Sunday, April 15, 2012

M V "MARCO POLO" in Liverpool today on a TITANIC-themed cruise

 The cruise ship M.V. "MARCO POLO" visited Liverpool today on a TITANIC-themed voyage. Passengers have witnessed the rededication of the city's monument evocative to the tragedy. The Merseyside Maritime Museum opened one hour earlier in order to allow visitors to an exclusive tour of the Museum and to hear a lecture by Maritime Expert Alan Scarth.
Alan's book "TITANIC AND LIVERPOOL" provided basis for the "TITANIC THE UNTOLD STORY" exhibition now showing at the Museum. After "BALMORAL" the "MARCO POLO" is the second cruise ship to have visited the city of Liverpool in April on a very appropriate TITANIC-Themed voyage, today exactly 100 years since the TITANIC booked a place in History. Once again the weather was kind to the many visitors attending different events connected with the date

"MARCO POLO" was built in 1965 as the ALEXANDR PUSHKIN for the Soviet Union's BALTIC SHIPPING CO. The ship today is 22080 GRT, cruises at 19 knots and has capacity for about 800 passengers. This beautiful former liner is now owned by GLOBAL MARITIME and is on charter to the UK based company, CRUISE AND MARITIME VOYAGES.

Since the weather was so enjoyable, I have made a decision to take a cruise on the "ROYAL IRIS OF THE MERSEY" and experience some memorable close-up views of this enchanting ship, what a joy it was to board the historic Ferry, share some words with fellow enthusiasts and of course to photograph the ship

Photos taken today from on board the MERSEY FERRIES vessel  "ROYAL IRIS OF THE MERSEY"

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