Now onwards to the actual entry.
Built 1989, Brodogradiliste Split, Yugoslavia
Tonnage 35 154 GT
Length 169,40 m
Width 27,60 m
Draugth 6,40 m
2 480 passengers
2 166 berths
900 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Pielstick diesels, combined 23 760 kW
2 bow thrusters
Speed 21,5 knots
For the history of the Isabella, see the first entry on her.
The photographs below show the Isabella arriving in Turku on the evening of 9 August 2011. Photographed from a birdwatching tower in Ruissalo (well, it was more of a quay, really). I apologise for the fact that there are quite many images here... this was the first time ever I had a chance to photograph the Isabella in decent conditions with a proper camera.
Click on the individual images to see in larger size.
|Personally I have always been a big fan of the Isabella's exterior. The added red stripe along deck 6 that's missing from her sisters in particular improves her looks.|
|Do I really need to say anything about this photo?|
|By the looks of it I should have rotated this one counterclockwise a bit. Still, it's a nicely atmospheric pic.|
|Inbound to Turku harbour.|
|Doing a(n almost) 180 degree turn before reversing into quay.|
|Beginning to reverse into quay, with Silja Europa already berthed on the left.|
|Almost at the terminal.|