NAL’s answer to cruising in the mid 60’s the Sagafjord. She was a splendid ship with live for Cunard and others after NAL sold off thier cruise interests She was retired from service not too long ago, another victim of SOLAS regulations. Complete deck … barely used from what I can tell
Lovely heavy china cruise dish from the Vistafjord .. NAL’s last ship. She was later acquired by Cunard (along with Sagafjord) and later revived the Famous cruising name of Caronia. She was just recently retired from Saga cruises. The dish is in excellent condition… great for coins , pins or other little items around an enthusiast’s home.
These heavy pin type dishes were all the rage for souvenirs aboard many cruise line vessels in the late 80’s to mid 90’s. This one is from an 11 day cruise for the Sagafjord. In perfect shape!
Just the best brochure done for the ship >..EVER. It is cram packed with glorious photography of the public room and artwork. I was lucky enough to spend 4 hours on the Ss Rotterdam … most of these interiors are intact and look just as stunning today … well worth the visit!
Turbinenschiff Hamburg … a lovely builders type book for the beloved SS Hamburg, published in 1970. She was so super modern when she was built .. she was marketed at the Space Ship. The book is 166 pages of German text and outstanding b/w photos. There are also line drawings of the ships deck plans and outstanding line drawings of the ships super cool funnel. She was packed with great Artwork and furniture ..some of which was saved by buddy Peter Knego. Excellent condition!
Perfect pin dish for the spotless little Statendam. She was the HAL flagship in the late 50’s until the Rotterdam came on the scene and took her spot. She made lots of money for her owners cruising .. and the image on the dish is after her early 70’s “Cinderella” refit. Perfect condition!
Nice crystal clear glass mug for the lovely Westerdam. The ship is outlines in gold and black and the cup is made from molded lobes of heavy glass. Certainly an onboard purchase as a memento or gift.
Nice little crystal cordial glass from one of the HAL ships like the Statendam or Rotterdam. Lovely inscribed HAL “Nieuw Amsterdam” logo on the belly of the glass … would be a great add to your Cordial collection. Excellent shape.
Lovely Eggcup from the onboard service of HAL’s Postwar single screw economy twins! These 2 little ladies helped rebuild the spotless fleet service after WW2. Both of these 2 little ships had long lives and were scrapped in the early 2000’s. These eggcups are in good to great condition … and I’ll ship the best ones first. Each one is stamped NASM.
Teardrop oval side plate from the onboard service of HAL’s Postwar economy twins! These 2 little single screw ladies helped rebuild the spotless fleets service after WW2. The Ryndam was on the scene in 1952 … the Maasdam joined her near sister in 1953. These plates are in good to great condition … and I’ll ship the best ones first. Each one is stamped NASM.
Small breakfast plate from the onboard service of HAL’s Postwar economy travel twins! These 2 little single screw ladies helped rebuild the spotless fleets service after WW2 .. the Ryn joined the fleet in July 1952, the Maasdam joined almost a year later in August 1952. ALL of these are in good to great condition … and I’ll ship the best ones first. Each on is stamped NASM.
A very nice bowl form the onboard service of HAL’s Postwar single screw economy twins! These 2 little single screw ladies helped rebuild the spotless fleets service after WW2. Both ships had very long lives beyond HAL and their names have both been reused in the current HAL fleet. These bowls are in good to great condition … and I’ll ship the best ones first. Each one is stamped NASM.
I know this came from the Regent Sea (ex Gripsholm), cause a buddy of mine tucked it in his pocket when he was onboard her in Tampa. Stainless steel … certainly not the silver service that would have been onboard during the Gripsholm days. Thanks goodness folks removed items while she was laid up in Tampa … She sank on the way to the breakers.
WOW… if Kungsholm is your ship … This is a must have item. It is in Gorgeous shape… with just a little tiny bit of spine wear. The contents are typical of these issues … lots of adverts for supplies for the ship … and then great detailed info/ plans/ interior pictures and mechanical pictures and lots of ETC. She was the first BIG new build for SAL ( I consider Stockholm to be small)… and was followed by Gripsholm and then replaced by Kungsholm (she was then sold to NDL to become Europa).In the 80’s, she was holed at Cadiz , sank into the harbor mud and later scrapped as Costa’s Columbus C’.
Lovely booklet that sums up the life of the Rotterdam. These seem to be fairly hard to find … as are others in this booklet series. I still get goose bumps when I see the Ritz Carleton and Ambassador rooms …. Truly masterpieces of 50’s Dutch design!
Totally pristine and gorgeous hanging sign for the NA … you would think this was brand new! HAL used a lot of these types of “enameled” signs (as did other Lines) … I have seen them for most ships of in the 50’s. Stamped made in Belgium.
Just lovely cruise plan for the Rotterdam. The covers and pages are stiff like they were just printed. The plan covers the areas used for cruising … and has lovely pictures and isometrics of cabins. You can’t beat these! Date from 1968 and have an agency stamp! restocked!
These great souvenir spoons are still in their original box with tissue and “compliments from HAL card” . I am sure these were a VIP gift for some lucky passenger that probably booked a grand “spotless” cabin! I have no doubt these will shine up well with a little elbow grease.
Good “3 crown” wooden hanger from the Swedish American line. This needs a little glue and repair work to the “delaminating” tip on one side. I’m pretty sure this came from the Gripsholm/ Regent Sea when she was laid up in Tampa.
Felt souvenir pennant for HAL’s 1957 Statendam. She is one of my favorite 50’s ladies … and I have a few items from her from my buddy Peter Knego at www.midshipcentury.com. This pennant was used for sure … it has pin holes an the ends, the last “M” is a bit crinkled and it is missing one of the set of the tie tassels.
Cute 3 crowned ashtray from a SAL ship. I see lots of these at Antique Malls advertised a “rare” and usually on sale for $25 or more. True ship lovers know these are pretty common … and I am certainly much more reasonably priced.
Great Jewish services Union prayer book from a HAL library. There are several 1962 date stamps. Good Condition with tight binding.
Nice “blue delft” maiden year plate in its original box for the Ryndam. HAL is still a major traditional player in today’s cruising world ..albeit owned under the umbrella of the Carnival empire. The HAL folks still have and appreciate good interior design and artwork on their ships.