Showing posts from November, 2018

"BLACK WATCH" in Lisbon

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

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


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