Past and Present

Courtesy of Brittany Ferries

HSC Normandie Express, Past and Present

HSC Normandie Express, ex The Lynx, ex Incat Tasmania – Aluminium ‘Evolution 10B’ catamaran built in 2000 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 057) as a car and passenger ferry.

© Prieto

Mv Etretat, Past and Present

Mv Etretat, ex Norman Voyager – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2008 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 220) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry for Epic Shipping, London.

© Prieto

Mv Cap Finistere, Past and Present

Mv Cap Finistere, ex Superfast V – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG, Kiel, Germany (Yard No 3555) as a Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry

Photography

© Ray Goodfellow

Four Seasons

In what has become a yearly trip around the Easter period we joined the Brittany Ferries vessel Normandie on the 30th March for her overnight crossing to Caen (Ouistreham). After an early morning arrival in Ouistreham on the 31st March we spent the whole day in Normandy before returning overnight to Portsmouth on the Brittany Ferries vessel Bretagne from the Breton port of St Malo.

Photographic Miscellany - March 2015

Photographic Miscellany – March 2015

Introduction It’s been a while since I have posted a purely photographic post to the website but there is a reason for that. Earlier this year I managed to seriously sprain my left wrist at work which meant that I […]

Holyhead to Pembroke - Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

Holyhead to Pembroke – Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

As some of you are more than likely aware in October of last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a number of crossings of the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries. Just like previous voyage reports you will find a full photographic account of our trip along with some commentary about the journey itself. As I am not really known for taking internal photographs of ships I have linked to videos produced by Irish Ferries which show their ships and their extensive facilities.

© Ray Goodfellow

A Double Shot of Costa

Introduction With the cruise ship season here in Dover rapidly drawing to a close we have witnessed a mass exodus of ships from the Northern Europe cruise circuit over the last few weeks. Costa Pacifica was in port yesterday and today […]

Articles

The Condor Liberation

The Condor Liberation

On the 19th March we were invited by Condor Ferries to join them for a shakedown cruise on their new vessel the Condor Liberation from Poole. The purpose of the trial was to test the ship in an ‘in service’ condition

Nigel Thornton Collection

Project 45, Camber In-Fill

Project 45, Camber In-Fill  Nigel Thornton Collection    Nigel Thornton Collection (both) “In January 1984 work started on the construction of 4.13 hectare area of land for the much needed land for the assembly of freight vehicles at the Eastern […]

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks © Nigel Thornton Designed and installed by MacGregor-Navaire (MGN) it was constructed so that it was capable of servicing a wide range of vessels including freight only RoRo’s and car/passenger ferries. Nigel Thornton […]

The "Night Ferry"

The “Night Ferry”

The Night Ferry (Shipping Timeline). April 24th 1924 Harwich – Zeebrugge train ferry inaugurated by Great Eastern Train Ferries. 1926 Société Anonymé de Navigation Alsace-Lorraine – Angleterre (ALA) registered in Paris; renamed Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace on February 23rd 1927. Owned by LMS […]

Voyage Reports

© Ray Goodfellow

Four Seasons

In what has become a yearly trip around the Easter period we joined the Brittany Ferries vessel Normandie on the 30th March for her overnight crossing to Caen (Ouistreham). After an early morning arrival in Ouistreham on the 31st March we spent the whole day in Normandy before returning overnight to Portsmouth on the Brittany Ferries vessel Bretagne from the Breton port of St Malo.

The Condor Liberation

The Condor Liberation

On the 19th March we were invited by Condor Ferries to join them for a shakedown cruise on their new vessel the Condor Liberation from Poole. The purpose of the trial was to test the ship in an ‘in service’ condition

Holyhead to Pembroke - Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

Holyhead to Pembroke – Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

As some of you are more than likely aware in October of last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a number of crossings of the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries. Just like previous voyage reports you will find a full photographic account of our trip along with some commentary about the journey itself. As I am not really known for taking internal photographs of ships I have linked to videos produced by Irish Ferries which show their ships and their extensive facilities.

© Ray Goodfellow

Easter with Brittany Ferries – April 2014

22nd April 2014 – Article published. Please be aware that this is a rather ‘image heavy’ post so may take a while to load, especially on slower internet connections or mobile devices. A number of Instagram images from this journey […]

Cruise Ships

© Willem Oldenburg

Mv Artania, Past and Present

Mv Artania Ex Artemis, Royal Princess © Derek Sands Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No. 464) for Princess Cruises, London, England. Technical Data Original Cost: $165 million Length: 230.61m (overall), 193.17m […]

© John Wilson

Ms Seabourn Quest, Past and Present

Ms Seabourn Quest © John Wilson Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2011 by T. Mariotti, Genoa, Italy (Yard No 64) for Seabourn Cruise Line Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas . Technical Data Length: 198.15m (overall), 169.20m (between perpendiculars) Breadth of […]

© John Jones

Mv SeaDream I, Past and Present

Mv SeaDream I Ex Seabourn Goddess I, Sea Goddess I © John Jones Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Akers Finnyard, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 466) in 1984 for Norske Cruise. Technical Data Cost: $34 million Length: 104.81m (overall), […]

© John Wilson

Mv Crystal Serenity, Past and Present

Mv Crystal Serenity © Aleksi Lindström Steel twin pod motor vessel built in 2003 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No H32) for Crystal Cruises, Los Angeles, United States (wholly owned division of Nippon Yusen Kasha (NYK), Japan). Technical […]

Cargo Vessels

© Netty

Mv Pacific Breeze, Past and Present

Mv Pacific Breeze ex Pacific Rime, Rapa, Pacifik Frigo © Netty Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1990 by Brodosplit Shipyard, Split (Yard No. 364) as a  refrigerated cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 143.0m (overall) 136.02m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 22.51m (extreme) […]

© Wil Weijsters

Mv Arklow Fortune, Past and Present

27/01/2015: Currently in port loading grain.Mv Arklow Fortune © Wil Weijsters Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2007 by Astilleros de Murueta SA, Spain (Yard No. 264) as a general cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 89.95m (overall) 84.98m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 14.5m […]

© Ed Connell

Mv Atlantic Klipper, Past and Present

Mv Atlantic Klipper © David Pratt Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2011 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan (Yard No. 392) as a refrigerated cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 153.5m (between perpendiculars), 165.00m (overall) Breadth of hull: 25m Depth: […]

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Requests for site photos

Requests for site photos

Over the past few months we have received numerous requests for copies of contributors images displayed on this website. Previously any request was considered on it’s own apparent merit. Unfortunately demand has now increased to a level where we cannot […]

© Ray Goodfellow

Port of Dover Cruise Calls

Port of Dover Cruise Calls – here you will find the 2015 Cruise Ship schedule for the Port of Dover. Please note that this webpage is intended only as a guide. All cruise vessel calls, arrival/departure times and berth allocations are subject to change without prior notice.

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