Thursday, 29 September 2016


It was such an occasion to be able to photograph this ship, a first for me, the "MARKO POLO" of 1973, she has been operated by JADROLINIJA on the Split to Ancona route since 1988, she is just over 10.000 G.T., the ship reminded me straight away of my beloved EAGLE of Southern Ferries built in 1971. "MARKO POLO" is registered in Rijeka, over 40 years old now the ship really looks very well looked after, not exactly showing her age, photos taken at Ancona on the 23.9.2016

REGINA DELLA PACE arriving Ancona

"REGINA DELLA PACE" was built in 1979 as the TURELLA, she was used on the Baltic and North Seas by different cruise ferry operators until 2010, the year she was sold to BLUE LINE, a Croatian based company, the ship is used on the Split to Ancona route, she is seen here early morning arriving the Italian Port, she usually sails back to Croatia at 20.15 the same day. Photos 23.9.2016