Past and Present

© Emmanuel L

Mv Costa Fortuna, Past and Present

02/09/2015: Due at Dover – NTMv Costa Fortuna © Emmanuel L Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Fincantieri, Genoa (Yard no 6086) in 2003 for Costa Crocieri, Naples  Technical […]

© Will Weijsters

Mv Costa Favolosa, Past and Present

01/09/2015: Due at Dover – NTMv Costa Favolosa © Will Weijsters Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2011 by Fincantieri, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6188) as  a passenger/cruise […]

© Simonwp

Mv King Seaways, Past and Present

30/08/2015: Corrections to page (thanks to Vincent Pfeil) – NTMv King Seaways ex King of Scandinavia, Val De Loire, Nils Holgersson © Andreas Wörteler Steel twin screw motor vessel built in […]

© Andreas Wörteler

Mv Pride of Hull, Past and Present

Mv Pride of Hull ©  Andreas Wörteler Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 2001 by Fincantieri-Cantieri Nav. Italiani S.p.A. (Breda), Venedig, Italy (Yard No. 6066), for P&O North Sea […]

Photography

Bretagne and Mont St Michel - 'The Event Before the Event'

Bretagne and Mont St Michel – ‘The Event Before the Event’

On Tuesday 14th July 2015 Paul Cloke and myself departed Kent for Portsmouth for a a short mini cruise with Brittany Ferries travelling out on the Bretagne to the Breton port of St Malo before returning the following day from the Norman port of Caen (Ouistreham) on the Mont St Michel.

© Ray Goodfellow

Photographic Roundup – April 2015

This months photography roundup heavily features DFDS Seaways new Dover-Calais vessel the Malo Seaways. She arrived in Dover for berthing trials on the 20th April 2015 and entered service, replacing the Calais Seaways, on the 22nd April 2015. The Calais Seaways has now gone to Gdansk in Poland for an extended dry docking which will involve the replacement of one of her main engines. As well as being on hand for the maiden arrival of the ‘Malo’ in Dover we also managed a late afternoon trip to Calais with P&O Ferries on the 24th April to catch the ‘Malo’ on the move in Calais harbour as well.

© 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 […]

Features

© Mike Jackson

Camber Infill & Berth 2 (Part 2)

In January 1988 Dover Harbour Board confirmed that more sand would be dredged from the Goodwin Sands to reclaim the remainder of the Camber at the Eastern Docks. The Board obtained a licence from the Crown Estate to dredge the Goodwins and for every cubic metre of sand dredged the Harbour Board paid the Crown a fee.

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 […]

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 […]

Voyage Reports

Upcoming Voyage: The North Sea in October

Upcoming Voyage: The North Sea in October

This year we are heading to an area which Paul and I haven’t really travelled extensively and that’s the North Sea. In an effort to experience the service offering from all of the North Sea operators we will be travelling with all the principal passenger operators, these being Stena Line, DFDS Seaways and P&O Ferries.

Bretagne and Mont St Michel - 'The Event Before the Event'

Bretagne and Mont St Michel – ‘The Event Before the Event’

On Tuesday 14th July 2015 Paul Cloke and myself departed Kent for Portsmouth for a a short mini cruise with Brittany Ferries travelling out on the Bretagne to the Breton port of St Malo before returning the following day from the Norman port of Caen (Ouistreham) on the Mont St Michel.

© 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

Cruise Ships

© Emmanuel L

Mv Costa Fortuna, Past and Present

02/09/2015: Due at Dover – NTMv Costa Fortuna © Emmanuel L Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Fincantieri, Genoa (Yard no 6086) in 2003 for Costa Crocieri, Naples  Technical […]

© Will Weijsters

Mv Costa Favolosa, Past and Present

01/09/2015: Due at Dover – NTMv Costa Favolosa © Will Weijsters Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2011 by Fincantieri, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6188) as  a passenger/cruise […]

© Nigel Thornton

MSY Wind Surf, Past and Present

MSY Wind Surf – Steel twin screw high-tech sail-cruiser built by Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, France in 1989 (Yard No 274) for Service et Transports Cruise Line (Club Mediterranean), Nassau, Bahamas.

© John Jones

Mv Hebridean Princess, Past and Present

Mv Hebridean Princess, ex Columba – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1964 by Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd, Aberdeen (Yard No 912) for Secretary of State for Scotland, Leith.

Cargo Vessels

© Aleksi Lindström

Mv Summer Meadow, Past and Present

Mv Summer Meadow, ex Chiquita Bocas, Irma M – Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1985 by Kurushima Dock, Co., Ltd (Yard No. 2375), for Leif Hoegh & Co., Ltd as a refrigerated/cargo ship.

© Henk Guddee

Mv Summer Bay, Past and Present

Mv Yongxiang 7, ex Summer Bay, Summer Breeze, Chiquita Baracoa, Ellen D – Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1985 by Kurushima Dock, Co., Ltd (Yard No. 2393), for Leif Hoegh & Co, Ltd as a refrigerated/cargo ship.

© Nigel Scutt

Mv Martin, Past and Present

Mv Martin, ex Hoo Marlin – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1986 by Yorkshire Dry Dock Co Ltd(Yard No 0293) for as a General Cargo ship

© Marc Piché

Mv Duncan Island, Past and Present

Mv Duncan Island – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Danyard, Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No 719) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

Information

New Website

Webmasters Log – Site Plans 2015

On the old website there was a regular news column from myself in regards to the websites development and what had changed and what was planned for the future. Well it’s been a while since I have posted an update on where we are with the website and it’s current development so I thought it was about time to give you all an update on what I am up to in regards to the websites future development.

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 […]

© 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.

Contact Us

Contact Us

How to Get in Touch With Us If you would like to get in touch with us the quickest and easiest way is to use the form below. A member of […]