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I’m currently enjoying a cruise aboard Viking Orion, in New Zealand, heading for Australia in a couple of days. Gathering some good info for what I think will be my next scratch build, HMS ENDEAVOR. 


Viking ( a Norwegian Cruise line) really promotes their Scandinavian heritage. Along with an abundant supply of really good Aquavit on board, there is a display of examples of some Viking ship and historical artifacts ( replicas) and artwork, all very enlightening. Unfortunately, the model of the Viking ship is really not very good. The description says ships were clinker-built (true) but the model isn’t, and those oars ... wow, are they to any scale?.  The ship is shown under sail, but since people expect a Viking ship to have oars, I guess some marketing person just added some. Disappointing. 
Hope the pic goes thru ... limited bandwidth aboard ship. 


 

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The model of the cruise ship is much better. 
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Edited by Srodbro
Added cruise ship pic.

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