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SAL reunions, past and present.

Regardless of which ship we sailed on, or which year - the memories we share are the same!

Please note that the organizer is responsible for all events at reunions.
Salship.se does not organize reunions.

Updated Aug 20, 2018

SAL Reunion in Austria 2019

2019 september 15 to18
SAL Reunion ...YOU TUBE...
HOTEL MOND Sentil spielfeld
57km south of graz al autobahn .
Shutle Service with the hotel minibus from airport and trainstation Graz.
More info in begining of 2019

Please contact: schlogl.johann@gmail.com


Updated July 9, 2017
Updated July 2, 2017

Photos from the Reunion in Schladming 2017

9 more photos have been added to Franz' gallery

Günther W. Hieger and Franz Havranek have contributed
photos from the reunion in Austria in June 2017.

See Günther's photos here and Franz' here.

Updated March 11, 2016

Reunion 2017

Sepp Zirngast has posted this invitation to a reunion
in 2017 on several Facebook pages, among them
Lis Brokmoses' page Gripsholm Friends.


Updated June 7, 2015

Broströms Reunion in Gothenburg
November 28, 2015

Läs mer här

Please note: The reunion starts at 12.00

Updated March 4, 2014

SAL Reunion in October 2013

Franz Havranek has uploaded photos from the SAL Reunion in 2013.

See all the photos in the Salship picture gallery here.

Updated December 17, 2012

Reunion in April 2013,
for SAL and Lindblad Explorer

Morten Olsson, who has organized SAL reunions several times before, is organizing a new reunion att Ronnums Herrgård, April 6 to 7, 2013.

Invitation in Swedish

Invitation in English

Updated March 15, 2013

SAL Reunion in October 2013,

Johann Schlögl is organizing a SAL reunion in October 18 - 20, 2013.
For more information, contact Johann Schlög. You will find his email
address in the invitation.

Read the invitation here

See maps here

Updated November 6, 2011

Photos from the SAL Reunion October 15-16, 2011

Carl-Gustaf Edhardt and Hans W Pettersson have
contributed photos from the reunion in Onsala 2011.

See the photos here.

Updated July 16, 2011

News from the Reunion in June 2011

The weekly magazine Ennsseiten in Austria has
published a news article from the reunion in June.
60 SAL friends attended. Read more here.

Updated Feb 2, 2011

Reunion in June 2011

Once again, the Zirngast Family will host a SAL Reunion
in Schladming, Austria. Sepp Zirngast served on
the Gripsholm and the Lindblad Explorer. Read more here.

Updated Sept 28, 2010

Photos from the Reunion in Onsala, 25-26 September 2010

SAL enthusiast L-O Rydén, grandson of crew member Bertil Bärgström,
and Carl-Gustaf Edhart, Assistant Deck Steward on the Gripsholm 1965 - 1967
have sent us photos from the reunion in Onsala, 25-26 2010.

Lars Nydén and Carl-Gustaf Edhardt were shipmates
on the Gripsholm in 1965, and now met for the first time in 45 years.


Updated Oct12, 2009

Photos from the Reunion in Onsala, 10-11 October 2009

SAL enthusiast L-O Rydén, grandson of crew member Bertil Bärgström,
has sent us photos from the reunion in Onsala, 10-11 October 2009.

Updated June 11, 2009

Photos from the SAL Reunion in Luttach

Gerhard Kummer has just returned from the SAL reunion in Luttach, Sudtirol, where everyone had a wonderful time. See photos from the reunion here.

Updated April 8, 2009

Reunion Organized by Markus Hofer, June 5 to 7, 2009

Updated December 11, 2008

SAL Friends Meet in Spain

Heinz Krapf, crew member on the Kungsholm from 1965 to 1972, has sent photos from a get-together in September 2008 in Calpe, Spain, with friends from the good old days. Juan lives in Benidorm, Heinz and Siggi have a house nearby, Gerhard lives in Solna (Stockholm), and Birgitta and Herbert live in Göteborg.

Gerhard Kummer, Heinz Krapf, Siggi Krapf, Juan Martinez, Birgitta and Herbert Baumann in Calpe.

Siggi Krapf and Juan Martinez.

Juan Martinez and Birgitta Baumann.

Juan Martinez and Gerhard Kummer.

Gerhard Kummer and Heinz Krapf. 



Reunion in Austria in September 2007

Read more here

Many thanks to Sepp Zirngast for this information.

Reunion Photos 2000 - 2005

Photos from the SAL reunion in Stockholm, May 2000.

More photos from the SAL reunion in Stockholm, May 2000.

Photos from the SAL reunion in Göteborg, May 2002.

More photos from the SAL reunion in Göteborg, May 2002.

Click here for the first photos from the reunion in
Stockholm, August 27, 2005

Even more photos from the reunion in Stockholm 2005 and from Mona Lisa here!

Photos from the reunion in Austria in September 2005. have been restored.
Click here!


Stockholm 2005

The participants of the 2005 SAL reunion on Mona Lisa's bridge wing.
Photo by L-O Rydén.

Mona Lisa, ex Kungsholm, leaving Stockholm on August 27, 2005
Photo by Lasse Olsbrand, on board the tugboat TUG

An informal and casual reunion was held on August 22, 2005, when Mona Lisa, ex Kungsholm, visited Stockholm. 35 former SAL crew members, officers and friends, were overwhelmed by the friendly hospitality of Captain Nick Giannakopoulus, his fellow officers on the bridge, the Hotel Manager and the Cruise Manager on board the Mona Lisa.

Mona Lisa's Commander and Lars Hemingstam at the reunion
Photo by Asko Salkola

Many thanks to Ms Jutta Wewer of Holiday Kreuzfahrten, and Captain Giannakopoulus, for making this reunion such a success!



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