Information about cruises in the North Sea in the Summer of 1978

Michael G.

New Member
Hi everyone,

I'd like to find the itineraries of some cruises that took place in the North Sea during the Summer 1978. This is for a novel I'm writing.

It seems that Royal Viking and Croisières Paquet were involved but if you know of other companies that cruised at that time, I'm all ears.
(For instance, I know that the French liner Mermoz was in Lerwick, Shetlands, in august 1978, but I'd like to know where she headed after.)

Cheers,

Michael
 

bob

Community Manager Part Time Dinosaur
Staff member
Good Luck. ........

Silja was in the water at that time but they are a ferry company not a cruise line and in the early days probably
did not have the accommodations that their current ships have.
Silja Line Sailings September 1978-May 1979
Vessel(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ports of call
Wellamo
Bore Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stockholm, Helsinki
Bore I

Svea Corona
Fennia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stockholm, Turku

You might try digging through some of this, doesn't seem to have a chronological sense to it so probably need to bring your lunch.
http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/archives.htm#M

Or you might even try to contact the site but read this page carefully before you do, he seems a bit crotchety.
http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/email.htm

His name is Björn Larsson

Two that are not necessarily historians but might be able to point you in a helpful direction like some local historical societies since they are pretty close to the North Sea they are Funnel (Erik) lives in Sweden and Christoffer (Christoffer) lives in Finland.
Have fun,
 

Michael G.

New Member
Good Luck. ........

Silja was in the water at that time but they are a ferry company not a cruise line and in the early days probably
did not have the accommodations that their current ships have.
Silja Line Sailings September 1978-May 1979
Vessel(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ports of call
Wellamo
Bore Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stockholm, Helsinki
Bore I

Svea Corona
Fennia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stockholm, Turku

You might try digging through some of this, doesn't seem to have a chronological sense to it so probably need to bring your lunch.
http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/archives.htm#M

Or you might even try to contact the site but read this page carefully before you do, he seems a bit crotchety.
http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/email.htm

His name is Björn Larsson

Two that are not necessarily historians but might be able to point you in a helpful direction like some local historical societies since they are pretty close to the North Sea they are Funnel (Erik) lives in Sweden and Christoffer (Christoffer) lives in Finland.
Have fun,
Hi Bob,

Thanks for your reply. I'll do as you suggest, hoping I find my Graal...

Cheers,

Michael
 
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