Saturday, 22 October 2011

Balmoral Cruise Ship and Syros Oil Tanker, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

The Fred Olsen Cruise Lines passenger ship, MS Balmoral, berthed at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT1) on the Admiralty Pier of Dover Harbour:

MS Balmoral owned by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. Callsign C6II4, IMO 8506294. Ex-Norwegian Crown, ex-Crown Odyssey. Syros Oil Products Tanker: Call Sign A8PW7, IMO 9371294, MMSI 636013850
(Click this MS Balmoral Cruise Ship text link to see the largest size)

In front of the Balmoral is the Liberian-flagged oil products carrier, Syros (details below); out of view to the left is the Celebrity Constellation (see below), a Millennium class cruise ship.

Photographed from the Prince of Wales Pier just after sunrise on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010.

A description of the Balmoral from the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines website (1):

Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral has accommodation for about 1,300 passengers, through 710 cabins and suites. All the ship's public rooms have a Scottish theme: its principal restaurant, Ballindalloch, is named after a Speyside village and castle; while the ship's other two formal restaurants, Avon and Spey are named in honour of two of Scotland's loveliest salmon rivers.

Balmoral 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

Syros details:

Ship Type: Tanker (Oil Products Tanker)
Year Built: 2007
Length x Breadth: 92 m X 16 m
DeadWeight: 4000 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 12.5 / 10.8 knots
Flag: Liberia (LR)
Call Sign: A8PW7
IMO: 9371294
MMSI: 636013850

(1) Welcome aboard Balmoral (also see Balmoral Reviews)
(2) Owned by Celebrity Cruises

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

MS Balmoral Cruise Ship and Syros Oil Tanker, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

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