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April 2009 - September 2009




27th September 2009:
Queen Victoria Cruise - Day 7 - Livorno - One of a series of pages from a cruise to the Mediterranean on Cunard's Queen Victoria. This page covers the visit to Livorno (for Pisa and Florence) on August 23rd 2008, and the shipping encountered. Further pages are in preparation
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26th September 2009:
Moby Fantasy - Moby Lines - new images of Moby Fantasy arriving at Civitavecchia in August 2009.
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22nd September 2009:
Garibaldi - Bluvia/RFI - new images, but probably my last, of the Italian State Railways train ferry Garibaldi laid up at Civitavecchia. She was the last ferry on the Civitavecchia-Golfo Aranci (Sardinia) route which has closed. Garibaldi was sold for scrap in July 2009.
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20th September 2009:
Queen Victoria Cruise - Day 6 - Monaco - One of a series of pages from a cruise to the Mediterranean on Cunard's Queen Victoria. This page covers the visit to Monaco on August 22nd 2008 and the shipping encountered, including Ventura, Thomson Destiny, Royal Princess and NGV Liamone. Further pages are in preparation
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19th September 2009:
Ventura - P&O Cruises - new page of images of the 2008-built 114000grt cruise ship at Southampton and in the Western Mediterranean
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17th September 2009:
MSC Fantasia
- new page on 2008-built 138000grt cruise ship, including recent images from Barcelona
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MSC FantasiaMSC FantasiaMSC FantasiaMSC Fantasia


15th September 2009:
Costa Concordia
- new page on 2006-built 114000grt cruise ship, including recent images from Barcelona. Sister to Costa Pacifica.
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Costa Pacifica - new page on 2009-built 114000grt cruise ship, including recent images from Palma, Majorca. Sister to Costa Concordia.
COSTA PACIFICACOSTA PACIFICACOSTA PACIFICACOSTA PACIFICA


14th September 2009:
Thames Line - RiverBus
pioneered the use of fast catamarans on Thames commuter services between 1988 and 1993. Their last three vessels subsequently passed to Thames Clippers. Various conventional Thames vessels were also chartered.
RIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter ServicesRIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter ServicesRIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter ServicesRIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter Services
RIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter ServicesRIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter ServicesRIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter ServicesRIVERBUS/THAMES LINE - Thames Commuter Services


31st August 2009:
Queen Victoria Cruise Day 1 - Southampton
The first of a series of pages from a cruise to the Mediterranean on Cunard's Queen Victoria. This page covers the departure from Southampton and the shipping encountered. Other pages are in preparation
QUEEN MARY 2 - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th August 2009QUEEN VICTORIA - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, August 2009RED JET 5 - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th August 2009NAB TOWER - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, August 2009
RED JET 5 - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th August 2009APL RUSSIA - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th August 2009ASHLEIGH R - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th August 2009RED OSPREY in IKEA colours - Queen Victoria Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th August 2009



11th August 2009:
Wingate III - Chichester
new page on Chichester Harbour Water Tours who run the from Itchenor. She was originally a lifeboat on P&O's Canberra
For cruise operator details see:-
www.chichesterharbourwatertours.co.uk
WINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water ToursWINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water ToursWINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water ToursWINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water Tours
WINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water ToursWINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water ToursWINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water ToursWINGATE III - Chichester Harbour Water Tours



Sundance new images of the ex-Gosport ferry (previously Gay Enterprise and Solent Enterprise) as a private yacht in Copenhagen
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9th August 2009:

Avon Boating
- new page one the fleet of classic launches which run on the River Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon. For details of services see:- www.avon-boating.co.uk  
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2nd August 2009:

Celebrity Equinox
- images of the new Celebrity Cruises ship  Celebrity Equinox leaving Southampton on the 31st July 2009
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CELEBRITY EQUINOXCELEBRITY EQUINOXCELEBRITY EQUINOXCELEBRITY EQUINOX



Celebrity Solstice
- new page started on the 2008 Celebrity Cruises ship  Celebrity Solstice with official Meyer-Werft builders postcards
CELEBRITY SOLSTICECELEBRITY SOLSTICECELEBRITY SOLSTICE



30th July 2009:

Swift - Lake Windermere
- updated page on the Windermere excursion steamers with new larger images of the  Swift
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Viking Saga - Maldon (Essex)
- upgraded page on the delightful excursion boat Viking Saga
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28th July 2009:

