Thursday, 29 September 2011

MS Balmoral Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

The MS Balmoral Cruise Ship framed in the Western Entrance of Dover Harbour at 6.02 am on Monday, 26th of July, 2010:

MS Balmoral arrived from Honfleur (France), going Warnemunde (Germany). Owned by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. Callsign C6II4, IMO 8506294. Ex-Norwegian Crown, ex-Crown Odyssey. Admiralty Pier on right, English Channel on left; viewed from Prince of Wales Pier.
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The Admiralty Pier is on the right and the English Channel is on the left; the photo was taken from the the Prince of Wales Pier.

The Balmoral passenger ship, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, is shown arriving in the Port of Dover from Honfleur (France) at the end of a 16-night "French Connection" cruise.

Later in the day, the passenger ship left Dover at the start of a 12-night round-trip "Beauty of the North" cruise with the following itinerary:

Warnemunde (Warnemünde, Germany), Ronne (Rønne, Denmark), Gdynia (Poland), St Petersburg (Russia), Tallinn (Estonia), and Copenhagen (Denmark)

Vessel details:

Name: 1988-1996: Crown Odyssey, 1996-2000: Norwegian Crown, 2000-2003: Crown Odyssey, 2003-2007: Norwegian Crown, 2007 onwards: Balmoral
Owner: 1988-1992: Royal Cruise Line, 1992-2004: Norwegian Cruise Line, 2004-2006: Crown Odyssey Ltd, 2007 onwards: Balmoral Cruise Ltd
Operator: 1988-1996: Royal Cruise Line, 1996-2000: Norwegian Cruise Line, 2000-2003: Orient Lines, 2003-2007: Norwegian Cruise Line, 2007 onwards: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Port of registry: 1988-1990: Pireus, Greece, 1990 onwards: Nassau, Bahamas
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, West Germany
In service: 7 June 1988
Call Sign: C6II4
IMO: 8506294
MMSI: 308785000

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

MS Balmoral Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance, Dover Harbour

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Other ships at Sunrise in the Western Entrance include:

All photos are indexed under the MS Balmoral and Fred Olsen Cruises category labels.

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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.

Port of Dover tourism and travel in the Western Docks.

John Latter / Jorolat

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