Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Ship, Admiralty Pier, Western Docks, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

A post-sunrise view of the MS Seven Seas Voyager soon after the ship had berthed alongside CT1 (Cruise Terminal 1) of the Admiralty Pier in the Western Docks of Dover Harbour:

Owner: Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Flag: Bahamas (BS), Call Sign: C6SW3, IMO: 9247144, MMSI: 311513000. From Stockholm (Sweden), going to Monte Carlo (France). Ex-Dover Marine Railway Station behind vessel.

The red-bricked structure on the right is the Cruise Terminal 1 building, previously Dover Marine Railway Station (and ex-Dover Western Docks Station).

The photo was taken at 5.57 am on Thursday, 9th of September, 2010, from a point between the Porthole Shelters (to the right) and the Lighthouse (to the left) on the Prince of Wales Pier (western side).

The Seven Seas Voyager passenger ship had just finished a 12-night Stockholm to Dover cruise; later in the day, the ship began a 14-night Dover to Monte Carlo cruise (Monte Carlo is a Monaco administrative area).

The Seven Seas Voyager is a cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) and entered service in 2003. Every cabin on board is a suite with a balcony. In 2006, a Forbes.com article listed the Asia leg of the Voyager's world cruise as the most expensive cruise in the Asia region.

On 14 March 2010, as MS Seven Seas Voyager sailed out of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, it hit the back of a Star Ferry, known as Twinkling Star, and caused minor damage to the ferry. No one was injured.

Vessel details:

Owner: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Operator: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Port of registry: Bahamas BAH
Route: Cruising
Builder: T. Mariotti, Genoa, Italy
Status: In Service
Class and type: Single class
Tonnage: 42,363 GT (gross tonnage)
Length: 670 ft (204.2 m)
Beam: 94.5 ft (28.8 m)
Draft: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Decks: 9
Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Capacity: 700 passengers
Crew: 447 officers and crew
Flag: Bahamas (BS)
Call Sign: C6SW3
IMO: 9247144
MMSI: 311513000

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

Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Ship, Admiralty Pier, Western Docks, Dover Harbour

Also see:

Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Docks, Dover Harbour
Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Ship berthed at CT1, Western Docks, Dover Harbour

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