Previous names: Cunard Countess, Awani Dream II, Olympic Countess, Olympia Countess, Ocean Countess, Lili Marleen, Ruby
Built 1976, Burmeister & Wain Copenhagen, Denmark (hull), Navali Mechaniche Affini La Spezia, Italy (outfitting)
Tonnage 17 593 GT
Length 163,56 m
Width 22,80 m
Draugth 6,40 m
4 B&W diesels, combined 15 447 kW
1 bow thruster
Speed 21,5 knots
The Ocean Countess and her sister Mano Cruises' Golden Iris (ex-Cunard Conquest, Cunard Princess, Rhapsody) belong to the category "ships I like because I think they look great even though I have no idea what it's like to travel on them". Maybe I should go onboard one day and try one of them out.
Ocean Countess departing the decidedly un-sunny summer Helsinki on 11 July 2011, photographed passing through the Kustaanmiekka strait. Click on the image(s) to see them in larger size.
|It was a dark and story day and the autofocus of my camera wasn't working... Well, actually it wasn't stormy, just overcast. But the autofocus really wasn't working.|
|They knew how to design ship's exteriors in the 1970s.|
|The Ocean Countess' fairly high smoke-generation and the direction of the wind conspired against me when it came to taking good photos from her from this direction.|