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    #16
    If anyone has a lot of time on their hand, why don't you help me write the story of Royal Viking Line for the main website... the page is ready, we just need to insert all the words telling the story...
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      #17
      The story of RVL has been told in four publications from what I am aware -

      1. A brief history in the book on the building of the RV Sun
      2. A complete history and timeline etc in the British Magazine Ships Monthly published August 2008
      3. A full overview of the company and its ships in the British Magazine Shipping Today and Yesterday published April 2009
      4. A sub chapter in Bruce Peters book Passenger Liners Scandinavian Style published in 2003

      There is also numerous history short pieces in the RVL Skald magazines.

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        #18
        Also I just remembered there is a piece on the formation of RVL in the British publication The Motor Ship published August 1972 to coincide with the launch of the Star.
        Last edited by markjd; January 13th, 2010, 23:02.

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          #19
          And another piece in the British magazine Shipping World and Shipbuilder October 1973 discussing the Royal Viking Sky.

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            #20
            Mental note.....:

            Need to find these places, then write in words, then add it to the main page...

            Darn, yet another project which I do not have time to complete...
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              #21
              Yes I think the articles I mention above give a great base for the story of Royal Viking Line - I am struggling to think what else factual we could add other than our own memories/experiences and of course photos for which this forum has proved a great vehicle.

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                #22
                Great bases for writing the story indeed... but the thing is, I would love to have it included on my main webpage as I have long planned.

                Unfortunately, I don't see that ever happening as I do not have the time to prepare it for the page at the moment....

                Similarly to so many other pages on the main site.... I just don't have time to finish all that I want without help...

                That is the reason why I was hoping someone would write it up into a short essay....
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #23
                  I think we might run into copyright issues if we use the articles mentioned above as a base for the RVL story.

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                    #24
                    If anyone wants to compile a chronological story of Royal Viking Line, it would be highly appreciated. If not, I guess you are all waiting for me to do it, though, it might be a while before I find the time...


                    Royal Viking ship in the Panama Canal.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #25
                      Re: The story of Royal Viking Line

                      I'm surprised that one of the prominent maritime historians has not written a book on Royal Viking Line.

                      Anyway, I just had to share this - the best cruise line logo ever!!

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                        #26
                        Re: The story of Royal Viking Line

                        Originally posted by MR028 View Post
                        I'm surprised that one of the prominent maritime historians has not written a book on Royal Viking Line.

                        Anyway, I just had to share this - the best cruise line logo ever!!
                        There should really be a BOOK about this cruise line, packed with rare images... I would love to have it.

                        Yes, the best logo ever. Imagine an updated version of this logo, illuminated from the inside!
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          #27
                          Re: The story of Royal Viking Line

                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          Yes, the best logo ever. Imagine an updated version of this logo, illuminated from the inside!
                          Now that would be very cool!

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                            #28
                            Re: The story of Royal Viking Line

                            May we dream that Royal Viking Line will be resurrected again?

                            With the announcement from STX France that Viking River Cruises has ordered two ocean-going 888-passenger luxury ships for deliveries in 2014 and 2015 comes the inevitable speculation that Norwegian-born Torstein Hagen, chairman of the Basel-based riverboat company, may bring back Royal Viking Line, if not in the name, at least in the service and reputation.

                            Hagen, who launched Viking River Cruises, in the late 1980s, was formerly president and CEO of Royal Viking Line......
                            The whole story here: http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cr...king-line.html
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #29
                              Re: The story of Royal Viking Line

                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              May we dream that Royal Viking Line will be resurrected again?



                              The whole story here: http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cr...king-line.html
                              Very interesting, however Carnival Corp. are the current owners of the Royal Viking Line name and logo (Cunard owned these when Carnival acquired them). I spoke to Royal Viking Sun's well-known Captain Ola Harsheim on this matter some years ago after RVL's demise, and he said that Carnival would never resurrect the RVL name because it is too "powerful". Basically, it would compete with their established upscale brands of Seabourn, Cunard, HAL and Princess. That said, you never know....

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                                #30
                                Re: The story of Royal Viking Line

                                Originally posted by MR028 View Post
                                ......Carnival would never resurrect the RVL name because it is too "powerful". Basically, it would compete with their established upscale brands of Seabourn, Cunard, HAL and Princess. That said, you never know....
                                A very good point. Hadn't thought of it that way.
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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