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Spirit of Britain

A copy free feature on the new P&O Ferries new super Cross Channel (Dover - Calais) Ferry & Cruise Ships on Dover Western Dock

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1. Dover Harbour Board.

2. Onboard model of the Spirit of Britain in The Bar area

The 49,000 GRT ship was built in Finland at a cost of £157 million; Designs

3. Video Clip - The Spirit of Britain arrives in the UK

P&O took ownership on 5th January she sailed from Rauma, Finland the same day & was accompanied by a pair of tugs into Dover 4 days later at 11.00 hours on 9th January 2011

4. The Bar

5. He's found a job he can do at last

6. Pride of Canterbury leaves Calais

7. Aft passenger deck

8. Forward Family Lounge

9. The Pride of Calais

At 500' long with a 90' beam she carries 550 cars

10. Hello sailor

11. West bound Channel Traffic

12. Arrival back at Dover Harbour ...

13. ... as the Cruiser 'Maasdam' leaves port by the East entrance

She's making a short cruise to Amsterdam, Holland

Holland America Line Cruises to Holland

14. Starboard side view of the Spirit of Britain

(August 2011) she's the largest cross channel ferry at 700' long with a 100' beam with a capacity to carry 1000 vehicles & 2000 passengers

15. Starboard Bow

16. Fast turn round she sets out again for the English Channel

P&O Ferries Spirit of Britian : Images & Deck Plans



17. Video Clip the Spirit of Britain

18. The Marina

19. Dover Admiralty Pier

20. The Oceania cruise ship 'Marina' port side view

At 66,000 tons she's a mid sized vessel designed in 2007 by Yaran Sorbratton & built at Fincantieri's Sestri Poinete Yards in Italy from 2009

21. Red lights show on the Western Entrance

A very brisk day with winds gusting at NNW force 7.6 recorded

22. 'Marina' port side full view

Her maiden voyage was on 22nd January 2011 she was officially named on 5th February 2011

23. 'Marina' Bow

Her cruise pictured to Scandinavia was scheduled to leave Dover at 18.00 hours on Monday 8th August 2011

24. 'Marina' close-up port bridge wing

25. 'Marina' portside outside cabins

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