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Just arrived from England:
Here we have a hard to find 2005 book on the history of two of the late 20th century's most luxurious cruise ships, the Sagafjord of 1965 and the Vistafjord of 1973. Sailing for the famous Norwegian America Line, they were among the top rated ships in the world. While eight years separated them, their outward appearance was quite similar with a traditional beautifully proportioned funnel midships and a sharply raked bow. They were designed for long luxurious cruises to all corners of the earth, with all passengers in one class, rather than as point to point liners.
Not much has been written about Norwegian America Line or for that matter, Saga Cruises, so this book is a real find for ocean liner / cruise ship enthusiasts. Starting with a history of NAL and its famous earlier liners Oslofjord, Bergensfjord and Stavangerfjord, the authors discus the ships' design and construction with many pre launch sketches. Each ship had at least 3 lives. First sailing for NAL, then sailing under their original names for Cunard, and finally as the Saga sisters, Saga Rose and Saga Pearl for Saga Cruise Line of the UK. There were some other detours and name changes along the way.
Written with great detail and affection, this 96 page British soft cover book was publshed in 2005. It is filled with color and balck and white photos, many interior shots and many artist design sketches, and a deck plan of Oslofjord. The ships are seen in their various lives in ports around the world. The scans give you just a hint of what's inside.
This hard to find in the US, unique, historic book is a true collector's item. Overall condition is quite good with a strong spine and clean pages. There is some wear around the edges. All sales are final. Please ask any and all questions before bidding. I cannot be responsible for an item once it has been given over to the post office. .