Celebrity Constellation and Balmoral Cruise Ships, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on May 19, 2010

The Celebrity Constellation (IMO 9192399) cruise ship is on the left and the Balmoral (IMO 8506294) is on the right, both are berthed against the Admiralty Pier, which is behind the ships.

The pier running from right to left in front of the cruise ships, terminating in a lighthouse just before the Constellation's bow, is the Prince of Wales Pier (I don't know the name of the jetty in the foreground).

The photo was taken looking across the harbour from near the jetty opposite Mote's Bulwark (ie below the Canons Gate entrance to Dover Castle) on Wednesday, 21st of April, 2010.

Immediately afterwards, I cycled along the Seafront Esplanade (Marine Parade), turned left at the Clock Tower, and then went down the Prince of Wales pier to take individual photos of each ship:

1 Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

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The Celebrity Constellation is going into drydock in Hamburg, Germany, from April 24 until May 9, where it will be fitted with some of the most popular venues found on the line's Solstice Class ships.

GTS "Celebrity Constellation" is a Millennium class cruise ship of Celebrity Cruises. She is the co-flagship of the Celebrity fleet, along with Century-class ship Century. She was originally named Constellation, but renamed in May 2007. Her three sister ships are the Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit, and Celebrity Millennium.

2 Balmoral Cruise Ship and Syros Tanker, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines webpage: Carrying 1350 passengers the Balmoral is certainly the grandest ship of our fleet, yet still compact enough to offer our trademark intimate, homely atmosphere. The Balmoral offers 710 elegant comfortable cabins, world-class cuisine and diverse onboard activities (also see Balmoral Reviews).

History: The vessel was built by Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany in 1988, for service with Royal Cruise Line as the Crown Odyssey.

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John Latter on February 14, 2011

Also see the MS Balmoral Cruise Ship berthed at the Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour (which has links to all other Balmoral photos).

John Latter on February 18, 2013

When in range of AIS, the vessels current positions are shown at:

MS Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ship

MS Balmoral Cruise Ship

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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  • Uploaded on April 24, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/04/21 07:06:27
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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