Tuesday, 30 October 2012

"NORMAN VOYAGER" going for a refit in November

LD LINES "NORMAN VOYAGER" is going for a refit in November from the 12th to the 29th, so during this period there will be no sailings from Portsmouth to Le Havre. Photo above taken from LD LINES official website.

Monday, 29 October 2012

"DIEPPE SEAWAYS" coming soon on the Dover/Dunkirk service

(1) DFDS Seaways UK - English Channel:

The former "SEAFRANCE MOLIERE" will be the new ship operated by DFDS on their service from Dover to Dunkirk, excellent knews, our Blog is very excited with the prospect of this new addition to the fleet of DFDS and of course to be able to see this beautiful ship back in service after one year laid-up following SEAFRANCE liquidation early this year. Please click link above to access the Facebook page of DFDS UK and see further images and posts of this Historic Ferry Company. Photo above an illustration of the soon to be "DIEPPE SEAWAYS" due to start service in November, taken from DFDS FB page.

Monday, 22 October 2012

"PRIDE OF CALAIS" withdrawn from service

Considered to be one of the most successful ferries to ever sailed  the Dover Strait, the 1987 built "PRIDE OF CALAIS" has been withdrawn from service on the 18.10.2012, the ship will be laid-up at Tilbury. Photos above, the ship sailing from Calais in June this year.

Friday, 19 October 2012

"PRIDE OF BURGUNDY" departing Calais

P & O FERRIES "PRIDE OF BURGUNDY" leaving Calais for another crossing to Dover, photos taken 13.9.2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012


The brand new "EUROCARGO LIVORNO" departing Livorno on the 8.9.2012, the ship is operated by GRIMALDI LINES and has a GRT of 32.645

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


                                           Livorno in Tuscany
                                                    Bastia in Corsica
"CORSICA MARINA SECONDA" was built in 1975 for STENA LINE as the STENA NAUTICA, she was one of the four sisters built at the same time for STENA, the other three were the STENA ATLANTICA, STENA NORDICA and STENA NORMANDICA. "CORSICA MARINA SECONDA" is been sailing with CORSICA FERRIES since 1999 on the Livorno to Bastia route. The ship is 12.035 GRT, 121 meters in lenght with capacity for 1500 passengers and 550 vehicles, she cruises at 16.5 knots.
For all the information and bookings with CORSICA FERRIES please click here. Photos above taken 8.9.2012 showing the vessel departing Livorno from IKARUS PALACE. Photos of Livorno and Bastia taken from the Internet.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Ship Spotting in Lisbon

Ship Spotting at my home town of Lisbon, photos 30.9.2012


25.9.2012, my first trip with MY FERRY LINK, the ship the M.V. "BERLIOZ" former SEAFRANCE BERLIOZ which I have travelled many times on the Dover/Calais route. This beautiful ship, one of my favourites operating on this service was built by CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE at Saint-Nazaire in 2005. The ship was operated by SEAFRANCE until late last year, BERLIOZ was laid-up in November of 2011 in Calais and remained out of service until August of this year, after EUROTUNNEL acquired the SEAFRANCE ASSETS and put the ships "BERLIOZ", RODIN and NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS back in service with MY FERRY LINK, the new operators. "BERLIOZ" is 33.796 GRT, has capacity for 1900 passengers and has a top speed of 25 knots. On this trip I have counted four cars on the garage and six passengers using the ships facilities, perfect opportunity to hire the ship and carry on with my photographic duties without disturbing any passengers, on board there are six bars and restaurants, including a Brasserie, boutique and shopping area, a retail space and children's area. So for the followers and visitors of this Blog, the elegant "BERLIOZ" at a glance.