Artania’s turn today

Yet another visitor today

On 15 November 1984, the ship was named Royal Princess by Diana, Princess of Wales. After entering service on 19 November 1984, she cruised as Royal Princess until April 2005, when she was transferred to the control of P&O Cruises, and was renamed Artemis. In 2011, she moved to Phoenix Reisen’s fleet, under the modified name Artania. She was fitted with new engines in 2014.

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Koningsdam – the biggest yet

Holland America Line’s Koningsdam at 99500 tonnes and 296 m (971 ft) is the biggest cruise liner so far to enter the river on a day that three others visited. Aidavita (just below), Seven Seas Voyager (see June 8th) and Astor, but you will have to go to my website to see that one😉

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One of FOUR cruise ships due in this week

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Olympic Delta

Olympic Delta: a Multipurpose Subsea Support & Construction Vessel inbound to A&P Tyne

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Marina cruise ship


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Busy morning

Normand Oceanic (again) with newcomer, jack-up platform, Sea Challenger joined by a Fire and Rescue tender.

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I see three ships …..

Three bulkers: Vyritsa, Zarachensk and Brasschaat have been lying off the Tyne for some months now. Their owners Sobelmar of Belgium have sued for bankruptcy and it is assumed the ships are keeping ‘out of the way’ until the matter is settled.

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