Farewell Cornouailles, Havelet, Sveti Stefan

The Sveti Stefan of Montenegro Lines, originally Brittany Ferries’ Cornouailles of 1977, this afternoon arrived off Aliaga in Turkey prior to being scrapped. The ship had been ordered by Brittany…

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That Was The Year That Was – 2012

2012 was an exciting year of travel with a first, but most definitely not last, ferry-centric trip to Japan where a whole new world of ships and shipping culture was…

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Deckplans

The deckplans page has been updated: http://www.hhvferry.com/deckplans

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Things seen – October 2012

We start once again in Newhaven and a pair of remarkable films from the SNCF archive showcasing the Villandry and Valencay:Chateaux sur mer and Car Ferry des années 70 Newhaven…

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To Sendai on the Kitakami

. . . This mid-April journey begins in the port city of Tomakomai on Hokkaido, in the distant north of Japan; farther south the country had just been battered by…

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Blast from the past: Sealink’s Hengist & Horsa

29 April 2012 marks 40 years to the day since the launch of Sealink’s Hengist and Horsa, the purpose-built ferries delivered in the summer of 1972 by the naval shipyard…

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Boat Train to Elba

. . . The Freccia dell’Elba (the ‘Elba Arrow’) leaves the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella in Florence every morning at 0535. The departure point is a railway masterpiece that…

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Picture of the week: Nordlandia

The Nordlandia (ex-Olau Hollandia) at Helsinki, January 2008

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