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Fogbound Princess, St. Johns, Newfoundland

Fogbound Princess, St. Johns, Newfoundland
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The departure of the P&O cruise ship Grand Princess was delayed for several hours when fog rolled in off the Atlantic to smother the 'Narrows", the only entrance to St. John's Harbour, a narrow channel between the Southside and Signal hills. It has a least depth of 11 metres and at its narrowest point near Chain Rock is 61 metres wide. The ship has a beam of 36 metres and a draught of nearly 8 metres. I can think of many worse places and circumstances in which to be fogbound!

Tanja - Loughcrew, Jeff Farley, sea-herdorf, @ngélique ♥ and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


18 comments - The latest ones
 Berny
Berny club
quite big, this giant!
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to Berny club
Than you very much Berny - she certainly looked big from my PoV.

All the best, Doug
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wow! that is one mighty big ship.
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to John Cass club
Thanks once again John.

Best regards, Doug
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful shot Doug.
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Many thanks for your kind comment Jaap.

Best wishes, Doug
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Interesting story and impressive picture Doug.
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks once again Rosa, much appreciated. I have to say I was very disappointed she did not sail as I was hoping to get some pics of her from the top of Signal Hill as she passed through the Narrows below.

All the best, Doug
2 years ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Hi Doug. Lovely close up shot of this grand new ship. I presume you was not cruising on her!

I must say I was surprised to see your description of her being part of the P&O line, I I have travelled on that line a few times and did not know this was part of it. However the photo does not lie, even after further research tells me, as suspected she really belongs to The 'Princess Cruise Line' where all the ships have princess in their title. Actually, both lines are part of Carnival PLC which explains the joining here.

Ah, just seen when you took this. Yes in 2004 things where slightly different. She still looks like a very modern ship here.

Best wishes, Herb
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to Herb Riddle club
Thanks for the visit Herb, much appreciated. No I was not cruising on her but spending a few weeks with family in St. John's. At the time, she was I believe, the largest ship ever to enter the harbour. Given the constraints of the Narrows I doubt if any vessel much larger would be able to enter.

All the best, Doug
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Un grand hôtel flottant !
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to Josiane Dirickx club
Many thanks for your kind comments Josiane.

Best wishes, Doug
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely capture of this giant of the seas!
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thanks very much for the visit Roger, much appreciated.

Best regards, Doug
2 years ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
eine spektakuläre Perspektive, Doug,
eine gute Reise....
Freundliche Grüße und einen schönen Abend, Erich
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to sea-herdorf club
Thank you very much for tour visit and kind comments Erich.

Greetings from England, Doug
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A first class shot Doug.
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club has replied to Jeff Farley club
Thanks very much Jeff, glad that you like it.

All the best, Doug
2 years ago.

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