Wednesday, 28 September 2011

MS AIDAcara Cruise Ship leaving the Western Docks, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

The MS AIDA Cara passing CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2) on the Admiralty Pier of the Western Docks, heading for the Western Entrance and English Channel:



Lighthouse is Admiralty Pier Light.

Taken from the Prince of Wales Pier.

From Le Havre (France), going to Hamburg (Germany).

Ship's details:

Name: AIDAcara
Owner: AIDA Cruises
Operator: AIDA Cruises
Port of registry: Italy
Builder: Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Finland)
In service: June 1996
Refit: 2005
IMO: 9112789
Call Sign: IBNR
MMSI: 247117300
Tonnage: 38,531 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 634.2 ft (193.30 m)
Beam: 90.5 ft (27.58 m)
Draft: 20.3 ft (6.19 m)[1]
Decks: 11 total, 9 passenger
Installed power: 2 diesel-electric (21,720kW)
Speed: 20-knot (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Capacity: 1,186 passengers
Crew: 360 crew

A Dover Harbour photo.

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

MS AIDAcara Cruise Ship, Western Docks, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

Also see:

MS AIDAcara Cruise Ship at Sunset, Admiralty Pier, Western Docks, Dover Harbour
MS AIDAcara Cruise Ship near Cruise Terminal 1, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour
MS AIDAcara Cruise Ship in an Early Morning Sea Mist, 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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