24 October 2011

Jewel of the Seas, 3 August 2011

First off, I would like to apologise for the slow pace of updates recently. Initially I was busy with my studies, but the more recent break in updates was caused by the screen controller of my primary computer breaking down - the lack of a good computer can obviously slow down one's pace of working. The images here have been treated using my new secondary computer using a different set of programmes and if there are any problems or notable differences in quality compared to previous entries, I would very much appriciate you letting me know.

Now onwards to the point.

Jewel of the Seas

IMO 9228356
Built 2004, Meyer Werft Papenburg, Germany
Tonnage 90 090 GT
Length 293,20 m
Width 32,40 m
Draugth 8,50 m
2 110 passengers (double occupancy), 2 500 passengers (maximum)
2 GE/Fincantieri gas turbines, combined 39 000 kW
2 azipods
3 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 25 knots

Jewel of the Seas was the fourth and last ship in Royal Caribbean's swish-looking gas turbine -powered Radiance-class. She entered service in April 2004 and I really have nothing else to say about her. She's been sailing with RCI ever since and seems to have enjoyed a fairly uneventful career.

The photographs below show the Jewel of the Seas departing from Helsinki west harbour on the evening of 3 August 2011, photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Click on the individual images to see them in larger size.

Pulling away from the cruise quay at Hernesaari. For whatever reasons there were a number of kayakers out on that day - these three had a the debious honour of being featured in my photo.
Yeah, it's a bit of a boring photo. But it's a very good-looking ship.
Dynamic Jewel and Finnish granite, part 1.
The elements were really conspiring to give me a good shot here. That said, it's surprisingly difficult to take a good image when you're laying on your back on rocks.
The island, surprisingly enough, also has plants growing on it.

1 comment:

  1. Same thoughts about these photos than those about Costa Luminosa 3rd of August !