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  1. Venice

    Venice

    In November 1968 I boarded Nevasa here and in November 1969 Uganda also for a Mediteranean cruise and back in each cruise to Southampton. It was great to see where ships sailed from in those great years before mass cruising was around.
  2. Grande Canal Ferry - Venice

    Grande Canal Ferry - Venice

    Ferry on Canal in front of R.R. Station - Venice
  3. Posers (or poseuses, since all are female) on a boat

    Posers (or poseuses, since all are female) on a boat

    My wife and 14-yr-old daughter (2nd & 3rd from right) and friends on day-trip from Cavallino to Chioggia. Enjoying the sun as they cross the southern Venice lagoon.
  4. Car ferry Ammiana serving Lido di Venezia

    Car ferry Ammiana serving Lido di Venezia

    St Mark's bell-tower is at far right
  5. Fishing boats crowd Caorle harbour

    Fishing boats crowd Caorle harbour

    A busy harbour scene at Caorle, a small Italian fishing port on the Adriatic coast north of Venice. By all accounts it's not very busy now. (Some viewers may like the hunk on the left. Now probably in his sixties.)
  6. Mind the gap! Skipper gallantly assists my wife aboard

    Mind the gap! Skipper gallantly assists my wife aboard

    The young skipper of the privately-hired excursion boat offers a welcome hand to my (now late) wife at San Pietro in Volta on the island of Pellestrina which forms the eastern side of the southern Venice lagoon. (The skipper had more hair than Hannah and was clearly proud of it.) We were on a day's
  7. Excursion vessel on Venice lagoon

    Excursion vessel on Venice lagoon

    My family and three others jointly hired this boat for a private outing to Chioggia and are here boarding it at Punta Sabbioni, on the Cavallino peninsula where we were all holidaying with our caravans. Despite its clumsy appearance the boat was surprisingly fast, as its young skipper liked to demon
  8. Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa arriving in Venice, 19 May 2013. Close up of the stern, taken from a vaporetto on a rainy day.
  9. Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa arriving in Venice, 19 May 2013. Close up of the starboard quarter, taken from a vaporetto on a rainy day.
  10. Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa arriving in Venice, 19 May 2013. Close up of the starboard midships taken from a vaporetto on a rainy day.
  11. Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa

    Costa Fascinosa arriving in Venice, 19 May 2013. Close up of the starboard bow, taken from a vaporetto on a rainy day.
  12. AIDAaura

    AIDAaura

    AIDAaura arriving in Venice at 06:55 on 19 May 2013, with tugs Titanus ahead and Lourdes C astern.
  13. AIDAaura

    AIDAaura

    AIDAaura arriving in Venice at 06:55 on 19 May 2013, towed by the tug Titanus.
  14. AIDAaura

    AIDAaura

    AIDAaura arriving in Venice at 06:55 on 19 May 2013. The tug astern is Lourdes C.
  15. Minerva

    Minerva

    My thanks to everybody who has contributed to discovering the details of this ship. Her IMO No was 6270956. She started life as PARTENOPE, completed in 1956 by Navalmeccanica Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, for SPAN (the Neapolitan Society of Navigation). She was one of four sister ships, servin
  16. Asuka II

    Asuka II

    The Japanese cruise ship Asuka II arriving in Venice at 06:30 on 19 May 2013, towed by the tug Squalus. Asuka II was previously Crystal Harmony, 1990-2006.
  17. Asuka II

    Asuka II

    The Japanese cruise ship Asuka II arriving in Venice at 06:30 on 19 May 2013. The stern tug is possibly Angelina C. Asuka II was previously Crystal Harmony, 1990-2006.
  18. Asuka II

    Asuka II

    The Japanese cruise ship Asuka II arriving in Venice at 06:30 on 19 May 2013, towed by the tug Squalus. Asuka II was previously Crystal Harmony, 1990-2006.
  19. MSC Divina

    MSC Divina

    MSC Divina leaving Venice, 18 May 2013: port side midships view. Passing her to port is one of the tugs, the Squalus, returning from towing out the the previous ship departure.
  20. MSC Divina

    MSC Divina

    MSC Divina leaving Venice, 18 May 2013. Passing her to port is one of the tugs, the Squalus, returning from towing out the the previous ship departure.
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