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A voyage on the Express Olympia (ex-Viking 4, Earl Granville) in 2003

Back in 2003 the ferry routes from Piraeus to the islands of the Aegean remained largely in the hands of second hand tonnage from northern Europe and Japan. Car carrying…

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2018 in images. Part 2 – Southern Europe

The second part of the 2018 photo review, this time favourite images taken in Southern Europe during the year.

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Twilight of the Hengist

Panagia Tinou (most recently Agios Georgios, originally the Hengist of 1972). Half sunk in Piraeus harbour, July 2016.

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Things seen – October 2011

The Villandry is captured on Youtube in the 1960s in these timeless home movie reels – she is seen at Newhaven here and here and at Dieppe here. The ship…

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Piraeus – signs of the times

Piraeus, the city whose vast harbour serves as the port of Athens is, arguably, the greatest port in the world. To the enthusiast, the vast array of passenger ships of…

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Greece in November: the abandoned ships of Piraeus

A trip to the Greek islands hadn’t been part of the plan for 2010 – with interesting and untested ships to sail on across the rest of Southern Europe together…

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Things Seen – April 2010

During the 1960s DFDS commissioned three remarkable little ro-ro ships specifically to handle the bacon trade from Denmark into the English port of Grimsby. The Somerset, Stafford and Surrey carried…

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Blast from the past: British Ferries’ Orient Express

The arrival yesterday off Piraeus of the Arberia (ex-Wasa Queen), newly acquired by Halkydon Shipping (see pictures from shipfriends here and here), marked a belated return to very familiar waters…

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