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Photographer:Tony des Landes [View profile]Title:QUEEN VICTORIAAdded:Jul 21, 2008
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 2001-2010
Queen Victoria arriving Napier 16/2/2008.

I think half of Napier must have become shipspotters when she arrived at lunchtime. This well publicised visit saw roads to the port clogged with sightseers who were able to get a close up view of the vessel when the port opened the gates to the adjacent wharf to the public. Her visit also coincided with Art Deco weekend, and passengers were greeted by a Catalina flying boat and a couple of other WW II aircraft. A line of vintage cars was waiting on the wharf when she tied up and many Napier people were dressed in 1930's style clothing.

The was by far the largest ship to ever berth at Napier and the pilot had to do a complete turn in the confines of the very small harbour. Needless to say he did an excellent job and made it look so easy.
Vessel Identification
Name:Queen Victoria
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:90,049 tons
Summer DWT:7,685 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Hamilton
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2006
AIS Information
Last known position:
25°23’23.58” N, 79°50’9.72” W
Speed, course (heading):
16.1kts, 166° (167°)
Arrival:21st Jan 2019
09:30:39 UTC
Last update:
1 day 7 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 December 30th, 21:30:42 UTCAmsterdam
2018 September 12th, 05:00:33 UTCFr Aja
2018 September 10th, 04:15:24 UTCEs Bcn
2018 September 8th, 02:00:27 UTCItcvv
2018 September 7th, 06:00:34 UTCItsml
2018 September 3rd, 08:15:36 UTCGigib
2018 August 31st, 03:30:34 UTCGbsou
2018 August 26th, 04:15:53 UTCNobgo
2018 August 21st, 03:15:16 UTCDe War
2018 August 19th, 03:15:02 UTCFi Hel
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Photo Comments (2)

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Sinisa Aljinovic on Feb 16, 2008 08:43 (10 years ago)
Great shot, Tony!Nice lighting,colours and angle!Hope to catch her overhere during summer season, one day :lol:!!
Marc Piché on Feb 16, 2008 02:21 (10 years ago)
Remarkable pic of this new lady, Tony.
It is most understandable why she attracted so much attention from the local population. She is quite a sight to behold.

Cheers from cold Canada.

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