02 June 2014

Silja Serenade in Helsinki, 22 May 2014

Silja Serenade

IMO 8715259
Built 1990, Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 58 376 GT
Length 203,03 m
Width 31,93 m
Draught 7,12 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 852 passengers
3 001 berths
410 cars
1 600 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Vasa diesels, combined 32 580 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 21 knots

I realised the Silja Serenade's new livery has never been featured in this blog. Since the ship has been sailing with the new colours for several months now, it's high time this is rectified. The new livery looks... well, better than I thought it would, when I saw the new logo for the first time. Still, even for the fear of coming off as terribly conservative, I have to say the old look was more attractive. A modernisation of the old Silja logo was perhaps a good idea, but the changes made were not for the better. (The same also applies to the new Tallink logo).

Anyway, the photos below show the Silja Serenade on Kruunuvuorenselkä shortly after departing Helsinki South Harbour on the afternoon of 22 May 2014. Photographed from Lonna. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

The light unfortunately comes from a bit of a wrong direction at this time of the afternoon for ideal lighting.
On the other hand, the light on this view is absolutely perfect. For afternoon arrivals, Lonna would be a near-ideal place - if there were any, that is.

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