MS Spirit of Adventure at Sunrise, Western Entrance, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on July 31, 2010

An early morning view of the MV Spirit of Adventure as it manouevres into position prior to berthing at CT1 (Cruise Terminal 1) on the Admiralty Pier of the Western Docks.

The bow of the Spirit of Adventure is pointing towards the open waters of the Straits of Dover and the English Channel through Dover Harbour's Western Entrance (bounded by the Admiralty Pier behind the ship and the out-of-shot Southern Breakwater further to the left).

This Dover Harbour photo was taken at 5.34 am on Wednesday, 23rd of June 2010, from the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

Other photos taken this day include:

MV Spirit of Adventure nearing Cruise Terminal 1

MV Spirit of Adventure berthed at Cruise Terminal 1

Click to see the official MV Spirit of Adventure webpage and Captain`s blog.

The Spirit of Adventure first entered Dover Harbour through the Eastern Entrance at 5.21 am at the end of a 14-night round-trip "Britain and Irelands Garden Coast" cruise which began on the 9th of June and called at St Peter Port (Guernsey, Channel Islands), Dartmouth (England), Tresco (Isles of Scilly), Dublin (Eire/Ireland), Holyhead (Anglesey, Wales), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Oban (Scotland), Portree (Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides of Scotland), Stornoway (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides of Scotland), Scrabster (Thurso Bay, Scotland), Kirkwall (capital of Orkney, Scotland), and Newcastle-upon-Tyne (England).

The Spirit of Adventure subsequently left Dover later in the day at 4.34 pm on a 7-night "Norway's Choral Symphony" cruise with the following itinerary: Bergen, Flåm (Flam), Gudvangen, Jondal, and Stavanger (all in Norway, of course!).

Ship's details (1):

Name: MV Spirit of Adventure (ex-Berlin, Princess Mahsuri, and Orange Melody)

Ship Type: Passenger/Cruise

Owner: Saga Cruises (from 2005)

Built by: HDW Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH

Year Built: 1980

Length: 139 m

Breadth: 16 m

Draught: 5.1 m

DeadWeight: 1796 t

Speed recorded (Max / Average): 16.8 / 15.3 knots

Flag: Malta (MT)

Call Sign: 9HA2295

IMO: 7904889

MMSI: 248277000

Saga Cruises also own the Saga Pearl II and Saga Ruby passenger ships.

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John Latter on March 16, 2013

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

MS Spirit of Adventure Cruise Ship (Now on long term charter to FTI Cruises and called FTI Berlin)

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 July 3, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/06/23 05:34:49
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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