Archive for June 2010
The Sun Princess
Many thanks to Lolita from the Yarra Valley, which is about one hour’s drive to the east of Melbourne, Australia for submitting this picture for inclusion to the irregular challenges I set for the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board. The challenge that I had set them last month was to photograph “squares” and she has illustrated this theme with square portholes on The Sun Princess, a 77000 ton luxury cruise ship which was berthed at Melbourne’s Sun Pier.
The ship was registered in London and carries 1950 passengers and 900 crew, it is 856 long with a beam of 106 ft, and she cruises at 21 knots.
“Lols” and fellow Board member “Sherri” recently took a 12 day cruise with their husbands on this liner to the South Pacific Islands and she has provided us with a few more details about the ship:
The Sun Princess boasts 975 staterooms (almost half with private balconies), eight restaurants and cafes, seven lounges, four pools and five whirlpool spas.
US-based owner Princess Cruises originally planned to bring the liner to Australia for just five months, but strong demand prompted the decision to base the ship here permanently.
The Sun Princess became the biggest ship ever to pass under Sydney Harbour Bridge, squeezing through with just 2 metres to spare.
The picture was taken with a 7 Megapixel Panasonic Lumix TZ which has 10 X optical zoom.
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