Eurodam - Holland America Line
- a full set of images taken on board the  Eurodam at Harwich in May 2009
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21st July 2009:

Wight Ryder I & Wight Ryder II
- arrival of the new Wightlink fast ferries Wight Ryder I & Wight Ryder II to be used on the Portsmouth-Ryde crossing
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20th July 2009:

Princessa of Blue Funnel Cruises
- 1982 images of the Solent excursion vessel Princessa
Princessaa - Blue Funnel CruisesPrincessaa - Blue Funnel Cruises


19th July 2009:

Verda of Blue Funnel Cruises
- 1982 images of the Solent excursion vessel Verda
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Solent Queen of Blue Funnel Cruises - 1982 images of the Solent excursion vessel Solent Queen
Solent Queen - Blue Funnel CruisesSolent Queen - Blue Funnel Cruises


Solent Scene of Blue Funnel Cruises - 1983 images of the Solent excursion vessel Solent Scene - now sailing with Blue Line Cruises at Poole
Solent Scene - Blue Funnel CruisesSolent Scene - Blue Funnel CruisesSolent Scene - Blue Funnel Cruises



18th July 2009:

Costa Luminosa passing Felixstowe
- images of the new Costa Luminosa passing Languard Point, Felixstowe in June 2009
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Costa LuminosaCosta LuminosaCosta LuminosaCosta Luminosa



17th July 2009:

Eurodam - Holland America Line
- images added of the Eurodam  on her first visit to Rotterdam in June 2008
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Eurodam - Holland America LineEurodam - Holland America LineEurodam - Holland America LineEurodam - Holland America Line
Eurodam - Holland America LineEurodam - Holland America LineEurodam - Holland America LineEurodam - Holland America Line



16th July 2009:

Eurodam - Holland America Line
- new images added of the Eurodam of 2008 at Rotterdam in May 2009
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15th July 2009:

Eurodam - Holland America Line
- new postcard images added of the Eurodam of 2008, plus images on board at Harwich (more to be added)
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14th July 2009:

Golden Iris - Mano Cruise
- new images added of the Golden Iris, ex-Cunard Princess and Rhapsody.
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12th July 2009:

Blue Line Cruises - Poole
- newly arrived and largest excursion ship based at Poole - Jurassic Scene (ex-Torbay Belle). For details of sailings see: www.bluelinecruises.co.uk
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8th July 2009:

Balmoral Cruise - Clacton-Southwold-Great Yarmouth - images from a cruise on the MV Balmoral on 7th July 2009, including an RAF helicopter which ran an exercise to drop a man onto Balmoral's deck
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MV Balmoral CruiseMV Balmoral CruiseMV Balmoral CruiseMV Balmoral Cruise



6th July 2009:

Scandinavian Song - SeaEscape
- new colour images of the cruise ship Scandinavian Song originally the pioneering ex-NCL Sunward.
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4th July 2009:

Princess Pocahontas
- new 2009 images of the Gravesend-based Princess Pocahontas of the Lower Thames & Medway Passenger Boat Company. For details of sailings see: www.princess-pocahontas.com
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Princess PocahontasPrincess PocahontasPrincess PocahontasPrincess Pocahontas



1st July 2009:

Himalaya - P&O
- new large images of the 1892 P&O liner Himalaya
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30th June 2009:

Norman Arrow - LD Lines
- a new page of images of the new LD Lines fast ferry Norman Arrow
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Golden Star - Capital Pleasure Boats - updated page showing images of Golden Star as the New Forrester in service on the Hythe Ferry in 1982/1983
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23rd June 2009:

Dover Ferries
- an afternoon at Dover showing all ferries which visited that day, including the new LD Lines fast ferry Norman Arrow
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18th June 2009:
Littlehampton Excursions
- new postcards of motor boats at Littlehampton in the 1920s
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6th June 2009:
Pacific Venus at Greenwich
- new images of Pacific Venus on a visit to the Thames at Greenwich
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MSC Lirica at Dubrovnik
- images added of MSC Lirica at Dubrovnik on various visits in 2004
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MSC LiricaMSC LiricaMSC LiricaMSC Lirica




4th June 2009:

MSC Lirica at Tilbury
- new images of MSC Lirica at Tilbury
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MSC LiricaMSC LiricaMSC LiricaMSC Lirica




