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Destination Gotland’s Visby (2003)

There has been much speculation recently about Destination Gotland’s fast ro-pax the Visby, with her owners announcing the ship will be chartered out from December for a six month period…

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Building the ‘D’ Class – Part Four

In this final part of the review of the construction of Norfolkline’s ‘D’ Class, we move upstairs inside the Maersk Dunkerque in mid-2005 as the interiors of the ship were…

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Up close: Seafrance Cezanne

Built 1980 as Ariadne for Rederi AB Nordo as a deep-sea ro-ro. Converted to passenger ferry in 1989/90 and renamed Fiesta for Sealink SNAT Calais-Dover services. Renamed Seafrance Cezanne 1996….

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Up close: Seafrance Renoir

Built 1981 as Côte d’Azur for Sealink SNCF Calais-Dover services. Renamed Seafrance Renoir 1996. Retired and laid up since April 2009. Photographed 25 October 2009, Dunkerque, France.

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Building the ‘D’ Class – Part Two

In the first part of our look at the construction of the Maersk ‘D’ class, we reviewed the three vessels at various stages as they grew from the bottom up…

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Building the ‘D’ Class – Part One

There have been some significant new ships for Cross-Channel operators in the past decade, most notably the Seafrance Rodin and Berlioz on the short sea and the Mont St Michel…

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Blast from the past: Ramsgate 1980/1981

The car ferry port of Ramsgate first saw operation in 1980 when a new company, Dunkerque-Ramsgate Ferries, backed by the founder of Olau Line Ole Lauritzen, operated the former CGT/SNCM…

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