Wednesday, 26 October 2011

MS Seabourn Sojourn Cruise Ship nearing CT1, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

An early morning view of the MS Seabourn Sojourn reversing towards Cruise Terminal 1 (CT1) on the Admiralty Pier of Dover Harbour:

Delivered to Yachts of Seabourn May 28th, 2010. En route from Genoa (Italy) to London for christening by godmother Twiggy Lawson. Call Sign C6YA5, IMO 9417098, MMSI 311027100, Bahamas Flag. Western Docks.
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The photo was taken at 6.42 am on Thursday, 3rd of June, 2010 (1) from the southern end of the Prince of Wales Pier, part of the Western Docks.

The foreground structure on the left-hand side is the lighthouse (2) with the roof of the cafe at top-right. In the background are Shakespeare Cliff (part of the White Cliffs of Dover) and the ex-Dover Marine Railway Station (now the Cruise Terminal 1 building).

The Yachts of Seabourn took delivery of Seabourn Sojourn on May 28th from her builders at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The ship then set sail for Greenwich in London via this stop-over in Dover.

After spending the day berthed at Cruise Terminal 1, the Seabourn Sojourn left Dover at 8.38 pm and continued to London where she moored mid-river near Canary Wharf early on Friday, the 4th of June.

Later in the day, the British supermodel and fashion icon Twiggy (Twiggy Lawson) became godmother to Seabourn Sojourn and officially named the yacht during an onboard ceremony.

On Saturday the 5th, the company donated Seabourn Sojourn to the non-profit Breast Cancer Haven as the venue for a gala fundraising event to celebrate the charity's 10th anniversary. (3)

On Sunday, 6th of June, the MS Seabourn Sojourn embarked on her maiden voyage of a 14-day "Iceland Cruise" and a 28-day "Northern Europe Cruise", initially calling at Invergordon (Scotland), Thorshavn (Faroe Islands, Denmark), Reykjavik (Iceland), Heimaey (West-Man Islands/Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland), Olden (Nordfjord, Norway), Bergen (Norway), and Amsterdam (Holland).

From Amsterdam, the ship returned Dover on the 20th of June where passengers on the Iceland Cruise disembarked and those staying for the second half of the Northern Europe Cruise were joined by new passengers on a 14-day "Baltic Sea Cruise".

The Seabourn Sojourn then called at the Kiel Canal (Germany; transit only), Travem√ľnde (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia ), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Kiel (Germany). The ship returned to Dover on the 4th of July.

Click to see the Seabourn Sojourn official webpage and the Seabourn Sojourn blog. The ship doesn't appear to have a webcam.

Ship's details (4) (5)

Name: Seabourn Sojourn
Operator: Seabourn Cruise Line
Ordered: November 2008
Completed: May 28th, 2010
Class and type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 32,000 metric tons (deadweight tonnage)
Length: 198.00 meters
Beam: 25.60 meters
Draft: 6.40 meters
Speed: 22.3 knots (maximum), 21.6 knots (cruising)
Capacity: 450 passengers
Flag: Bahamas (BS)
Call Sign: C6YA5
IMO: 9417098
MMSI: 311027100

Notes

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Robsons Yard Flats

(1) On a cycle ride beginning at Robsons Yard Flats in the Tower Hamlets area of Dover, then: Athol Terrace (Eastern Docks) - Seafront Promenade - Prince of Wales Pier (Western Docks) - Robsons Yard.

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(2) The Prince of Wales Pier Light is a white conical tower 46 feet high. It was built in 1902 and has a "very quick flashing green" beam.
(3) From a Seabourn media statement and the Seabourn Sojourn blog
(4) Wikipedia entry for MV Seabourn Sojourn
(5) Marinetraffic entry for MV Seabourn Sojourn

The main photo was first uploaded to:

MS Seabourn Sojourn Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

Other photos of the ship taken this day (3rd of June, 2010) will be uploaded in due course and linked to here.

Click to see all Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Cruises, and Cruise Ship photos.

Clickable thumbnails of all harbour-related photos on the main Panoramio Images of Dover website are available on this blog at the Port of Dover Page (also linked to below the blog title).

The 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 travel and tourism in the Western Docks.

John Latter / Jorolat

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