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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
Length:294 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:8 m

Additional Information
Home port:Hamilton
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2006
AIS Information
Last known position:
59°18’58.38” N, 18°6’19.32” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 2° (92°)
Location:Se Sto
Arrival:15th Aug 2018
00:50:39 UTC
Last update:
44 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 December 30th, 21:30:42 UTCAmsterdam
2018 August 15th, 00:50:39 UTCSe Sto
2018 August 13th, 03:45:08 UTCDk Cph
2018 August 12th, 04:30:52 UTCNo Krs
2018 August 10th, 03:00:26 UTCGb Sou
2018 August 5th, 04:15:59 UTCNobgo
2018 August 3rd, 03:00:24 UTCGbsou
2018 July 29th, 04:45:02 UTCFrprp
2018 July 28th, 03:45:24 UTCItciv
2018 July 27th, 03:30:12 UTCIt Spe
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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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