Built 2008, Aker Yards Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Tonnage 93 330 GT
Length 293,80 m
Width 32,20 m
Draugth 7,70 m
3 013 passengers
5 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 58 000 kW
3 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 22 knots
Ships of MSC Cruises are starting to become a rarity in Helsinki as the company have decided to stop calling in the city completely due to the high harbour fees levied. Tallinn across the Bay of Finland on the other hand remains a popular destination for the line and fortunately enough I happened to be in that city on 16 May when the MSC Poesia called there. The Poesia and I are of course old friends as I travelled on a year ago on a cruise to Norway, Faroe Islands and Iceland (my travel report from that trip can be read at Maritime Matters here, while this previous entry has images of her in Tórshavn, Akureyri and Ísafjörður. I should try to remember to look through the interior photos of her I have and put them up in here as well).
So yes, the MSC Poesia departing from Tallinn's cruise quay on the afternoon of 16 May 2012, photographed from Linnahall. Click on the images to see in larger size.
|Most of the ferries visiting Tallinn sail into the harbour a bit too far away from Linnahall to yield good photographs (at least with my equipment), but the Poesia did a nice turn in perfect range for photography.|
|Another upright photo! I couldn't resist the tree in full bloom in the foreground. ;)|