Sunday, June 28, 2015

AZORES at Hull





Originally built in 1948 as the STOCKHOLM, the AZORES is seen here leaving Hull for another cruise, the ship is operated by British based C. & M. V., she will return to this Port of the UK for three more cruises. Photos 27.6.2015, negotiating the lock, then on her way to the open sea and close and intimate back at the lock.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

CUNARD marked its 175th Anniversary at Liverpool




























The three QUEENS forming the fleet of the CUNARD LINE saluted the city of Liverpool with a spectacular river display marking the 175th Anniversary of the legendary shipping company, over a million people, mainly from the North West of the UK lined the river Mersey to witness something unprecedented in Liverpool, a momentous event that will stay in the memory of all of those that assisted to this terrific page of Maritime History. The three ships performed choreographed manoeuvres that included 180 degree turns, the Red Arrows performed a fly-past, wonderful fireworks, music, a culmination of Maritime Exhibitions and events, my congratulations to the organisers of this spectacular event, Liverpool remains the spiritual home port of the CUNARD LINE, the celebrations will continue on the 4th of July when flagship "QM2" returns to the Mersey to re-create the maiden voyage of the BRITANNIA in 1840. Photos taken at Liverpool from the 23rd to the 25th of May 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

M.S. "ANTHEM OF THE SEAS"




The brand new ROYAL CARIBBEAN cruise ship, "ANTHEM OF THE SEAS" at Madeira last May, the ship was introduced in April of this year, for all the details of the new mega cruise ship, follow this link here. Photos copyright Peter Goncalves

HARMONY OF THE SEAS to debut in 2016






Construction on the largest Passenger Cruise Ship in the World, the ROYAL CARIBBEAN "HARMONY OF THE SEAS", is well underway at the famous STX FRANCE at Saint-Nazaire, the ship will debut in 2016 and will weight approximately 227.000 G.T.. Photos at Saint-Nazaire, 30.5.2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DEUTSCHLAND to replace HAMBURG for a series of cruises




DEUTSCHLAND seen here at Lisbon has been laid-up for several months, she's been bought by American Company, ABSOLUTE NEVADA, she is to be chartered by SEMESTER AT SEA, before her new role she is replacing the HAMBURG for about two months, due to technical problems of this ship. Photos 2.6.2015