Welcome to the World: “Residence at Sea” arrives in London

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MS THE WORLD sailed up the Thames to moor in Greenwich earlier on today. The “residences at sea” ship looks like a cruise liner but actually has 165 privately owned apartments and constantly sails the globe with some of its wealthy passengers on board. Launched in 2002, The World has made several visits to London, the most recent of which was in 2013. The 196-metre …

Viking Sea becomes largest cruise ship ever christened on the Thames

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LONDON saw its biggest ever cruise ship christening yesterday when Viking Sea arrived in town. The brand new, 227 metre long cruise ship sailed up the Thames to arrive at Greenwich shortly after midday. 28 sailors were manning the yard arm of Cutty Sark, the iconic clipper ship, at Greenwich to welcome Viking Sea to London. The cruise ship, capable …

London cruise season begins with L’Austral coming up the Thames

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LONDON’s cruise season got under way this afternoon when the cruise ship L’Austral sailed up the Thames. The luxury megayacht-style ship made her way in to London in warm sunshine with blue sky and puffy white clouds above. L’Austral’s arrival into the upper pool alongside HMS Belfast is the first by a cruise ship so far this year. The 142-metre …

Silver Cloud pictured passing Gravesend and Greenwich

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CRUISE ship Silver Cloud arrived in London yesterday afternoon for the last of her four visits to the capital this year. The 157-metre long ship passed under Tower Bridge at 5pm and will remain alongside HMS Belfast until the early house of Wednesday morning. OnTheThames.net captured photographs of the vessel passing Gravesend in Kent and Greenwich in London. Photos of …

Gallery: Ocean Majesty arriving in London

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CRUISE ship Ocean Majesty sailed in to the capital in glorious evening sunshine today. The 1966-built vessel moored alongside HMS Belfast just after 8pm and will remain there until tomorrow evening. OnTheThames.net captured the 135-metre long ship, originally built as the ferry Juan March, at the Thames Barrier where she was met by Svitzer tugs Cecilia and Mercia who carried …

Photos of Silver Cloud passing Greenwich

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Cruise ship Silver Cloud arrived in London yesterday afternoon for a short visit. The 157-metre long vessel went through Tower Bridge at 5pm to moor alongside HMS Belfast until the early hours of Monday morning. The 22 year old ship was making her second visit to London this year and was captured in the pictures below passing maritime Greenwich. Silver …

London welcomes its biggest cruise ship

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A CRUISE ship that is reckoned to be the biggest ever in London visited the capital last week. The brand new Viking Star ship arrived in London on her maiden voyage, staying overnight at Greenwich. With a length of 228 metres, she is thought to be longer than any cruise ship to have previously journeyed in to London. Although not big …

Ship Pics: MS The World

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The World is a huge residential ship that constantly cruises from city to city for the enjoyment of the people living on board. It’s two years since MS The World last visited London, arriving April 30th 2013 and leaving on May 3rd. The 196-metre long ship was launched in 2002. She has 12 decks and 165 residences in various sizes …