Friday, June 24, 2016

Arrived in to the Rio Tinto jetty at 07:45 this morning, Balmoral. The 217 mtr cruise ship belonging to Fred Olsen cruise lines is no stranger to Holyhead having visited many years ago as the Crown Odyssey. The vessel has been named Crown Odyssey twice and also named Norwegian Crown twice, Then on handover in 2007 to her current owners she was then lengthened by 30 metres and is their largest vessel.

Fred Olsen's Balmoral rounding the breakwater light.

Balmoral performing a turn off the Rio Tinto jetty.

Final manouevring to come astern to the jetty.

Balmoral seen here as built, a 30 mtr shorter Crown Odyssey departing Holyhead in 1996. Picture by A Herbert.

A view from the bridge, Crown Odyssey anchored off the breakwater light 1996. Picture by A Herbert.

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