December 6, 2013


MS Albatros is a cruise ship, operated by the Germany-based travel agency Phoenix Reisen. She was built in 1973 by Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland for Royal Viking Line as Royal Viking Sea, and has also sailed under the names Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, and Crown.
Read more at Wikipedia | Sister Ships: Bouddica, Black Watch
ALBATROS by Dutch shipspotter
ALBATROS, a photo by Dutch shipspotter on Flickr.

ALBATROS by Dutch shipspotter
ALBATROS, a photo by Dutch shipspotter on Flickr.

Allure of the Seas

MS Allure of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. Together with her sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, she holds the record for the largest passenger ship ever constructed, although Allure is 50 millimetres (2.0 in) longer than Oasis, making her technically the largest despite the fact that both ships have identical superstructures. Designed under the name "Project Genesis", she was ordered from Aker Finnyards in February... Read more at Wikipedia | Sister Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Allure of the Seas!! by mandyliicious
Allure of the Seas!!, a photo by mandyliicious on Flickr.


MS Amadea is a cruise ship owned by Amadea Shipping Company and operated under charter by the Germany-based Phoenix Reisen. She was originally built in 1991 by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan as MS Asuka for Nippon Yusen Kaisha. In 2006 she was sold to her current owners and entered service with Phoenix Reisen.
Read more at Wikipedia
Amadea Tyne 250809 by silvermop
Amadea Tyne 250809, a photo by silvermop on Flickr.

Amadea by dwheel123
Amadea, a photo by dwheel123 on Flickr.
Amadea by Bingley Hall
Amadea, a photo by Bingley Hall on Flickr.
Amadea by SidPix
Amadea, a photo by SidPix on Flickr.

December 2, 2013


MS Amsterdam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the northern Holland city of Amsterdam. She is the line's Pacific flagship and is a sister ship to MS Rotterdam. She is the co-flagship of Holland America Line along with Rotterdam. As with Rotterdam, Amsterdam features a multi-million dollar art collection. This includes a three story tall fully functional Astrolabe in the main atrium which took over 15 years to design... Read more at Wikipedia | Sister Ship: Rotterdam

November 30, 2013


Exclusively for adults, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance to P&O Cruises. Arcadia’s signature features such as her exterior glass-fronted lifts and expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3,000 works of art, create a sophisticated air. Foodies will be in their element on this ship, for our Arcadia cruise ship features Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill restaurant and Atul Kochhar's East restaurant... Read more at the Official Site
Arcadia  by PhillMono
Arcadia , a photo by PhillMono on Flickr.

Arcadia-Leaving Southampton by trevdry2
Arcadia-Leaving Southampton, a photo by trevdry2 on Flickr.


MV Artania (previously Royal Princess and Artemis), is a cruise ship of the Phoenix Reisen fleet. The ship was built by Wärtsilä at the Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland. Royal Princess was named by Diana, Princess of Wales at a ceremony in Southampton, United Kingdom on 15 November 1984. The ceremony was attended by members of the public, employees of the P&O Princess Group and local and international dignitaries including Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland... Read more at Wikipedia


MS Astor is a cruise ship owned by the Germany-based Premicon, under charter to the Germany-based Transocean Tours. She was built in 1987 under the name Astor by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel in West Germany for the Mauritius-based Marlan Corporation, although originally ordered by the South African Safmarine as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship for the Southampton-Cape Town service. In 1988 the ship was sold to the Soviet Union-based Black Sea Shipping Company and renamed Fedor Dostoevskiy...
Read more at Wikipedia | Sister Ship: Quest for Adventure
ASTOR by Dutch shipspotter
ASTOR, a photo by Dutch shipspotter on Flickr.

Cruise ship 'Astor' in Falmouth by dea.1
Cruise ship 'Astor' in Falmouth, a photo by dea.1 on Flickr.
Astor In Belfast August 2010 9 by alan06
Astor In Belfast August 2010 9, a photo by alan06 on Flickr.

