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Farewell Mette Mols, Balkanija, Istra

A few weeks ago, Jadrolinija’s Istra was sold for scrapping in Turkey. As the Mette Mols, Mols Linien’s very first ship, she was the lead vessel of what became a…

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From the scrapyard: Oujda

The pair of stretched ‘Super Vikings’, Oujda (ex-Viking Venturer/ Pride of Hampshire) and Mogador (ex-Viking Valiant/Pride of Le Havre/Cherbourg) were sold for scrap earlier in the year and Unique Marine…

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Naples to Milan, via Palermo. Part 1: SNAV Sardegna

Over the Easter weekend I found myself in Naples – with a need to get to Milan a couple of days later. By train this is a journey of a…

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Pictorial interlude: Reflections

Pearl of Scandinavia Sardinia Regina Sophocles Venizelos Stena Scandinavica & Color Magic Corsica Marina Seconda Grand Princess Apollon Cristal (courtesy Ann Haynes) Pride of Hull Stena Navigator Superfast VI Corse…

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Superfast V: the end

On Friday 12 February, the Superfast V arrived in Patras from Ancona after her last crossing on the route she has served primarily since being delivered in 2001. Later that…

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Deckplans

More new deckplans than you can shake a stick at (errrr OK a Marsk Stig at) – Main Site Deckplans. Thanks to all contributors, particularly those who sent me stuff…

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That Was The Year That Was – 2009

For the devotee of classic ferries, particularly classic British ferries, it has to be said 2009 has been a sad time with the scrappers claiming amongst others the Georgios Express…

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Brittany Ferries & the Superfast V

It was confirmed today that Brittany Ferries have acquired the Superfast V from Attica – for what purpose remains to be seen but the speculation is that the ship will…

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The ‘new’ Stena Navigator

. . . All 2009 & Stena Navigator images courtesy & © Scott Mackey Less than twelve months ago the newly refurbished Stena Caledonia re-entered service on Stena Line’s Stranraer-Belfast…

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