March 23, 2001
Holland America’s announcement that it would be adding the Seabourn Sun to its fleet is intriguing. The Seabourn Sun, built in 1988 and carrying 758-passengers, was formerly the Royal Viking Sun and part of Cunard. When Carnival acquired Cunard, it renamed the ship and reassigned it to Seabourn.
The ship will be transferred to Holland America when it completes its world cruise next year. After a five week dry-dock, when it will be redecorated to reflect Holland America's classic Dutch art and ambiance, including the
transformation of public spaces into an Explorer's Lounge, Crow's Nest, Java Cafe, Rotterdam Dining room, an Italian alternative restaurant, and other classic HAL features, she will begin sailing in June 2002 with an itinerary in Europe in the summer months.