Tuesday, 29 July 2008


Catching some early evening sun as she makes her way down the Clyde past Inverkip today, Hapag-Lloyd's c. COLUMBUS is the second of the comany's cruise ships to have visited the Clyde this year. Smaller than her fleetmate EUROPA, which was anchored off Ayr a month ago, c. COLUMBUS was built by MTW Schiffswerft at Wismar, being completed in June 1997. Just 114.13 metres long, she is 14,903 gross tons, and has accommodation for up to 423 passengers. Her dimensions allow her to sail through the locks in the Great Lakes area of the USA and Canada, including the St Lawrence Seaway and the Welland Canal. c. COLUMBUS is currently on a cruise that started from, and will finish at, Cuxhaven, sailing around the British Isles. Her arrival this morning was from Stornoway, and her next port is Dublin.


Anonymous said...

lovely, missed her both am and pm ;-( !!