As you know, I have been a regular contributor on Cruise Business Review since beginning of this year. However, the plan is that my association with CBR isn't solely limited to my writing to them; rather, the plan is that Kships will also occasionally include contributions from the good folk at CBR. If all goes to plan, within the next few weeks our collaboration will bring its first fruit for you, CBR editor Teijo Niemelä's look at Viking Cruises brand new Viking Sea.
But, before that, we shall go back to the old Baltic Sea haunts for a look at Silja Line's Galaxy:
Built 2006, Aker Finnyards Rauma, Finland
Tonnage 48 915 GT
Length 212,10 m
Width 29,00 m
Draught 6,40 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 800 passengers
2 138 berths
1 130 lanemeters
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 26 240 kW
2 bow thrusters
Speed 22 knots
For a brief history of the Galaxy, see here.
Like the Baltic Princess images from the previous post, these are perhaps not my best photos of this ship ever, but I think it's high time I posted shots of the ship with the current Silja Line hull markings. As you maybe already guessed, the photos below show the Galaxy departing Mariehamn on the afternoon of 30 October 2015, photographed from onboard the Viking Grace. Click on the images to see them in larger size.
|The continuing adventures of rush hour in Mariehamn: the Galaxy depart while Amorella arrives.|
|Showing the new Silja Line hull markings.|
|Some nice autumn foliage in the background, too.|