Anyway, since the new ship will at least be related to the Megastar, I thought we'd look at her again.
Built 2017, Meyer Turku, Finland
Tonnage 49 200 GT
Length 212,20 metres
Width 30,60 metres
Draught 7,10 metres
2 824 passengers
186 cabin berths
800 cars (if no freight units carried) or
320 cars and 110 freight units
3 653 lane metres
5 Wärtsilä LNG/diesel hybrid engines, combined 45 600 kW
2 bow thrusters
2 stern thrusters
Service speed 27 knots
Ice class 1A
For interior views of the Megastar, see here.
The photos below show the Megastar arriving at Tallinn (first three) and on the Gulf of Finland approaching Helsinki (the last three) on 5 March 2017, all taken from onboard the Silja Europa. As per the normal procedure, click on the images to see them in larger size.
|No idea what the little cargo ship there was, but it made for a nice background.|
|I'm still not 100% sure about the relatively extensive use of the colour red in the Megastar – it's a very Viking Line-y shade.|
|The Megastar and Tallink's Helsinki-Tallinn cargo ferry Sea Wind. Since this photo was taken, the Sea Wind's harbour in Estonia has been moved to Muuga, Tallinn's outer cargo harbour, so you can't take a photo like this anymore.|
|Later, that same day, the Megastar passed us en-route to Helsinki.|
|Passing the Helsingin kasuuni (Helsinki Caisson) lighthouse.|