MS Spirit of Adventure Cruise Ship near CT1, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on July 22, 2010

An early morning view of the MV Spirit of Adventure reversing towards CT1 (Cruise Terminal 1) of the Admiralty Pier, part of the Western Docks of Dover Harbour.

The photo was taken at 5.40 am on Wednesday, 23rd of June, 2010, from near the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

The DHB Dauntless tug belongs to Dover Harboard Board; on the skyline above the tug is Shakespeare Cliff, part of the White Cliffs of Dover.

Other photos taken this day include:

MV Spirit of Adventure at Sunrise, Western Entrance

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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(1) Marinetraffic entry for MV Spirit of Adventure

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John Latter on March 15, 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 5, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/06/23 05:40:21
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 33.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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