Tuesday, 27 September 2011

MS AIDAaura Cruise Ship crossing Dover Harbour in Early Morning Fog, Kent, UK

The MS AIDA Aura cruise ship entered Dover Harbour via the Eastern Entrance and is now making its way across the Outer Harbour towards the Admiralty Pier of the Western Docks where it will berth at CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2):

On the left of this post-sunrise photo, the Eastern Arm pier juts out from the Eastern Docks (the cross-channel ferry terminal, not in view) with the Southern Breakwater bracketing the other side of the Eastern Entrance to the right of the ship.

The photo was taken at 6.14 am on Tuesday, 18th of May, 2010, from a point mid-way between the Porthole Shelters and the Lighthouse on the Prince of Wales Pier (eastern side).

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

From Hamburg in Germany on a "British Isles Cruise".

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

AIDA Aura Cruise Ship crossing Dover Harbour in Early Morning Fog

Also see:

MS AIDA Aura Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour
MS AIDA Aura Cruise Ship after Sunrise, Western Entrance, Dover Harbour

A new vessel from AIDA Cruises for 2011:

MS AIDAsol Cruise Ship in Dover Harbour on her Maiden Voyage

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A Dover Harbour photo.

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