Past and Present

© Aubrey Dale

Mv European Causeway, Past and Present

Mv European Causeway © Aubrey Dale Twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan (Yard No. 1065) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry. Technical Data Length: 159.50m (overall) 148.0m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 23.40m (extreme), m (overall) […]

© Andreas Wörteler

Mv Stena Nordica, Past and Present

25/01/2015: New photographs from Gordon Hislip added and information updated. Many thanks to Gordon.Mv Stena Nordica ex European Ambassador © Trevor Kidd Twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan (Yard No. 1068) as a […]

Roy Thornton Collection

Ts Haslemere, Past and Present

Ts Haslemere ex HMS Haslemere, Haslemere Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw steamer, built and engined by D. & W. Henderson, Glasgow, in 1925 (Yard No 719) for the Southern Railway. Technical Data Length on Deck: 69.82m (220.7 ft) Breadth of […]

Nigel Thornton Collection

Mv St George (II), Past and Present

Although not a Dover vessel, another one which deserves mention. 11/01/2015: Interior pics added.Mv Texas Treasure ex Discovery Dawn, Island Dawn, Discovery Dawn, Scandinavian Dawn, Scandinavian Sky II, Patra Express, St George Courtesy of John Hendy Steel twin screw motor vessel built […]

Photography

© 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 […]

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

Costa Mediterranea Arrival

Introduction It’s another day so it’s time for another cruise ship arrival. Today’s caller is the 85,000 GRT, ‘Costa Mediterranea’, operated by Costa Crociere. Built in Helsinki, Finland, she entered service in 2003 and reportedly cost €400 million to build. She is […]

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

Round Trip on the Spirit of Britain

Introduction On Sunday 25th May 2014 and with a bank holiday weekend here in the UK we decided to do a round trip to Calais with P&O Ferries on the Spirit of Britain. As soon as we boarded we headed […]

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

Déjà Vu?

Introduction With the continuing good weather and a Monday off I headed out early this morning to capture the arrival of the Saga Sapphire and yes, you guessed it, the AIDAluna (hence the Déjà vu, please see my previous photographic post). […]

Articles

© Ken Larwood

Christmas Greetings

Well, another Christmas is upon us and time to wish everyone well. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank Ray for allowing me to participate in this wonderful site and I hope to be able to supply many […]

The Forum, One Year On..........

The Forum, One Year On……….

Announcement: I would like to announce that our new ‘Community’ (the replacement for our forum) opened on the 31/08/2014 at 15:00 (British Summer Time). Please read this statement from Ray Goodfellow detailing the reasons why the community has been launched […]

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 […]

Voyage Reports

Holyhead to Pembroke Dock - Taking the Scenic Route

Holyhead to Pembroke Dock – Taking the Scenic Route

Having spent most of my free time this year building this websites new community it’s time for a break and a bit of rest and relaxation, so I hereby announce that myself and Paul Cloke are off on holiday. As the […]

© 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 […]

© Ray Goodfellow

Voyage Report: My Ferry Link 06/10/13

I last travelled with My Ferry Link in August of 2012 when the service was very much in it’s infancy so it was high time to try the service once again to see how things have changed so on Sunday […]

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), […]

© 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). […]

Cargo Vessels

© 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: […]

© Cees Bustraan

Mv Swedish Reefer, Past and Present

Mv SWEDISH REEFER Ex CHIQUITA SCANDINAVIA © Cees Bustraan  Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 714) as a refrigerated cargo vessel. Technical Data Length: 158.12m (overall), 144.99m (moulded)Breadth: 24.40m (moulded)Depth: 10.00mDraught: 11.90m (summer)Tonnage: 13,049 gross, 5,353 […]

© Aleksi Lindström

Mv Esmeralda, Past and Present

Mv Esmeralda   © Aleksi LindströmSteel single screw motor vessel, built in 1999 by Iwagi Zosen Co., Ltd, Imabari-City, Japan (Yard No. 10) as a refrigerated cargo ship. Technical Data  Length: 139.4m (between perpendiculars), 151.99m (overall)Breadth of hull: 23mDepth: 13mDraught: 8.65mTonnage: […]

© Cees Bustraan

Mv Nederland Reefer, Past and Present

Mv Nederland Reefer Ex Chiquita Nederland   © Henk Guddee Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 707) as a refrigerated cargo/vehicles vessel. Technical Data Length: 158.13m (overall), 146.55m (moulded)Breadth: 24.40m (moulded)Depth: […]

Information

Holyhead to Pembroke Dock - Taking the Scenic Route

Holyhead to Pembroke Dock – Taking the Scenic Route

Having spent most of my free time this year building this websites new community it’s time for a break and a bit of rest and relaxation, so I hereby announce that myself and Paul Cloke are off on holiday. As the […]

The Forum, One Year On..........

The Forum, One Year On……….

Announcement: I would like to announce that our new ‘Community’ (the replacement for our forum) opened on the 31/08/2014 at 15:00 (British Summer Time). Please read this statement from Ray Goodfellow detailing the reasons why the community has been launched […]

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

Please find below the provisional 2015 Cruise Ship schedule for the Port of Dover. The list has been divided into months to make it easier to navigate. Please note that this page of the website is intended as a guide only. All […]