3rd June 2009:

Costa Atlantica at Dubrovnik
- new images of Costa Atlantica at Dubrovnik
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1st June 2009:
Marco Polo on the Thames
- new images of the Marco Polo passing Coalhouse Fort on the Thames
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29th May 2009:

Costa Atlantica at Harwich
- new images of Costa Atlantica passing Languard Point, Felixstowe
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Costa AltanticaCosta AltanticaCosta AltanticaCosta Altantica



26th May 2009:
Marco Polo on the Thames
- new images of the Marco Polo passing Coalhouse Fort on the Thames
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26th May 2009:

Leighton Buzzard Railway
- new images of narrow gauge locos on the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway
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19th May 2009:
Costa Magica at Harwich
- new images of Costa Magica passing Languard Point, Felixstowe
COSTA MAGICA passing Felixstowe - www.simplonpc.co.ukCOSTA MAGICA passing Felixstowe - www.simplonpc.co.ukCOSTA MAGICA passing Felixstowe - www.simplonpc.co.ukCOSTA MAGICA passing Felixstowe - www.simplonpc.co.uk


9th May 2009:
City Cruises - Mayflower Garden
- updated page showing the return to service of after rebuilding
MAYFLOWER GARDEN - City Cruises - River ThamesMAYFLOWER GARDEN - City Cruises - River ThamesMAYFLOWER GARDEN - City Cruises - River ThamesMAYFLOWER GARDEN - City Cruises - River Thames


6th May 2009:
Clacton Pier
- updated page on Clacton Pier in Essex with many new postcards
Clacton Pier, Essex - www.simplonpc.co.ukClacton Pier, Essex - www.simplonpc.co.ukClacton Pier, Essex - www.simplonpc.co.ukClacton Pier, Essex - www.simplonpc.co.uk

Dorset Piers
- updated page on Dorset Piers with new postcards added of Bournemouth, Weymouth, Sandbanks and Swanage
Boscombe Pier, Dorset - www.simplonpc.co.ukBoscombe Pier, Dorset - www.simplonpc.co.ukBournemouth Pier, Dorset - www.simplonpc.co.ukWeymouth Bandstand, Dorset - www.simplonpc.co.uk


5th May 2009:
Fairmile 'B' Ariel - new  postcards of the ex-Royal Navy Fairmile 'B' launch Ariel used by Gallus for excursions from Nice
ARIEL - Gallus of Nice - Fairmile 'B'ARIEL - Gallus of Nice - Fairmile 'B'


3rd May 2009:
Funchal at Harwich - new  images of Funchal of Classic International Cruises
FUNCHAL arriving at HarwichFUNCHAL arriving at HarwichFUNCHAL arriving at HarwichFUNCHAL arriving at Harwich


1st May 2009:

Salter Brothers - River Queen and The Majestic - new larger linked images of River Queen and The Majestic
RIVER QUEEN - Salter BrothersTHE MAJESTIC - Salter Brothers


29th April 2009:

Queen Mary 2 - dramatic images of QM2 leaving Barbados in January 2008
QM2 leaving BarbadosQM2 leaving Barbados

Hurtigruten - Nordlys
- Nordlys at Hammerfest in February 2008
NORDLYS - Hurtigrute at Hammerfest


28th April 2009:

Hurtigruten - Fram - Fram arriving at the Pool of London and passing through Tower Bridge on 24th April 2009
FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009
FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009FRAM - Hurtigruten - Thames 24th April 2009



13th April 2009:

K&S Cruises - Lady Elizabeth
- new images of the Lady Elizabeth of K&S Cruises at Falmouth
LADY ELIZABETH - K&S Cruises - Photo:  Ian Boyle, July 2008LADY ELIZABETH - K&S Cruises - Photo:  Ian Boyle, July 2008LADY ELIZABETH - K&S Cruises - Photo:  Ian Boyle, July 2008LADY ELIZABETH - K&S Cruises - Photo:  Ian Boyle, July 2008


12th April 2009:
K&S Cruises - new page on K&S Cruises of Falmouth
St Mawes Ferry - updated page on the St Mawes Ferry from Falmouth
Pill Family - updated page on the Falmouth fleet of members of the Pill Family

NANKERSEY - St Mawes FerryPRINCESS MARIA - St Mawes FerryST GERRAINS - St Mawes FerryTAMAR BELLE - Pill Family



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