Monday, 14 November 2011

Contrasting Cruise Ships Dropping in on Kuşadası

Never having seen many cruise ships until I moved to Turkey, I am still amazed at the range of sizes, and styles of the visiting vessels.  The day I took this photo was no exception, ok, at the time there were only 3 ships moored up, unlike some days when there can be 7 or 8, however these 3 represented some of the diverse range of vessels.

 All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/197 sec - Landscape Mode - f/10 - ISO 100 - Focal Length 28mm.

The back vessel is the Celebrity Equinox - built in Germany - cost approximately 750 million US dollars - port of registry Malta - maiden voyage 31st July 2009 - gross tonnage 122.000 tones - length 1,033 feet - 19 decks - 2850 passengers - 1250 crew.

The middle vessel is the Cunard Queen Victoria - built in Italy - cost approximately 270 million pounds sterling - port of registry Bermuda - maiden voyage 11th December 2007 - gross tonnage 90,000 tones - length 964.5 feet - 16 decks - 2014 passengers - 900 crew.

The vessel in the foreground is the Wind Star -  built in France - cost 32 million dollars - port of registry The Bahamas - maiden voyage 1986 - gross tonnage 5,703 tonnes - length 440 feet - 4 decks - 148 passengers - 90 crew.

The Queen Victoria and the Celebrity Equinox make an impressive site dwarfing the cruise terminal building and the pilot boats.

 All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/256 sec - Landscape Mode - f/9 - ISO 100 - Focal Length 55mm.

Here you can see the Queen Victoria being escorted out of the harbour by one of the pilot boats.

All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/256 sec - Landscape Mode - f/8 - ISO 100 - Focal Length 92mm.

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