Built 2010, T. Mariotti, Italy
Tonnage 32 346 GT
Length 198,15 m
Width 25,60 m
Draught 6,40 m
4 Wärtsdilä diesels, combined 23 040 kW
2 bow thrusters
Service speed 19 knots
Maximum speed 25,5 knots
The Seabourn Sojourn seems to be a ship that's always in Helsinki. From myobservation of cruise ship movements in Helsinki, there are two kinds of cruise ships that follow very regular, rigid patterns: on one hand there are the mass-market mega cruise ships of lines like NCL or Celebrity Cruises, but on the other hand ultra-luxe ships of lines like Seabourn or Compagnie du Ponant seem to follow a similar pattern.
Also, the Seabourn Sojourn still strongly reminds me of the old Finnish-market cruise ship Sally Albatross (today sailing as Louis Cruises' Louis Cristal).
The photographs below show the Seabourn Sojourn sailing through the Kustaanmiekka strait after departing Helsinki on the afternoon of 25 July 2012. Click on the images to see them in larger size.
|Sailing towards the strait from Kruunuvuorenselkä, with the archipelago cruiser Doris trailing.|
|Chic ship, I have to admit. Although, looking at the lack of windows, I wonder where all the public rooms are...|
|Le dynamique. Okay, I admit that would better fit a Le Ponant ship. Which are more stylish anyway.|
|Nice reflecting sunlight on the funnel.|
|And a little foreground granite.|