the Royal Viking Sun-song...





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              This will be my 49.000th post here at CVF..... and what a more suitable way to celebrate my achievement with these images of a ship that has meant so much to me?







              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Adding to my last years images of Prinsendam, here are this years shots:

                http://captainsvoyage.com/its-a-capt...iking-sun.html
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  I just uploaded a very short video I did earlier this summer, to my youtube channel...

                   
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                    I also came across this cool video of the Prinsendam encountering heavy seas at Drake's Passage.... takes me back to my own time at that very beginning, back in February 1992 in South Pacific Ocean when we met tropical cyclone Celesta ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991%E..._Storm_Celesta ).... That time, the stabiliser on port side came out of the water twice! Remember that the stabiliser wing is located 5,5 meters under the waterline!

                    That was a scary experience for a young deckhand as well as for most others on board on that time!
                     
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                      Jan Olav, I see today that your old ship the R V Sun (Prinsendam ) has been sold to Phoenix Reisen, Germany, she will remain on charter to Holland America line until July 2019 and then she will be transferred to Phoenix........ So they will also have two Ex Royal Viking Line ships...

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                        Originally posted by Frankp View Post
                        Jan Olav, I see today that your old ship the R V Sun (Prinsendam ) has been sold to Phoenix Reisen, Germany, she will remain on charter to Holland America line until July 2019 and then she will be transferred to Phoenix........ So they will also have two Ex Royal Viking Line ships...
                        Yes, I saw and heard that. I think it will be good for her, I'm really looking forward to perhaps seeing her with a WHITE hull again. That dark HAL-hull didn't look good on my ship.

                        I saw somewhere the expected new name for the Royal Viking Sun / Prinsendam.... but can't find it again... was it ARMEA or something like that?

                        Apparently, she's been listed for sale for some 6 years or so.
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                          Found it!

                          AMERA is going to be her name, according to this article on Cruise Industry News...

                          https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/c...ion-amera.html
                          Phoenix Reisen has announced that Amera will be the new name for the Prinsendam when she enters service for the German operator in August 2019. Being...
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