The "Seabourn Sun" is modern cruise liner catering for 758 passengers and operated by Seabourn cruise Line of Miami, Florida for the English Cunard Shipping company. Built at Turku in Finland she is 37,845 tons and was originally known as "Royal Viking Sun" and gained a high reputation with this name. The vessel underwent an extensive US $15 million refit completed in November 1999 which included gaining her new name "Seabourn Sun". Her first voyages were from Miami to South American ports including one which saw her call into Punta Arenas in Southern Chile on the 8th of February 2000.
In May 2002 she was transferred to Hapag Lloyd and renamed "Prinsendam".
SEABOURN 1. 2000 (February 10th) Cruise Line Postcard posted at Punta Arenas. Price US$4
Note: the above postcard is an official "Seabourn Sun" postcard which shows a picture of the vessel on the reverse side as shown at the top of this page.
SEABOURN 2. 2000 (February 10th) Cruise Line envelope posted at Punta Arenas. Price US$4
Note: The envelope contains a crested letter sheet from the vessel. The cover is back stamped on arrival in Christchurch on 18th February, 2000
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