Adventure of the Seas, St Lucia 2003. Built in 2001 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line at Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku, Finland. 137,276 tons, 311m long x 33m beam, a speed of 22.5 knots and a capacity for 3,114 passengers.

photo Phil Moreton

Carnival Triumph, Jamaica 2001. constructed in 1999 for Carnival Cruise Line, 101,509 tons, 273m long x 42m beam with capacity for 2,758 passengers. Built by Fincantieri, Monfalcone. Italy. 

photo Phil Moreton

Century, Jamaica 2001. Built for Celebrity Cruise Line by Meyer Werft, Papenburg in Germany. She is 72,458 tons, 252m long x 32 m beam with capacity for 1,750  passengers. She has since been renamed Celebrity Century and is now the SkySea Golden Era.

photo Phil Moreton

 

Queen Mary 2, Southampton 2004, pictured on her 2nd visit to her home port. 

photo Don Hazeldine

Disney Magic, Dover 2015. I first saw this ship at Port Canaveral in 1999. Now a familar site in Dover, she brings Florida style glamour to our Channel port

photo Don Hazeldine

Explorer of the Seas,

Zeebrugge 2015. Built in 2000, 137,308 tons, 311m long. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line from Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku

photo Don Hazeldine

 

Harmony of the Seas, 227000 tons, St Nazaire, France 2015. When launched, she will be the largest passenger ship in the world and will have an interactive aqua park which will include a 10-storey waterslide.

photo Don Hazeldine

Britannia, Southampton 2015. P&O's largest ship which went into service in 2015 and I was lucky enough to tour. 143,700 tons with the capacity for 4,300 passengers. Made by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy

photo Don Hazeldine

 

Norwegian Jewel, Venice, 2007. Launched in 2005 by Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line, she is 93,502 tons and 294m long 

photo Don Hazeldine

Holland-America Line's Rotterdam, at Venice, 2007. 61,849 tons, and launched in 1997 by Fincantieri, Marghera 

photo Don Hazeldine

Sundream, Southampton, 2004, in the far distance while I photographed the new Queen Mary 2. Launched as the 

Song of Norway in 1970, she became the Sundream, Dream Princess, Dream, Clipper Pearl, Clipper Pacific (Peaceboat), Festival, Ocean Pearl then Formosa Queen. She was broken up in China in 2014.

photo Don Hazeldine

Caribbean Princess (left) 112,894 tons, built in 2004 and Celebrity Eclipse, 121,878 tons and built in 2010 - photographed at Southampton, 2015,

photo Don Hazeldine

Noordam, Dover 2004. The 3rd, and not the current, Noordam of Holland America Line. Built in 1984 she is now the Thomson Celebration 34,000 tons. 

photo Don Hazeldine

Black Watch, Dover 2004. The first of 3 attractive Royal Viking ships of 1972, 21847 tons, she became the Westward and Star Odyssey before she was purchased by Fred Olsen Line. Still in service.

photo Don Hazeldine

Arkona, Aegean 1995. Another ship with a varied history. Launched as the German ship Astor in 1981, she has since been renamed Arkona, Astoria, Saga Pearl II, Quest for Adventure and lastly the Saga Pearl II

photo Gerry Rose

The celebrated Queen Elizabeth 2, Rhode Island 1998. She was sold by Cunard and is currently laid up in Dubai. 

photo Stuart Whittam

P&O's Victoria, Gibraltar 1998. She is currently in Oman as the hotel ship Veronica. She has been sold for scrap and is being prepared for the tow to Alang in India 

photo Stuart Whittam

Mediterranean Shipping (now MSC) Melody, St Lucia 2003. Launched as the Atlantic of Home Lines, she is currently an accommodation ship in Goa, named Qing. 

photo Phil Moreton

Artania, Dover 2015. A state of the art, large cruise ship when launched by Princess Diana in 1984, the Royal Princess was 44,000 tons. She was later renamed Artemis, after the Greek goddess of hunting, the same deity as the Roman Diana, and is now the Artania, 

photo Don Hazeldine

AIDABella, Dover 2015. Launched in 2008, she is 69,203 tons, and has capacity for 2,500 passengers.  

photo Don Hazeldine

Ocean Village 2 (left), formerly the Crown Princess and P&O's Oceana, formerly the Ocean Princess. Palma 2007. 

photo Don Hazeldine

A long distance view of the Seven Seas Navigator, Palma 2007. Entered service 1999 and is operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises

photo Don Hazeldine

Costa Victoria, St Lucia 2003. Built in 1995, 75,166 tons, 253m long x 36m beam, 2,350 passengers. Launched by Bremer Vulkan of Vegesack, Germany.

photo Phil Moreton

Norwegian Wind, Jamaica 2001. Built in 1992 as the Windward for Klosters, she went to NCL in 1998 and in 2003 was renamed Superstar Aquarius for Star Cruise Line. Still in service today. 51,309 tons.

photo Phil Moreton

Sea Princess, Jamaica 2001. Built in 1998 for P&O Princess Cruises, she is 77,441 tons.

photo Phil Moreton

Sunbird, Naples 2001. Built as the Song of America in 1982, she sailed as the Thomson Destiny and Louis Olympia. She is currently in service as the Celestyal Olympia 

photo Margaret Whyte

Paradise, Jamaica 2001. Constructed in 1998 she is now called Carnival Paradise, 70,390 tons, with capacity for 2,634 passengers. 

photo Phil Moreton

Sapphire at Barcelona 1996. Formerly the Italia of 1967, she was also named Ocean Princess, Sea Prince and Princesa Oceanica. Scrapped in India in 2012.

photo Jerry Rose

Black Prince, Malta 1995. Built for Fred Olsen in 1966, she also served as the Venus and Ola Esmeralda. Left service in 2009 and broken up in 2012.  

photo Alec Dearness

Club Med 1, Mediterranean 1994. Since renamed Wind Surf, she was launched in 1989, 14,745 tons. Built by Chantiers de Havre, Le Havre 

photo Ed McHenry

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