At Sea, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean


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October 14th 2007
Published: October 29th 2018
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Nothing much to report today - except that we met Jacqui for the first time sitting with Donald in The Captain's Bar. We were beginning to think she was a figment of our imagination! She had discovered (on the recommendation of another passenger) the best cure for sea sickness - Port and Brandy. Works every time!

As there is nothing much to report here is some information about the ship (for the anoraks) from the "Welcome Aboard" brochure.

2009 onward: Limassol, Cyprus Builder: Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard,Finland Cost: $ 25 million Yard number: 1213<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />Launched: 18 October 1974<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />Acquired: 30 June 1975<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />Identification: IMO 7359400 Status: In service Generalcharacteristics (as built)<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />Class and type: Belorussiya class cruiseferry Tonnage: 16,331 GRTDisplacement: 3,004 DWT Length: 156.27 m (512 ft 8 in) Beam: 22.05 m (72 ft 4 in) Draught: 5.90 m (19 ft 4 in) Depth: 16.31 m (53ft 6 in) Decks: 9 Ice class: ICE-C<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />Installed power: 2 × Wärtsilä-Pielstick 18PC2V diesels combined13240 kW Propulsion: Two propellers Speed: 21 kn (38.89 km/h) (service speed) Capacity: 1009 passengers<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />504 passenger berths<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />256 cars Crew: 216 General characteristics (as Salamis Filoxenia)<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />Type: Cruise ship Tonnage: 15,402 GT Displacement: 2,452 DWTDecks: 7 (passenger accessible)<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;" />Capacity: 506 passengers (795 maximum).

Jacqui made it for dinner! Tomorrow is our first port of call. Gibralta.

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