29 May 2015

Silja Symphony in Helsinki, 20 May 2015

Silja Symphony

IMO 8803769
Built 1991, Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 58 377 GT
Length 203,03 m
Width 31,93 m
Draught 7,12 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 852 passengers
3 001 berths
410 cars
1 600 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Vasa diesels, combined 32 580 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 21 knots

The Silja Symphony is obviously familiar to readers, as she has been featured here often - actually more often than any other Silja Line ship. I have posted images of her in the new livery applied last autumn before, but these are the first photos showing her in the new livery in more normal lighting, showing her new livery to the best effect.

So, these are from the very conventional vantage point of Kustaanmiekka, showing the ship passing through the Kustaanmiekka strait. As per the usual, click on the images to see them in larger size.

The light was really surprisingly harsh, but with a little post-photography fiddling these turned out alright.
I wasn't the only one drawn out on this day, even though it was actually rather cold in Suomenlinna.
Traditional "on to the open sea" pic.
Next time: Since we're in the heat of the summer cruise season, I shan't make any precise promises. Photos of the Mariella in her new livery from the same day as these await editing on the computer, and both the Serenissima and the first visit of the Ocean Dream in Helsinki are in the pipeline for near-future photoshoots.

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