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"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

The "NIEUW AMSTERDAM" of 1937

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Recently I stayed in a Hotel in Ijmuiden, nearby Amsterdam and found this magnificent poster of the Splendid "NIEUW AMSTERDAM", also known as the "Darling of the Dutch", one of the most beautiful passenger ships ever built, she was built in 1937 and was the "ship of State" for the Netherlands, she was scrapped in 1973

"BALMORAL" at Lisbon

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11th of September of 2018, two FRED OLSEN cruise ships were in Lisbon, the "BLACK WATCH" and the largest of the fleet, the "BALMORAL", seen here departing the Portuguese Capital, photos Vitor Francisco

"SPIRIT OF FRANCE" at Dover

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"SPIRIT OF FRANCE" looking very smart at Dover, photos from the "PRIDE OF KENT", photos copyright Vitor Francisco, 9.9.2018

"BLACK WATCH" Departing Lisbon

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One of the most beautiful passenger ships in service, the "BLACK WATCH" is seen here departing Lisbon after a full day visit to the Portuguese capital, this year, I had the opportunity to photograph the ship in three different European Ports, Liverpool, where the majority of her cruises start, Saint-Malo in Brittany, France and Lisbon, all photos Copyright Vitor Francisco, 11.9.2018

"MARCO POLO" arriving Kingston Upon Hull

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"MARCO POLO" of 1965 arriving Hull for another turnaround cruise, the ship is operated by C M V, photos Vitor Francisco, 7.7.2018