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Norwegian cruise ship 'Royal Viking Star'
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No: 22303   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1974   Manufacturer: Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Åbo, Finland   Country: New Zealand
Norwegian cruise ship 'Royal Viking Star'

Norwegian cruise ship "Royal Viking Star" (21,847 tons gross, 539 passengers capacity, built 1971 by O/Y Wärtsilä A/B., Helsinki), owned by Det Bergenske A/S (Bergen Line), Bergen (operated by Royal Viking Line, a joint venture by Bergen Line, A.F. Klaveness & Co. & Det Nordenfjeldske Damps.) arriving at at Auckland, New Zealand, in November 1974. She was lengthened in 1981, raising her gross tonnage to around 28,000 & increasing the passenger capacity by 200. In 1984 Royal Viking was bought by Norwegian Caribbean Line (part of the Kloster group). In 1991 she was transferred to Kloster's Norwegian Cruise Line & renamed "Westward" & in 1994 she was transferred again to NCL's subsidiary Royal Cruise Line, bwing renamed "Star Odyssey". She was finally sold to Fred Olsen & Co. in 1996 & renamed “Black Watch” & is still operating as such (2013).
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