Now onwards to the photos.
Built 2008, Fincantieri Ancona, Italy
Tonnage 36 400 GT
Length 175,10 m
Width 27,60 m
Draugth 7,00 m
Ice class 1A
2 080 passengers
1 930 lanemeters
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 50 400 kW
2 bow thrusters
Speed 27,5 knots
I was looking through pictures I've taken this summer and came across images of the Superstar taken on 23 June (the day had a record number of cruise ship visitors for the year and I also wrote about it on MaritimeMatters). My initial reaction was "what, yet more images of Superstar? What was I thinking?", but actually there are just two entries before this with exterior images of the ship. These particular ones actually looked quite fine, so I thought, "why not?"
Superstar departing Helsinki West Harbour on 23 June 2011, photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Click on the individual images to view larger size.
|The day was nicely windy and sailboats were out en-masse, making attractive nautical decorations for photographs.|
|Pihlajasaari, sailboat and Superstar. The Superstar's unconventional livery makes for a particularly good candidate for photographs with sailboats.|
|Pihlajasaari and Superstar but minus the sailboats. The island makes for a rather fine backdrop in my opinion.|
|Outbound panoramica. When the ship isn't the prettiest around, showing plenty of the surroundings improves the photographs. :P|