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Sorting and organizing pictures this weekend,  I thought I would post this to see if you can identify the ship.  I'm almost certain it is a Royal Caribbean ship based on the Viking Crown Lounge on the funnel.  This was taken on February 9th, 1989 in Grand Cayman.  I have narrowed the ship down to the Sun Viking or Song of Norway.  Any guesses?  Anyone you know sail this ship during this time period?  


RCCL Sun Viking or Song of Norway?.jpg

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Ok, got the trifecta. Went down some rabbit holes. It’s the Sun Viking. The Miami Herald Fall 1988 cruise section show 2 RCL ships sailing Itineraries from Miami including Grand Cayman. Song of America 7-day cruise departing Sundays (Feb 5) and Sun Viking 8-day cruise departing Feb 4, 1989. Either could have been at Grand Cayman 2/9/89, depending on whether the cruise route was clockwise or counter-clockwise & when Sun Viking had its 3rd sea day. Ships photo make it clear – Song of America is distinctly different than the mystery ship, while Sun Viking is the similar shape. Just so you know – Song of Norway was homeported in San Juan doing Southern Caribbean cruises. (Plus, the stern of Song of Norway is different than Sun Viking.) WHEW


Song of America


Sun Viking


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@FJB Wow, you are good! I honestly have no clue where to even begin. I'm impressed you were able to narrow it down to a RCL ship. 

@kefthecruiser You both need to keep this up! Your ability to decipher all of this info and pinpoint which ships these are is so impressive. I know where to go if I have any questions about cruise history! I love all of the fun facts. When did your passion for cruising begin? 


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