15 May 2014

Marco Polo in Helsinki, 14 May 2014

We interrupt the advertised programming to bring you these images of the Marco Polo from yesterday. I've decided to at least try to post images this summer in real time (or at the very least, post the most interesting images from each day quickly after the session).

Marco Polo

IMO 6417097
Name history: Alexandr Pushkin, Marco Polo
Built 1965, VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft Wismar, East Germany
Tonnage 22 080 GT
Length 176,28 m
Width 23,55 m
Draught 8,17 m
848 passengers (lower berths)
915 berths
2 Sulzer-Cegielski diesels, combined 15 447 kW
2 propellers
1 bow thruster
Speed 16,5 knots

 For a brief history of the Marco Polo, see the first entry on her.

The photographs below show the Marco Polo departing Helsinki West Harbour in the afternoon of 14 May 2014. Photographed from Kustaanmiekka. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

The lighting was not ideal yesterday, but the clouds were certainly impressive.
It did take some post-photography fiddling to get the clouds to display just right... but I think this turned out quite fine, don't you?
I admit these are quite similar views as on the previous entry on the ship. Well, at least the backgrounds are a bit different with the spring foliage.
Out and about.

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