The ShipWatcher Blog

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I've improved the accuracy of the location reports for the following ships:

  • Queen Mary 2
  • Queen Victoria
  • Fram
  • Arcadia
  • Oriana

Friday, February 20, 2009

Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

A postcard from fellow cruise lover, Fiona (Cruisenut) who's on a south pacific cruise at the moment.

She says that the weather is good, and she thinks her ship is beautiful.

They're already planning their next cruise.

Thanks for the postcard Fiona, I've got a nice QE2 postcard here for you that I'll send away soon.

Enjoy the rest of your cruise!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Auckland's Amazing Acrobatic Tugboat

We recently sailed from Auckland's beautiful harbour aboard P&O's Oriana which is currently on a world voyage.

The local tugboat captain skillfully helped the 65,000 tonne Ocean Liner gracefully reverse from her berth, and sent her on her way to Sydney.

But after he'd done the job, the Tug Boat captain showed us what he, and his powerful tug could really do.

To the Auckland Port Authority, and their Tug Operators, thanks for giving us a memory that will stick with us for years!

Please forgive the camera movement in the video. It's very hard to hold a mobile phone camera still while trying to celebrate at the same time.