08 March 2013

Baltic Princess in Turku, 15 February 2013

Baltic Princess

IMO 9354284
Built 2008, Aker Yards France / Aker Yards Helsinki, Finland
Tonnage 48 915 GT
Length 212,10 m
Width 29,00 m
Draugth 6,42 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 800 passengers
2 484 berths
600 cars
1 300 lanemetres
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 32 000 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 24,5 knots

The Baltic Princess, as most of you will probably know, recently swapped routes with the Silja Europa and hence the former now sails as a Silja Line ship between Turku and Stockholm. For the previous history of the Baltic Princess under the Tallink house flag, see this previous entry.

The photographs below show the Baltic Princess departing from Turku on the evening of 15 February 2013, photographed from Ruissalo. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

Photographing departures from Turku during the wintertime does have the problem that when the sky is cloudy (and at least this winter, it was pretty much always cloudy) the city lights up the sky and turns the ship into a dark silhouette.
Notice the new bolt-upright Silja Line logotype on the hull.
Now this is what a proper night-time photo should look like, lighting-wise.
Next time: Sea Wind

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