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"VIKING SUN"at Venice

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"VIKING SUN" at Venice on the 28.9.2017 during her shake down cruise, the ship left her building shipyard, FINCANTIERI their Ancona division, two days earlier with guests invited for this cruise, this was the first sea voyage of the brand new cruise ship, photo Vitor Francisco

"MARCO POLO" at Hull

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The beautiful "MARCO POLO" arriving Kingston-Upon-Hull, photo 7.7.2018 Vitor Francisco. Happy New year to all the followers of this blog

"SAGA PEARL II" at Hamburg

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New entry on the Blog about the "SAGA PEARL II", she is seen here at Hamburg this December, during a cruise on "COLUMBUS", she is a classic, beautiful ship, built in 1981, she has been owned and operated by SAGA CRUISES since 2009, photos Vitor Francisco 8.12.2018

"QUEEN ELIZABETH" at Liverpool

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The newest Cunard cruise ship, the 2010 "QUEEN ELIZABETH", is seen here departing Liverpool back in July of this year, next year CUNARD will once again visit the Mersey with the "QUEEN VICTORIA" and the "QUEEN MARY 2", photos Vitor Francisco

S.S. "STETTIN" in Hamburg

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Recently I did a cruise with C.M.V., our ship was the magnificent "COLUMBUS", one of the highlights of the cruise was Hamburg and a visit to the superb Christmas Markets, Hamburg is steeped in Maritime History and has got to be an highlight of any cruise where this magnificent German Port is featured, as we were docking at the new cruise terminal, the S.S. "STETTIN" was just there in front of us, an icebreaker built in 1933, today preserved mainly as a museum, the ship still does the occasional sailings, a joy to watch, photo Vitor Francisco, 8.12.2018

"BLACK WATCH" in Lisbon

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One of the most beautiful passenger ships in service is the "BLACK WATCH", a regular in this Blog, she is seen here during a cruise that included Lisbon, she was built in 1972 as the ROYAL VIKING STAR, in 1996 she joined her current cruise operators, the prestigious FRED OLSEN, I took this photo back in 1997, Vitor Francisco

Fishing trawlers at Ijmuiden

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One of my favourite places to photograph trawlers, Ijmuiden on a Friday, the day the ships and their crews come home for a well deserved rest, photos Vitor Francisco, 2.11.2018