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Royal Viking Star berthed in Auckland.
· Date: Tue, 18 October 05 · Views: 304
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Frank P

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Tue, 18 October 05 05:43

Nice photo, it was taken after she was streched in 1981.

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royal viking
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Wed, 19 October 05 00:22

great shot,still think they looked better before the stretch,but one of the most beautiful ships around,i remember one of them either sea or sky arriving in auckland in the late 70s with a wrinkled nose after hitting a huge wave any one remember, if so i would love to know more
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PETER HOPKINS
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Registered: October 2005
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Fri, 21 October 05 18:07

I vaguely remember the incident. I thought she hit a wave in the Atlantic Ocean on her Round the World cruise, but I am not completely sure. I was on a cruise from
Sydney to Honolulu via Singapore and Japan in 1976. This was before the stretch. This was a beautiful ship then and 5 star service was really 5 star service.

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Frank P

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Sun, 23 October 05 15:17

I don't remember either the "R V Sea" or the "R V Sky" getting their bow damaged. The one with the bow damage was the Royal Viking Star, I was onboard at the time, it happened while we were crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton to New York in September 1973 in very bad weather and a large wave hit the bow. I have a photo of the dented bow (somewhere) I will post the photo when I find it.

Hi Peter, can you remember which month you were on the R V Star.

Cheers Frank
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PETER HOPKINS
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Mon, 24 October 05 06:21

Frank it was so long ago. Nearly 30 years. I remember, it was 24rd March out of Sydney because my wifes Birthday was 24th and the customary Birthday cake
and sing a long by the crew. I remember we headed in to the tail end of a cyclone off the East Coast of Australia.

Peter

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Frank P

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Mon, 24 October 05 07:02

Peter we have been on the same ship together, I was on the Royal Viking Star at that time. I signed off in July 1976, when we were in Europe
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Pompeyfan

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Fri, 28 October 05 18:43

Nice to see the passenger terminal at Auckland again. I recognised it straight away. One of my many haunts when I lived there. Royal Viking Star is now with Fred Olsen as Black Watch and her sister Royal Viking Sky is Fred Olsen's new vessel Boudicca.

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royal viking
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Mon, 26 December 05 16:39

pitty the terminal is so changed now with the hilton hotel and apartments on it ,no body thought about a proper observation platform to see the ships,it's a disgrace,for us ship lovers
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Rutts

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Tue, 27 December 05 02:37

Exactly my thoughts as well. The port company have their sights on Wynyard wharf and the surrounding tank farm for redevelopment next. One has to ask ones self what is more use .....a bulk storage terminal that handles the regions shipments of ingredients for the making margarine and all the other spreads or bowling it over and turning it into a block of appartments ??

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