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Saw this yesterday and found it interesting since we were just on Freya the week before Christmas. Glad there appear to be subtle changes on each with the main areas providing the same functions.
Viking Freya 12/13 (Heart of Germany), Sapphire Princess 4/13 (Coastal), Ruby Princess 12/12 (CRB), Viking Pride (Paris/Normandy) 10/12, Star Princess 12/11 (S. America), Caribbean Princess 5/11 (CRB), Sapphire Princess 2/11 (MEX), Emerald Princess 12/10 (CRB), Viking Sky 11/10 (Danube), Golden Princes 5/10 (Coastal), Vision of the Seas 2/09 (CRB), Crown Princess 12/08 (CRB) ,Crown Princess 8/08 (Scandinavia and Russia), Golden Princess 3/08 (MEX), Island Princess 12/07 (PAN CANAL), Emerald Princess 5/07(MED) , Grand Princess 2/07 (W. CRB), Viking Surkov 8/06 (RUSSIA), Sapphire Princess 3/06 (MEX), Golden Princess 12/05 (S. CRB), Viking Century Star 5/05 (CHINA), Sea Voyager 12/04 (PAN CANAL), Splendour of the Seas 10/04 (MED), Golden Princess 3/04 (E. CRB), Polaris 5/03 (GALAPAGOS), Sovereign of the Seas 3/03 (BAHAMAS), Norwegian Sun 12/02 (W. CRB), Legend of the Seas 5/02 (ALASKA), Norway 12/01 (E. CRB), Miriam 5/01 (EGYPT), Sunbird 3/00 (S. CRB), Song of America 3/98(MEX)
I am anxious to see what subtle changes come with next batch of longships.
Maybe a self-serve laundry?
Only if they tow it behind the ship! . The space on the ships is so tightly configured, I can't imagine them finding space for one. And, since the sailings usually sell out well in advance, it's unlikely cabin space would be forfeited for a laundry. JMO, of course.
Thank you for sharing this article. We are on the brand new Viking Hemming on the Douro River in April. While not quite the same as the ships reflected in the article, I imagine we can look forward to a beautiful ship.
Emile (& Krys)
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