04 November 2010

Silja Serenade, 18 May 2009

Silja Serenade

IMO 8715259
Built 1990, Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 58 376 GT
Length 203,03 m
Width 31,93 m
Draugth 7,12 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 852 passengers
3 001 berths
410 cars
1 600 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Vasa diesels, combined 32 580 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 21 knots

Silja Serenade passing Kustaanmiekka on 18 May 2009. My main intention for that day was actually to photograph Phoenix Reisen's Alexander von Humboldt, but due to problems with the ship's then-owner Club Cruise she had in fact never arrived in Helsinki. As my secondary objective for the day was to check out the potential of a hill in Kustaanmiekka as photospot, I decided to go anyway. The photographs below (and similar ones of Viking Line's Gabriella that I will probably upload later on) were the result.

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Approaching the narrowest point of the strait. The yacht in the foreground was related to the filming of the second-season finale of Diili (Finnish version of The Apprentice).
Gliding out to the Bay of Finland to the visual enjoyment of the onlookers.

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