Say what you see. Brittany Ferries' Normandie at Portsmouth 1996. Built in 1991 for the Caen service, she is 27500 tons.

photo Jerry Jones

 

Moroccan ferry Mistral at Barcelona 1995. She was built as the French ferry Esterel in 1981 and is currently laid up, according to the live database. 

photo Gerry Rose

 

A distant photo of the Prins Line ferry Prins Oberon at Bremerhaven 1973. She became the cruise ship Ambassador II and was scrapped in 2011 in the US.  

photo Don Hazeldine

 

Spirit of France, Dover 2015. Built in 2011 and with her sister Spirit of Britain, at 47500 tons, is the largest cross channel ferry. Such giants for a short crossing. Between 1946-1970 the largest ferry sailing from Dover was the 4100 ton Invicta.

photo Don Hazeldine

Pride of Kent, Dover 2004. Went into service as the European Highway in 1992, 30,600 tons 

photo Don Hazeldine

Pride of Burgundy, Dover 2004. Launched in 1992, 28,138 tons, built for P & O European Ferries by Schichau Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven.  

photo Don Hazeldine

Pride of Calais, Dover 2004. Launched in 1987 and at 26,433 tons, she eventually became the Ostend Spirit before going to the breakers in Turkey in 2013. 

photo Don Hazeldine

SeaFrance Rodin, Dover 2004. Launched in 1991 at nearly 34,000 tons. Now just called Rodin.

photo Don Hazeldine

Bretagne, arriving at Portsmouth, 2015. On the St Malo route, this ferry was built in 1989 and is 25,000 tons. 

photo Don Hazeldine

SeaFrance Cezanne, Dover 2004. This ubiquitous vessel was the Ariadne, Soca, Trapezitza, Channel Seaway, Fantasia, Fiesta, SeaFrance Cezanne and finally Western Light - scrapped in India in 2011. 

photo Don Hazeldine

Midnight Merchant, Dover 2004. Not quite my cup of tea but she is 22,000 tons and carries 250 passengers. Since named El Greco and European Endeavour, she now sails on the Irish Sea.

photo Don Hazeldine

Pride of Aquitaine, Dover 2004. Originally the Belgian ferry Prins Filip, she became the Stena Royal, Pride of Aquitaine, Norman Spirit, Ostend Spirit and now Calais Seaways

photo Don Hazeldine

Pride of Canterbury, Dover 2004. Built as the European Pathway in 1991 she is identical to the Pride of Kent, pictured above, yet with different coloured smoke. 

photo Don Hazeldine

Pont Aven, Plymouth 2005. Used on the Santander route; 40,589 tons, built by Meyer Werft, Papenburg in 2004. 

photo Don Hazeldine

Malo Seaways, Dover 2015. Built in 2000, at 24,206 tons she was originally the European Ambassador, then became the Stena Nordica. Renamed again in 2015. Constructed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki 

photo Don Hazeldine

Delft Seaways, Dover 2015. Entered service as the Maersk Delft for Norfolk Line in 2006. 35,923 tons. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje

photo Don Hazeldine

European Seaway, Dover 2015. 22,986 tons, she is the only member of the class in the as built condition following the conversion of the Pride of Kent and Pride of Canterbury to multi-purpose ships. She cries out 'convert me!'  

photo Don Hazeldine

SeaFrance Molière, Dover 2010. Launched as the Superfast X in 2002, she is now the Stena Superfast X. 29,400 tons and a great speed of 30.4 knots

photo Don Hazeldine

Blue Star 1, Firth of
Forth 2007. 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

Kriti I, Venice, 2007 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

Pasiphae Palace, Venice, 2007 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

Sophocles V, Venice, 2007 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

El-Djazair, Valencia 2000. An Algerian ferry to Spain and was sold in 2004 

photo Mike Burke

Merdif I, Port Rashid 2005 

photo Andy Collins

Norrona of Smyril Line at Lerwick March 2003. 

photo John Phillips 

Finnmarken, Trondheim, 2009. 

photo Alan Kimber 

Nordkapp, Honningsvaag, Norway, 2009. 

photo Alan Kimber 

Fram, Norway, 2007. 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

Gunung Dempo, one of a series of 14,000 tons ferries for Indonesia, manufactured by Meyer Werft, up the river at Papenburg, Germany. 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

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