VISTAFJORD

VISTAFJORD

Postby Tony Frost » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:21 am

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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby magoonigal » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:43 pm

Taken at Southampton.

Vistafjord was built by Swan Hunter's at Wallsend as Yard Number 39 in 1973.

24,292 Gross. 5,954 Dwt.
Twin Screw/Diesels=20 knots.

1973 VISTAFJORD.
1999 CARONIA.
2004 SAGA RUBY.

Still operating for Saga Cruises but probably not for much longer.

Last Port was Takoradi, Ghana on the 16th April.
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VISTAFJORD to be sold

Postby Whickham » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:57 pm

I received the following email today:

"The Saga Ruby, formerly Vistafjord and MS Caronia, is to be sold. I've been commissioned by Saga to collect photos and reminiscences of anyone who has had anything to do with her, whether the original builders at Swan Hunter, ship's staff, or holiday makers. These will be printed and packaged with memorabilia to give to her buyers so her 40 year history is not forgotten."

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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby magoonigal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:29 pm

That sort of implies that she has been, or will be sold for further Trading, not scrap.
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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby RichardP » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:26 pm

Midsummer in Iceland, anchored in Isafjordur on 27th June 2013. Her last visit to Iceland.
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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby tynebuoy » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:08 pm

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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby magoonigal » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:17 pm

There a couple of interesting pictures young Kevin.

Twas a very common affliction at the time........the ill fitting raincoat and knowing what to do with your hands.

Dennis might even know who the four Gentlemen are??
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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby teesships » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:41 pm

Fitting out, River Tyne - 28 August 1972:
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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby Whickham » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:00 am

I think it is Tom McIver (Swan's MD at the time) 2nd left and I should know far right but can't find the name in the thing that passes as my brain.
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Re: VISTAFJORD

Postby tynebuoy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:26 pm

29.05.2007.
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