Jadrolinija’s Ivan Zajc

Repost of a voyage report originally posted here in 2009 but subsequently lost. In 2010 the Ivan Zajc was sold for service in Equatorial Guinea for service to the island…

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Up close: Banasa (ex-Mette Mols, to become Moby Kiss)

Built 1975 at Helsingor as Mette Mols for Mols Linien’s Ebeltoft-Odden route. Sold 1996 to Comarit and renamed Banasa for Tangier-Algeciras service. Re-engined and refitted in 2003/04. Laid up in…

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Beyond Sealink: A final sailing on the Horsa

In August 1970, the British Treasury approved the construction of a pair of new multi-purpose passenger car ferries for operation by British Rail from a new Folkestone car ferry terminal….

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Remembering the Egnatia III

Hellenic Mediterranean Lines were probably the most famous Greek ferry company, well-known initially for fairly exotic liner service and latterly for decades of transporting backpackers on Inter-rail tickets from Italy…

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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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