I was not able to photograph her sailing either, as I was out gallivanting. She is scheduled here again on the 25th, so hopefully I will be able to get more images then. The Opera is one of the Lyrica class ships, and as far as I recall they were loosely based on the Grand Mistral that was in Southampton this past week. Until I can get better images though this is all I can say about Opera.
And, as promised MSC Opera arrived just before 07H30 on 25 May. The last of 5 ships scheduled for the day. She also arrived as the weather turned, so the one set of pics are in cloud, the other in partial sunlight.
The major difference that gives her a bit of an edge is that she has been built up above the bridge and around the stern, and has a not too awful funnel. She is not quite as square as I expected.
And then the sun made a token appearance. brightening up the stern view of the ship as she headed towards Berth 106.
Although when it comes to slab sided sterns I think Crown Princess will win hands down.
And with her alongside it completed the lineup of ships for the day. In the Western Docks we have Crown Princess, MSC Opera and Celebrity Eclipse.
And at QEII we have Queen Mary 2, with Ventura up at the Ocean Terminal. Now if only the weather would clear up.
Early Arrival 24/09/2014
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