Tuesday, 27 September 2011

AIDAblu Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK (2)

MS AIDA Blu seen from the Prince of Wales Pier on April 27th, 2010:

AIDAblu (AIDA BLU) berthed C2, Admiralty Pier, Western Docks, Dover Harbour. View: Prince of Wales Pier. Arrived from Le Havre (France), going to Antwerp (Belgium). Call Sign IBWX, IMO 9398888, MMSI 247282500
(Click this MS AIDAblu text link to see the largest size)

The Admiralty Pier of the Western Docks is behind the passenger ship which is berthed at Cruise Terminal 2 (CT2).

The MS AIDA Blu passenger ship is a Sphinx series cruise ship built by Meyer Werft for the German cruise line AIDA Cruises, a British-American owned German cruise line based in Rostock, Germany (parent company, Carnival Corporation and PLC).

On 7-day German Bight Cruise: last port Le Havre (France), next Antwerp (Belgium) and Amsterdam (Netherlands, Holland); back to Hamburg (Germany).

Ship's details:

Tonnage: 71,300 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 827 feet (252.07 m)
Beam: 105.5 feet (32.16 m)
Decks: 15 decks
Installed power: Diesel-electric (about 36,000kW)
Propulsion: 4 Caterpillar MaK engines
Capacity: 2,050 passengers
Crew: 607 crew
Call Sign IBWX
IMO 9398888
MMSI 247282500

One of two photos (they look similar, but the lamp-posts are different!)

More information (including sources used) can be found on this photo's original webpage at:

MS AIDAblu Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour (2)

Other photos taken this day:

MS AIDAblu Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour (1) (not yet uploaded)

The MS AIDAblu in 2011:

A new vessel from AIDA Cruises for 2011:

A Dover Harbour photo.

Click to see all Dover AIDAblu, AIDA Cruises, and Cruise Ship photos.

Clickable thumbnails of all harbour-related photos from the main Panoramio Images of Dover website are available on this blog at Port of Dover Page (also linked to at the top below the blog title).

The main site Panoramio photos are each accompanied by a Google Earth satellite map. However, the images are smaller than those on the Images of Dover Blog and the captions are less well formatted.

John Latter / Jorolat

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