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Photographer:Nigel Price [View profile]Title:CELEBRITY SOLSTICEAdded:Dec 19, 2012
Captured:December 19, 2012IMO:9362530Hits:722
Location:Auckland, New Zealand
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 2001-2010
Departing Auckland for the Bay of Islands on 19.12.2012. Photo was taken about 6.30 pm on a summer's evening with low side light on the hull and topsides.
Vessel Identification
Name:Celebrity Solstice
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:121,878 tons
Summer DWT:9,500 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2008
AIS Information
Last known position:
48°46’23” N, 125°56’24.99” W
Speed, course (heading):
19.0kts, 130° (131°)
Arrival:12th Jul 2019
13:30:06 UTC
Last update:
15 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 9th, 13:00:21 UTCKetchikan
2018 September 8th, 23:30:30 UTCVictoria
2018 September 6th, 23:30:18 UTCVictoria
2018 August 31st, 12:15:26 UTCSeattle
2018 August 16th, 23:30:05 UTCVictoria Canada
2018 August 2nd, 23:30:21 UTCVictoria
2018 July 29th, 15:00:08 UTCKetchikan
2018 July 26th, 23:30:14 UTCVictoria
2018 July 22nd, 14:45:59 UTCKetchikan
2018 July 15th, 13:00:32 UTCKetchikan
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Photo Comments (8)

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Nigel Price on Dec 20, 2012 09:44 (6 years ago)
Thanks for the comments guys.
We are lucky to have many more cruise ships on the New Zealand and Australian coasts this summer than say 5 years ago, with more companies and more ships being based in our region for the summer period. So we get more opportunities to photograph them than in the past. Even occasionally we can get a decent day when the ship departs port in early evening with good side light, and I admit that we are spoiled in Auckland whereby ships have to go around North Head, so there is a range of light/sun angles for us to choose from as the ship goes around the 160 to 180 degree turn to leave the harbour.
However that does not solve the question of are the ships good looking ? Of course there will be a wide divergence of opinion here. It seems to me that the modern large cruise ship is excessively tall compared to it's beam. The newest ones seem to be taller than the generation that is say 5 years older.
Chris Howell on Dec 20, 2012 08:34 (6 years ago)
Excellent photo Nigel, remember North Head well
Pica on Dec 20, 2012 08:25 (6 years ago)
New, modern cruis ships might not look pretty but once you sit on them you don´t see but enjoy the comfort....
Rgds Jürgen
Ian Horsfall on Dec 20, 2012 02:09 (6 years ago)
Beautifull Ship, excellent photo Nigel.
Did a xmas cruise a few years ago, had astern view cabin loved it,Meyers I believe built this class exellent. alot friends sail back to the UK on these ships,after season here and all love them.Time for a Bud lite, go easy on the
Gruse Captain Ted
Dеnis on Dec 20, 2012 00:36 (6 years ago)
And to those who just took offense/annoyance/etc - what if you would paint HER sides in white?
Dеnis on Dec 20, 2012 00:33 (6 years ago)
I thought when viewing it in full screen I'll see cows, goats, pigs, etc...
Captain Ted on Dec 19, 2012 23:50 (6 years ago)
this is beautifull ?,, oh dear lord,,give me a bottle of scotch right now !!!!
Mr. DOT on Dec 19, 2012 22:38 (6 years ago)
some folks think this is beautiful, the only thing I will say is beauty is in the eye of the beholder! mrdot.
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