01 August 2011

Superstar in Helsinki, 23 June 2011

Let's start off with a little announcement. I mentioned in the Kships' first anniversary entry that last month (July 2011) was looking to be a record breaker in terms of page views. That indeed it was, with 4 633 page views during the month, beating the previous record by over a thousand views. Many thanks to everyone who have visited (and hopefully enjoyed) this site.

Now onwards to the photos.


IMO 9365398
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
520 berths
665 cars
1 930 lanemeters
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 50 400 kW
2 propellers
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

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