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Bryan Young

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"Vistafjord"
« on: March 04, 2007, 05:14:31 PM »

An elderly model built by a (then) young Brian Chambers and his dad Maurice Chambers. Quite a large model for its time (over 6') but suffers from stability problems (calm weather only) and being of timber construction is suffering the ravages of time. Recently re-done in Cunard colours. Hard to say which is better.
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Re: "Vistafjord"
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 09:11:18 PM »

Am I right in thinking that I have seen this one at Harrogate in 2005?

I am sure that she was in a dark hull which is of course the new Saga Cruises colours.
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Re: "Vistafjord"
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007, 09:55:48 PM »

I saw the real ship in Funchal harbour , Madeira , in April of 1999 ( The SS Norway was in that week too )



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Colin Bishop

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Re: "Vistafjord"
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 10:04:41 PM »

The superstructure extensions didn't improve her appearance. Still better looking than modern cruise ships though.
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Re: "Vistafjord"
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 10:58:49 AM »

Am I right in thinking that I have seen this one at Harrogate in 2005?

I am sure that she was in a dark hull which is of course the new Saga Cruises colours.
Yes. BY
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