Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Club Med 2

Sailing cruise ship Club Med 2, IMO 9007491, port of Livorno
A real lady of the sea does not leave her berth without the assistance of at least one tug, leaving azimuth thrusters and other weird contraptions to cruise ships in a hurry.
Sailing cruise ship Club Med 2, IMO 9007491, port of Livorno
The “Club Med 2” has computer-operated sails and two electric motors, powered by four diesel generators. She was launched in 1992 at the Ateliers et chantiers du Havre, in Le Havre, France. Her sister ship, the “Club Med 1” was launched in 1989 and now sailing under the name of “Wind Surf
Sailing cruise ship Club Med 2, IMO 9007491, port of Livorno
The “Club Med 2” can carry up to 386 passengers with a crew of 214. She usually sails the waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea in the summertime, and the Caribbean in the winter.

External links: Club Med 2 - Azimuth thruster - Azipod (Wikipedia)
See also: Wind Surf
Search labels: cruise ship - tug

15 comments:

William Kendall said...

An impressive looking ship, VP!

Revrunner said...

Not quite the elegance of the sailing ships of old.

Taken For Granted said...

We spotted Wind Surf in the Caribbean Virgin Islands last year when we spent a few weeks sailing there. It is an amazing ship to see with its sails set,

Luis Gomez said...

This is great! I once sailed on that ship many years ago photographing some beauty queens. ;) Thanks for the memories VP.

Michelle said...

What a ship!

Jack said...

It is more appealing that the huge cruise ships.

Randy said...

I agree with William.

Dina said...

That's one cruise ship I wouldn't mind sailing on! With sails, cool!
(although "computer-operated" sails takes away some of the old romantic charm)

cieldequimper said...

Should I ever want to go on a cruise with 385 other people, which I very much doubt, I would choose her... Beautiful shots!

Tanya Breese said...

i wish i was on there!

José Mendonça said...

She's a beauty.

Gunn said...

She is a real beauty!
And your images of her are just superb!

Karl Demetz said...

Fantastic shot of these impressive ships!

Arianna said...

Superba!

Stefan Jansson said...

You sure know how to photograph the ships.