Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Seven Seas Mariner

Canaviglia bastion, Seven Seas Mariner, IMO 9210139, port of LivornoThe stern of the “Seven Seas Mariner” near the “Canaviglia” bastion of the “Fortezza Vecchia” (Old Fortress). The 216-meter ship was launched for Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2001, at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France.Seven Seas Mariner, IMO 9210139, port of LivornoShe was the first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship and was “Ship of the Year” in 2002. The staff to guest ratio on board is 1 to 1.6. In 2009 she made the news for the dramatic rescue of an around-the-world-sailor from a crippled sailing yacht west of New Zealand.

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See also: Canaviglia - Fortezza Vecchia
External links: Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Chantiers de l'Atlantique (Wikipedia)
Round the world yachtie rescued off NZ (Television New Zealand Limited)

16 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

VP, that is a huge ship. I've never been attracted to large cruise ships, but always been attracted to the sea. That is a hard itch to scratch for someone who lives more than 1000 miles from any sea. Fine photos, as usual.

Michelle said...

I think I could use a trip on this ship, right about now.

Luis Gomez said...

It always amazes me how big these cruise ships are.

Randy said...

I wonder what the crane is for, a window washer maybe?

James Wei said...

This cruise is surely gigantic. I wonder how such a big ship could manage to float in ocean? This is something I had yet seen before in my life.

Gunn said...

I love the second image. It is beautiful!
I have started saving..... would love to have a trip on a floating hotel, at least once in my lifetime.
Somewhere nice and warm, and interesting stops.
I am dreaming already:)

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, that is a big one.

Birdman said...

What do you get 3-4 cruise ships in there a week? That must bring in some $$$$$$$ to the city.

VP said...

Birdman - Make it 3-4 a day... We are so smart that most of that money goes to those dumb Pisans and Florentines!

joo said...

She is a beauty!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Grandes barquitos que llegan a puerto.


Saludos y un abrazo.

Dina said...

Suddenly your fortress looks small.
I went to your link to watch the video of the rescue. A brave cruise ship captain.

cieldequimper said...

You need to stop the trains and buses to Pisa and Florence...

Traveling Hawk said...

I'll always choose the fortress against the giant!

Rob Mandy said...

Oh she's pretty! Not too small, not too big, just fine.

JM said...

A floating building taller than the real concrete one!