Asuka II

MS Asuka II is a cruise ship owned and operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. It was originally built by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, as Crystal Harmony for Crystal Cruises. In 2006, Crystal Harmony was transferred from the fleet of Crystal Cruises to that of Crystal's parent company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and entered service under her current name. As of February 2009, it was the largest cruise ship in Japan. Read more at Wikipedia
cruise ship Asuka Ⅱ 01 by hamapenguin
cruise ship Asuka Ⅱ 01, a photo by hamapenguin on Flickr.

Asuka II by Tom Børslid
Asuka II, a photo by Tom Børslid on Flickr.
Asuka II by Tom Børslid
Asuka II, a photo by Tom Børslid on Flickr.

November 29, 2013

Azamara Journey

The ship was built in 2000 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, the sixth ship of the comprehensive eight ships "R-Class" for Renaissance Cruises shipping company and was named R Six. The ship was sold in early 2001 to the Cruise Company Invest. Due to illiquidity turned Renaissance Cruises end of September 2001 the operation and the Six R was launched mid-2003. She was then chartered to the cruise line Pullmantur Cruises and use of this under the marketing name for... Read more at Wikipedia
Sister Ships: Columbus 2, Regatta, Nautica, Pacific Princess, Azamara Quest, Ocean Princess, Adonia
Azamara Journey en Pasaia by MACD 3
 en Pasaia, a photo by MACD 3 on Flickr.

Azamara Journey by James D McEwan
Azamara Journey, a photo by James D McEwan on Flickr.

Azamara Quest

Azamara Quest is an R-class cruise ship that entered service for Azamara Cruises on October 24, 2007. She was built in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises as R Seven. Following the collapse of Renaissance Cruises in 2001 she was laid up for two years, until chartered to the Germany-based Delphin Seereisen as Delphin Renaissance. In 2006 she was sold to the Spain-based Pullmantur Cruises and renamed Blue Moon. She sailed for Pullmantur until 2007 when she was transferred to Azamara Cruises. Read more at Wikipedia
Sister Ships: Columbus 2, Regatta, Nautica, Pacific Princess, Azamara Journey, Ocean Princess, Adonia
Azamara Quest by neiljennings51
Azamara Quest, a photo by neiljennings51 on Flickr.


Until 2012, the ship was operated by Classic International Cruises, as the Athena. In 2013, it was transferred to Portuscale Cruises and renamed Azores. She was built in 1948, as the Stockholm by Götaverken in Gothenburg for the Swedish America Line (SAL). Since her career with SAL she has sailed under the names Völkerfreundschaft, Volker, Fridtjof Nansen, Italia I, Italia Prima, Valtur Prima and Caribe, before beginning service as the Athena. As Stockholm she was best known for... Read more at Wikipedia
Athena Cruise Ship - 5 by n.klammer
Athena Cruise Ship - 5, a photo by n.klammer on Flickr.

Athena by Oslofjord
Athena, a photo by Oslofjord on Flickr.
Athena by Trondheim Havn
Athena, a photo by Trondheim Havn on Flickr.
Athena by Andre Moura2010
Athena, a photo by Andre Moura2010 on Flickr.

November 2, 2013


Unsere sechste Kussmundschönheit AIDAluna nimmt Sie mit auf himmlische Fahrt. Erleben Sie an Bord den unverwechselbaren Charme unserer Mondgöttin und tauchen Sie ein in die wunderbare Welt von AIDA. AIDAluna heißt einfach nur wohlfühlen: Und wo kann man dies besser als im einzigartigen indischen Spa-Bereich oder auf kulinarische Weise im exotischen Sushi-Restaurant an Bord unser AIDA Flotte. Und am Abend warten unsere fantastischen Showensembles und tollen Choreografien im gläsernen...
Read more at the Official Site | Sister Ships: AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAblu, AIDAsol, AIDAmar, AIDAstella
AIDAluna by plstt
AIDAluna, a photo by plstt on Flickr.

AidaLuna in Montreal by pegase1972
AidaLuna in Montreal, a photo by pegase1972 on Flickr.
AIDAluna by frankfp47
AIDAluna, a photo by frankfp47 on Flickr.