Photos of Alexander von Humboldt II at Tower Bridge

Staff WriterTall Ships

THE COLOURFUL Alexander Von Humboldt II delighted river watchers on a recent visit to London. The Alex 2 sailed up the Thames and moored alongside HMS Belfast for a weekend with her green hull and green sails making for a startlingly attractive sight on the Thames. The tall ship was one of the standout visitors to London from 2014, so …

London welcomes its biggest cruise ship

Rob PowellCruise Ships

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 …

Legendary Operation Dynamo Little Ships start the return to Dunkirk

Rob PowellEvents

THE FAMOUS little ships have begun retracing their heroic, unforgettable journeys to Dunkirk. Hundreds of thousands of Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk by a fleet of small vessels between May 27th and June 4th, 1940. Now, for the 75th anniversary of that momentous event, many of those little ships are making the return journey at the invitation of the mayor …

HMS Ocean departs London

Rob PowellNavy

The Royal Navy’s biggest ship set sail from Greenwich this morning after a five day visit. OnTheThames.net was there to see her go… HMS Ocean squeezes through the Thames Barrier shortly after departing from Greenwich Ship Tier where she had been for five days. The Mighty O leaves Canary Wharf and the O2 behind as she departs London Further down …

Royal Navy’s biggest warship sails in to London #VEDay70

Rob PowellNavy

HMS OCEAN sailed up the Thames yesterday afternoon for a five day visit to Greenwich. The navy’s biggest warship arrived at her mooring at Greenwich Ship Tier, near Greenwich Pier, at about 3pm. The visit by the Mighty O comes just a week after the visit of Daring-class HMS Defender. Whilst the vessel is in the capital, she will be …

Ship Pics: MS The World

Staff WriterCruise Ships

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 …