20 June 2011

Color Fantasy in Kiel, 23 May 2011

Color Fantasy

IMO 9278234
Built 2004, Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 74 500 GT
Length 223,70 m
Width 35,00 m
Draught 6,80 m
Ice class 1B
2 750 passengers
2 667 berths
750 cars
1 270 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 31 200 kW
2 propellers
3 bow thrusters
2 stern thrusters
Speed 22 knots

Color Fantasy was Color Line's first ever newbuilding. When delivered in 2004 she was also the world's largest ferry, surpassing the previous record holders (P&O Ferries' Pride of Rotterdam and Pride of Hull) by an impressive 16 000 GT. On delivery the Color Fantasy was placed on the Oslo-Kiel route, replacing the Prinsesse Ragnhild (which was moved to a new Bergen-Stavanger-Hirsthals service). The Color Fantasy lost her accolade of being the world's largest ferry in 2007 when her sister Color Magic was delivered.

The photographs below show the Color Fantasy in the Kiel Fjord, shortly after departure from the Norwegenkai terminal on 23 May 2011. Click on the images to view larger size.

Color Fantasy passing the famous HDW Kiel shipyard. The west side of the Kiel Fjord is far from an ideal photo spot around the time the Color Line ships depart and as you can see I had to heavily treat the first two images to get anything presentable out of them.
Side elevation of the futuristic Fantasy.
Towards the mouth of the fjord, in much nicer lighting.

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