Friday, September 27, 2013

GRIPSHOLM and KUNGSHOLM

Bill Miller recalls two handsome Swedish passenger liners and cruise ships I knew so well in the nineteen sixties and up to 1975: "The Swedish American Line had a glorious reputation: first rate service, food & ambiance. And of course they offered the most wonderful, long cruise itineraries. Their two ships, the GRIPSHOLM of 1957 & KUNGSHOLM of 1966, were thought to be much like "large yachts". The GRIPSHOLM, for example, carried only 450 passengers (out of a total of 842 berths on normal crossings) on her cruises -- and then with 450 handpicked crew. 
The two ships rarely met ... but on occasion, they did call in the same port. Here's a view from Copenhagen in 1972."
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