27 April 2012

Viking Cinderella in the Stockholm Archipelago, 26 February 2012

Viking Cinderella

IMO 8719188
Former name: Cinderella
Built 1989, Wärtsilä Marine Turku, Finland
Tonnage 46 398 GT
Length 191,00 m
Width 29,00 m
Draught 6,74 m
2560 passengers
2500 berths
480 cars or 60 trucks (in cruise service parking space for 100 cars)
760 lanemeters
4 Sulzer diesels, combined 28 800 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 22 knots

...And some photos from my very productive trip to Stockholm with Bruce Peter, this time featuring the Viking Cinderella (history of the ship here) inbound to Stockholm from yet another 22-hour cruise to Mariehamn. These photos have been taken from Gåshaga, a suburb in the city of Lidingö. The place is accessible with a delightful tram line that is run on modernized trams originally dating from the 1940s (though these will be replaced by modern units starting next year). Lighting conditions were less than perfect however. It might be a good idea to redo the trip during the summer when daylight savings time is in effect and hence the lighting could be better.

As always, click on the images to see in larger size.

Stockholm archipelago and the Viking Cinderella.
Illustrating the twisting nature of the the shipping lane through the archipelago: the Viking Cinderella on the left and the following her on the right the Birka Paradise, on the exact same route inbound to Stockholm.
Viking Cinderella and Birka Paradise, again. My trusted Canon 350D 's battery had run out and I had forgotten to charge the spare, hence this photo was taken with Bruce's Panasonic DMC-LX2 pocket camera that he kindly loaned to me.

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