Swedish American Lime MS Kungsholm IV - 1966

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Swedish-American Line

MS Kungsholm IV


This feature is currently being updated - Read below!


MS Kungsholm a fine and Gracious Swedish Queen of the Sea!

Welcome to the Swedish American Line’s (SAL) last great luxury passenger liner and cruise ship, the MS Kungsholm IV, she was indeed a graceful and the most glamorous ships to be built in the mid 1960’s! However, sadly with the arrival of Jet-Age this superior luxury passenger ship did not last very long with SAL and after just nine years of service she was sold to a Greek company in 1975, but she retained her name for a further three years. However, the history of the MS Kungsholm and all her future incarnations having been tragically rebuilt into what many considered to be an atrocity will be fully covered on Pages Two and Three of this new and fully updated four-page Kungsholm feature! Whereas Page One contains a very special and a very rare edition of an advance promotional brochure that was released long before the ship made her maiden voyage and it is filled with excellent artist impressions of her interiors and outdoor area’s as well as her accommodations as well as a complete cabin plan.

I trust that you will enjoy this NEW fully updated MS Kungsholm IV feature!

Reuben Goossens.

MS Kungsholm IV INDEX:


Page One        Kungsholm Advance 1965 Promotional Brochure


Page Two        History - MS Kungsholm from 1966 to 1975 with SAL.

.                         And 1975 to 1978 with Flagship Cruises.


Page Three     Sea Princess, Victoria, Mona Lisa, Oceanic II,

.                         & Hotel Veronica. Sold in 2015 to breakers in Alang.


Page Four       MV Mona Lisa Photo Album & Deck Plan.


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