Category Archives: Cruise Ships

Mississippi-style paddler Dixie Queen heads for home: 17 Feb 2016

Mississippi-style paddler Dixie Queen heads out to sea and along the coast, sailing towards the Thames: where she’ll resume her life as a luxury cruiser; 17th February, 2016: Mississippi-style paddler…

UK Royal Marines storm ferry in regular exercise:

Filmed a few months ago on a passenger’s phone, Royal Marines board Caledonian MacBryane’s ferry MV Caledonian as she sails her regular route between between Ardrossan and the Isle of…

Mackinac Bridge alongside at Felixstowe, Maiden Call, 2 Oct 2015

KKK Line’s newest ship to reach Northern Europe, the 14,000 TEU Mackinac Bridge, working cargo alongside at Felixstowe.

Cruise ship Ryndam sailing from Harwich, 5th September, 2015

Holland America Line’s 1,258 guest cruise liner Ryndam sailing from Harwich International Port, evening of 5th September, 2015:

Brilliance of the Seas sailing from Harwich, 3rd September 2015

Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas sailing from Harwich International Port after her final call of 2015, on 3rd September 2015:

Cruise liner Hamburg arriving Harwich, 16 August 2015

The beautiful little 400 pax cruise liner Hamburg arriving to call at Harwich International Port, around 8.30am, 16th August 2015.

Luxury micro cruise ship makes 1st call at Devon port, 22 July 2015

Luxury cruise ship Hebridean Princess was the first cruise ship to ever call at the Devon ABP Port of Teignmouth on 22nd July, 2015.

Trimline complete refurb on Windstar luxury cruise ships

Southampton-based marine refurbishment specialists Trimline have completed comprehensive refitting of Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze and Star Legend at San Giorgio del Porto, Genova. This means that they have now refurbished…

NORTH SEA RO-RO, part 3: Sailing into Rotterdam and onto the berth!

After a quick look at Suecia Seaways accomodation, time to enter the New Waterway and sail upriver to the terminal in Rotterdam itself – and to watch a neat example…

3 Queens at Liverpool . . 25th May 2015

Cunard’s three cruise liners arrive in Liverpool to celebrate 175 years since the company was founded. The first part of the video sees Queen Mary 2 departing from the landing…

Rotterdam shipspotting, 10th May, 2015 – by Fred Vloo

A relatively rare new film from top Dutch videographer Fred Vloo, who had to reduce his shipspotting activities when he lost his employment some time ago. His high-quality work has…

Fred Olsen’s Braemar to sail from Southampton summer 2016

Fred Olsen’s 929 passenger cruise liner is due to sail from Southampton for her May-November 2016 programme.

Braemar opens Harwich cruise season for 2015

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ 929 passenger Braemar is opening the 2015 Northern European cruise season at Harwich International Port with a 5-cruise stay at this important regional port.

Boudicca engineroom fire – back in service 7th February

After an engineroom fire which cut services, Boudicca is due back in service soon, after her passengers were repatriated from the Canary Islands.

Ships on the Kiel-Canal at Rendsburg, October 2013.

A videa captured from a hotel room window, at Rendsburg . . made by efbeVideo. I’d like the room number, please!

Emission control will hit shippers’ wallets – pt 1

On January 1st, 2015, ships will have to reduce their emissions in the new North American and North European Emission Control Areas . . will it be a game-changer?

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam Shipspotting, 1st Nov 2014

Fred Vloo’s latest shipspotting video from Rotterdam – as ever, a great selection filmed over a day, by top European shipping film-maker Fred Vloo.

Oasis of the Seas dry docking.

On 30 September 2014, the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, the 220,000 GT “Oasis of the Seas”, dry-docked at Keppel Verolme’s shipyard in Rotterdam for routine maintenance work.

Bergen bump for Mein Schiff 1

The seismic survey vessel Princess Marseilles had a little difficulty while mooring on Sunday in Bergen, Norway. The ship on the receiving end is the cruise ship Mein Schiff 1….

Cruise liner to take on North West Passage:

1076 passenger luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity is due to transit the North West Passage in late August, 2016 – will this mark a new mass tourism invasion of a…

Costa Concordia refloats at last: 15th July 2014

On July 14, 2014, the Costa Concordia shipwreck was refloated by two meters from the artificial seabed on which it rested and moved 30 meters to the east. With the…