Cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’ under the Fall Sun in the Port of Piraeus
Built in 2007 at Fincantieri Marghera – 1,850 Berths Cruiseship
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Queen Victoria. Call Sign ZCEF3, IMO Number 9320556. Built at Fincantieri Marghera, Bermuda Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 294.00 m. (964.5 ft), Length Between Perpendiculars of 265.25 m., Draught of 7.90 m., Beam of 32.30 m. (106 ft), Gross Tonnage of 90,049, Moulded Depth of 10.80 m. Fincantieri Vista Class.
VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Cunard Line Ltd, Southampton, United Kingdom, Cunard Line Ltd is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc.
PASSENGER CAPACITY: Total number of Passengers 2,061, 1,007 Passenger Cabins, 1,850 Passenger Berths, 12 Passenger Decks, 992 Crew.
MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – Sulzer 16ZAV40S – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 400mm x 560mm bore/stroke 48,000mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz, 2 x Diesel Gen – Sulzer 12ZAV40S – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 400mm x 560mm bore/stroke 18,000mkW total at 514rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.
PROPULSION: 2 x Azimuth, Pod (Aft) (electric), ABB Azipod™ VO2100 at 35,200ekW total AC. 2 Propellors, 3 Bow Thruster(s).
“Known for her elegance and graceful splendour” according to Cunard, MS ‘Queen Victoria’ underwent a $40 million retrofit in June 2017 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily. Her newbuilding contract cost £270 mil (appr. $500 mil at then FX rates). The vessel is the smaller among Cunard’s three cruiseships, MS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ with 2,100 berths and MS ‘Queen Mary 2’ with 2,620 berths. Images of the cruiseship MS ‘Queen Mary 2’ departing the Port of New York have been posted twice before on our blog:
MV ‘Queen Mary 2’, September 17, 2014, and
MV ‘Queen Mary 2’ (Part II), June 19, 2015.
Deck plans of the vessel from Cunard’s website:
And images from her stay in the Port of Piraeus in middle October 2017:
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Great pics Basil!!
I wonder why Cunard registers under the Bermuda flag and not the U.K. Flag? Cheaper I’m sure. But in what ways? Would the government want to cut labor costs?
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