Tuesday, 27 September 2011

MS AIDAaura Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

The AIDA Aura berthed at CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2) on the Admiralty Pier of the Western Docks:

Owner: AIDA Cruises.

Taken from Prince of Wales Pier.

The passenger ship had sailed from Hamburg, Germany, on a "British Isles Cruise".

MS AIDA Aura General Characteristics:

Tonnage: 42,289 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 665.3 feet (202.78 m)
Beam: 92.2 feet (28.10 m)
Draft: 20.3 feet (6.19 m)
Decks: 12 total, 10 passenger
Installed power: Diesel-electric (27,150kW)
Speed: 19.4-knot (36 km/h; 22 mph)
Capacity: 1,300 passengers
Crew: 418 crew
Notes: 6 elevators
Operator: AIDA Cruises
Port of registry: Italy
Builder: Aker MTW (Germany)
Cost: $350 million
Christened: April 12, 2003 in Warnemünde
Maiden voyage: October 27, 2008 to Wilmington (North Carolina, USA)
In service: April 15, 2003
Identification: IMO 9221566
Call: Sign IBNZ
MMSI: 247117400
Flag: Italy (IT)

More information (including sources used and a Google Earth satellite map) can be found on this photo's original webpage at:

MS AIDAaura Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

A Dover Harbour photo.

Also see:

MS AIDAaura Cruise Ship after Sunrise, Western Entrance, Dover Harbour
MS AIDAaura Cruise Ship crossing Dover Harbour in Early Morning Fog

A new vessel from AIDA Cruises for 2011:

MS AIDAsol Cruise Ship in Dover Harbour on her Maiden Voyage

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