However, my first impressions of her are seeing her as a rather short vessel with the usual plethora of balconies and unglamorous stern. But I will see how she looks tonight. I suspect she may be reasonably attractive as far as new ships go.
Sailing was scheduled for 18H00, and surprisingly she was moving shortly after 6. I had staked out my old spot on Town Quay behind the sign, and was hoping to shoot some video too.
She swung stern first out of the berth and then backed before swing her bows towards the channel, and she really wasn’t that awful. If anything she reminded me of a slightly redesigned Silverseas vessel.
And then she was passing. The vessel has a very good reputation,and the cruise line caters for more of a slightly upmarket clientele. Previously known as Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, they were responsible for the former Radisson Diamond which at the time was heralded as the future of cruise ships.
This had been our only caller for the day, although I had just missed the arrival of APL Salalah that was on her way to the container birth. Tomorrow is another day I expect.
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