MV Braemar Cruise Ship, Admiralty Pier CT1, Western Docks, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on May 19, 2010

The MV Braemar berthed at CT1 (Cruise Terminal 1) on the Admiralty Pier of Dover Harbour's Western Docks, pointing in the direction of the Western Entrance and English Channel beyond.

The photo was taken just after daybreak on Tuesday, 11th of May, 2010, from a point between the Porthole Shelters (to the right) and the Lighthouse (to the left) on the Prince of Wales Pier (western side).

The Braemar arrived from Hamburg, Germany, and left Dover at 4.33 pm. She has since called at Florø and Bergen in Norway and will return to Dover on the 20th of May (when I hope to get some more photos) to begin a 9-night "Around the UK" cruise calling at: Dartmouth, Isles of Scilly, Dublin (Eire), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Stornoway (Isle of Lewis, Scotland), Kirkwall (Scotland), Invergordon (Scotland), and then back to Dover.

During her recent major refit and lengthening in 2008, Braemar added over eighty passenger cabins and suites with balconies, bringing the standard occupancy up to 929. Voted 'The Best Refurbished Ship' in Cruise Critic's 'Editor's Pick Awards' 2009, she is also the second Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ship to feature a pub, which, on occasion, offers entertainment in the form of a late night comedian or jazz. (1)

Ship's details (1) (2):

Cabins: 484

Passenger: 929 Standard Occupancy

Crew: 371

Refitted: 2008

Fully Stablised: Yes

Tonnage: 24,344 grt

Length: 195.92 m

Beam (width): 22.5 m

Speed: 17.0 knots

IMO: 9000699

Callsign: C6SY7

Flag: Bahamas [BS]

The vessel was constructed in 1993 for Crown Cruise Line, operating under the name Crown Dynasty. Between 1993 and 1997, the vessel was also charted by Cunard Line, who named the ship Cunard Crown Dynasty.

In 1997, the vessel was transferred to Majesty Cruise Line, who renamed her Crown Majesty. This only lasted until the end of 1997, when the vessel was transferred again; this time to Norwegian Cruise Line, who renamed the vessel Norwegian Dynasty.

The vessel returned to her original fleet and name in 1999, but was sold to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2001, where the vessel currently operates under the name Braemar. (3)

Another Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ship, the Balmoral, was berthed at CT1 on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010.

(1) Fred Olsen Braemar information page

(2) Marine Traffic Braemar information page

(3) Wikipedia entry for Braemar

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John Latter on June 10, 2010

Also see the MV Braemar Cruise Ship and DHB Dauntless Tug photo (one of favourites!), taken on Saturday, 29th of May, near the Western Entrance.

John Latter on July 16, 2010

Click to see the the MV Braemar Cruise Ship and Admiralty Pier Light photo.

It was taken at 4.48 pm on Thursday, 1st of July, 2010, and is the first Cruise Ship photo I've taken from the Admiralty Pier.

John Latter on December 5, 2012

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

MS Braemar Cruise Ship (MMSI 311541000)

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.

John Latter on December 5, 2012

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

MS Braemar Cruise Ship (MMSI 311541000)

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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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 19, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/05/11 07:37:46
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 38.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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