02 July 2014

Adventure of the Seas in Helsinki, 2 July 2014

Adventure of the Seas

IMO 9167227
Built 2001, Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku, Finland
Tonnage 137 276 GT
Length 311,12 m
Width 38,60 m
Draught 8,60 m
3 114 passengers (lower berths)
3 838 passengers (all berths)
6 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 42 000 kW
3 azipods
4 bow thrusters
Speed 22 knots

In an unusual turn of events, the weather in Helsinki was passable today and present in the harbour was a ship I had not photographed before, namely Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas.

Not much really to say about the ship itself. She was built in 2001 at Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku yeard as the third unit in the Voyager-class - at that time the largest passenger-carrying ships in the world. Today, of course, the Voyager-class has been surpassed in size several times over. The Adventure of the Seas seems to have enjoyed a rather uneventful career in service - thus far, at least.

The photographs below show the Adventure of the Seas departing from Helsinki West Harbour on the afternoon of 2. July 2014. Photographed from Vattuniemi. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

While I like the overall shape of the exterior, I'm really not sure about the livery. There are three different shades of blue present on the superstructure. Surely a more coordinated appearance would have been possible?
Two biggies: the Adventure of the Seas departs while the Silja Europa - the largest ferry on the Northern Baltic - arrives.
The shitloads of rain we've gotten recently did result in nicely photogenic puddles.
I'm really diggning the pine tree here...
...so much so that I decided to try a different view with it.

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