Month: May 2014

Costa Mediterranea Arrival
Maritime Features

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…
MV Sardinia Vera – Past and Present
Corsica Ferries - Sardinia Ferries

MV Sardinia Vera – Past and Present

MV Sardinia Vera, ex Corsica Vera, Marine Atlantica, Stena Atlantica - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No. 381) for Stena Ab,…
MV Costa Luminosa – Past and Present
Carnival Corporation & plc

MV Costa Luminosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Luminosa - Steel hulled twin Azipod motor vessel built in 2009 at Fincantieri, Porto Marghera, Venedig, Italy (Yard No. 6155) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Carnival Corporation &…
MV Kazakhstan – Past and Present
Cruise Ships

MV Kazakhstan – Past and Present

MV Delphin, ex Kazakhstan II, Belorussiya - Steel twin screw motor (Belorussiya class sometimes also referred to as the Gruziya class) vessel built in 1975 by Oy Wartsila Ab. Abo,…
MV Dieppe – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Dieppe – Past and Present

MV Baltivia, ex Dieppe, Saga Star, Girolata, Saga Star - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Kalmar Yard, Sweden (Yard No.453) for TT-Saga-Line primarily as a passenger/cargo…
Déjà Vu?
Maritime Features

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…
The Sun and the Moon
Maritime Features

The Sun and the Moon

Introduction Having gained an extra day off work this week and with a good weather forecast I decided to get up early to try and capture the arrival of AIDA…
MV Pacific Aria – Past and Present
Carnival Corporation & plc

MV Pacific Aria – Past and Present

MV Pacific Aria, ex Ryndam - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5883) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Holland America Line,…
GTS Celebrity Constellation – Past and Present
Celebrity Cruises

GTS Celebrity Constellation – Past and Present

GTS Celebrity Constellation, ex Constellation - Steel twin Mermaid pod 'Millenium' class gas turbine vessel, built in 2002 by Chantiers de l’Antique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No U31) as a…
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