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Photo Details
Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:HORIZONAdded:Sep 29, 2012
Captured:September 28, 2012IMO:8807088Hits:828
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1981-1990
Description:
Reg. in Malta
built in 1990
Vessel Identification
Name:Horizon
IMO:8807088
Flag:Malta
MMSI:249727000
Callsign:9HYZ9
Former name(s):
- Pacific Dream (Until 2010 Nov)
- Island Star (Until 2009 Mar)
- Horizon (Until 2005 Oct)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:47,427 tons
Summer DWT:5,632 tons
Length:207 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:7.7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:1990
Builder (*):Meyer Neptun Papenburg
Papenburg, Germany
Owner:Pullmantur Cruises Shipmanagement
Madrid, Spain
Manager:Pullmantur Cruises Shipmanagement
Madrid, Spain
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°13’6.72” N, 1°3’50.88” W
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
17.0kts, 229° (227°)
Destination:
Location:Malaga
Arrival:25th Nov 2014
07:00:36 UTC
Last update:
4 minutes 56 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2014 November 25th, 07:00:36 UTCMalaga
2014 November 16th, 05:00:55 UTCAshdod
2014 November 15th, 09:45:56 UTCLimasol
2014 November 14th, 05:00:31 UTCMarmaris
2014 November 9th, 07:00:24 UTCMarseille
2014 November 4th, 06:00:09 UTCCivitavecchia
2014 November 3rd, 07:00:14 UTCLa Spezia
2014 November 2nd, 07:00:52 UTCMarseille
2014 November 1st, 11:00:01 UTCPalamos
2014 October 31st, 10:00:04 UTCAlicante
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Photo Comments (11)

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Emmanuel.L on Sep 30, 2012 20:02 (2 years ago)
I dont know if anyone out there is like me, but whenever I see the HORIZON her company logo on her funnel reminds me a beer brewer pub beer mat.
jadran on Sep 30, 2012 19:53 (2 years ago)
I truly suggest, never paint HORIZON like AIDA cruiser ships...
Emmanuel.L on Sep 30, 2012 19:11 (2 years ago)
At the same time that she was in harbour the RYNDAM was also moored near her . She is also has a blue coloured hull, but the difference is that the top of her hull from stem to stern is white which makes a lot of difference to her appearance(See my postings of the RYNDAM).
The predominant colour of cruise liners is mostly white , some blue or black though if I am not mistaken there was or still is some cruise liners painted light green.
Ro/ro and ferries are a different story and a rainbow of colours can be found on these vessels.
jadran on Sep 30, 2012 17:53 (2 years ago)
Well, and in any case, she has a 'touch' of orange color (lifeboats top & small detail on funnel) to disrupt the dark blue prevail...but I'm afraid, this is not enough!
Emmanuel.L on Sep 30, 2012 17:07 (2 years ago)
Yes Clive I agree with your view, but white seems the predominant colour regarding cruise liners,maybe because cruising is somehow more in rather warm to hot climates and white is cool (cool as in the original sense of the word, not as interpretated in the modern world) but yes, a touch of colour especially the funnel/s turns a dull vessel more like a white good kitchen item into a more photogenic one.
Clive Harvey on Sep 30, 2012 14:11 (2 years ago)
Oh yes! White funnels, especially on white ships, are awful. The Holland America ships would be much improved if their funnels were not white. The problem with this ship is that the dark hull colour is carried one deck too high and then the funnel is also in the same colour. It looks way too oppressive.
Emmanuel.L on Sep 30, 2012 08:38 (2 years ago)
White overall painted ships are a little bit dull, just a a bit of colour to her funnel/s and to her hull makes an immense difference,plain white makes them look like a hospital trolley.
SteKrueBe on Sep 29, 2012 23:45 (2 years ago)
I agree with you Clive but i found her very first livery quite striking too.
Stefan
Clive Harvey on Sep 29, 2012 22:04 (2 years ago)
This ship did look far better when she was plain white. The blue of her hull is now too dark and is one deck too high. This accentuates her heavy lines. I do actually find her uncompromising lines strangely attractive - but certainly not painted like this!
Emmanuel.L on Sep 29, 2012 21:48 (2 years ago)
Well I wouldn't call her ordinary,she has a welcome change from the usual white colour of most cruise liners.
Mr. DOT on Sep 29, 2012 20:03 (2 years ago)
even the rather ordinary vessels look quite spectacular in the setting of grand harbour! another nice post! mrdot.
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