Sailing on the Daleela from Limassol to Piraeus

In October 2001 Salamis Lines’ Salamis Star made her final ferry crossing between Piraeus in Greece and Limassol in Cyprus, bringing an end to almost a quarter century of car…

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Thoughts on the loss of the Euroferry Olympia

Early in the morning of Friday 18th February, about ten miles north of Corfu and 25 miles west of Albania, a fire broke out on the vehicle deck of Grimaldi…

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2021 in images. Part 2 – Southern Europe

The second part of the 2021 photo review, this time favourite pictures taken in Southern Europe during the year. Click on the images for larger versions or to access the…

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2021 in images. Part 1 – GB & Ireland

A selection of favourite images from 2021, starting with ships operating around the UK, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and northern France. Click the image for larger versions/the gallery.

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Mega Express Four

In early February 2021 it was confirmed that Irish Ferries were chartering the Mega Express Four from Corsica/Sardinia Ferries for a two month period to provide refit cover on their…

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Vronskiy Beat (or: Farewell Prinses Beatrix, Duc de Normandie, Wisteria etc)

This afternoon the Damla (ex-Vronskiy, Wisteria, Duc de Normandie, Prinses Beatrix) arrived on the beach at Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping. The ship, which most recently was in service between Spain…

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2014 in images

Continuing to catch-up the missing years in review, here are photographs taken in 2014. Trips this year included Spain, Japan and Greece including a final sailing, from Piraeus to Milos,…

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2013 in images

2020 was a difficult year and opportunities for travel have been very limited; only 23 ships were travelled on and just six nights were spent at sea – both the…

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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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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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