Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MS Queen Elizabeth

Porto Baratti, Alessandro Neri. Francesca Neri, Alfredo Neri, Porto Baratti tugboats, Livorno
With a choppy sea four tugboats are waiting at the entrance of the port of Livorno.
Porto Baratti, Alessandro Neri tugboats, Livorno
Even inside the breakwater the heavy boats are dancing a bit.
Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, IMO 9477438, Livorno
Then the 294-meter “Queen Elizabeth” arrives and the tugboats ease her into port. The Cunard's cruise ship was launched in January 2010 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. In a ceremony held later the same year in Southampton, the ship was christened by Her Majesty the Queen.

External links: MS Queen Elizabeth (Wikipedia)
Search labels: cruise ship - tug

10 comments:

Randy said...

What a beautiful ship.

Michelle said...

I do like that first photo of the boats all in a row.

Dina said...

What an exciting sequence with a happy end. From your pictures we can almost feel the tugboats "dancing."
There is something so endearing about tugboats.

Babzy said...

impressive ! :)

Luis Gomez said...

Great images! Love them VP.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is magnificent. It is inspiring to see from ashore. For a cruise, I would prefer a ship with a few thousand fewer people.

Halcyon said...

Must have been quite the project to build a ship like that!

Gunn said...

Love your posting today.
Including the tug-boats:)

Karl Demetz said...

Great images VP, interesting water scenes. I especially love the 3rd photo, probalby because there are beautifl clouds and a beautiful contrast between the "Queen Elizabeth" and the small tugboats.

JM said...

I love that top composition!