Showing posts from November, 2013


I went recently to China via Dubai Airport, waiting for my transfer flight to my final destination, I had a few hours so time to explore the magnificent new Airport and of course time for a detailed visit to the magnificent Tourist Information and its wonderful facilities. Dubai is today the aviation hub for the region and also the cruising hub of the Middle-East, situated on the crossroads of Europe and Asia on the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is today an ideal stop for cruising holidays. The new Cruise Terminals are situated at the heart of the city in Port Rashid reflecting Dubai's rich maritime heritage, today most of the Cruising Operators include the region on their itineraries for a visit or indeed turnaround cruises. For further information on cruising from Dubai as well as for the region's hospitality and heritage, please visit Photos included taken from the Tourist Information Centre at Dubai last month
The 1997 built "ROTTERDAM" entering Lisbon last September, the ship is the sixth to bear this Historic name, this was the second time I had the opportunity to photograph this ship this year. Photos 22.9.2013

Three giant cruise ships in Lisbon last October

Last October, three massive cruise ships were at the Portuguese Capital together, the CROWN PRINCESS from PRINCESS CRUISES, the ROYAL CARIBBEAN INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS and the CELEBRITY ECLIPSE operated by CELEBRITY CRUISES. The INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS is currently the largest cruise ship visiting Lisbon at 154.407 G.T., this giant beautiful ship was introduced in 2008. Photos 17.10.2013