20 May 2014

Crystal Serenity in Helsinki, 3 August 2013

Crystal Serenity

IMO 9243667
Built 2003, Chantiers de l'Atlantique St. Nazaire, France
Tonnage 68 870 GT
Length 250,00 m
Width 32,20 m
Draught 7,60 m
1 100 passengers (lower berths)
1 257 passengers (all berths)
6 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 52 197 kW
2 azipods
2 bow thrusters
Speed 22 knots

Another not-previously-featured ship gets an entry. That's two in a row! Not too much to say about the history of the Crystal Serenity. She is the newest ship of the Japanese-owned luxury line Crystal Cruises, built in 2003 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique. The exterior design of Crystal Cruises' ships hasn't been particularly attractive, but the Crystal Serenity is particularly bad in my opinion, with the unattractive angular forward superstructure.

Anyway, the photographs below show the Crystal Serenity departing Helsinki West Harbour on the afternoon of 3 August 2013. Photographed from Sisä-Hattu. click on the images to see them in larger size.

FOREGROUND CRAP OVERLOAD! Still looks rather good though.
Really don't like the design of the ship. Still, the composition is nice.
The lichen on the rock really does look rather fancy.
The aft part of the superstructure does actually look quite good.

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