Welcome to the Marine Gallery of July 2022, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Photo Moderators. These could include images of vessels, ports, or lighthouses from around the world.
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This month, we are focusing on the top five choices of different vessel types that remind us of summer. From pleasure crafts and sailing vessels to high-speed boats and cruise ships. Let’s begin:
First on our list comes the Seven Seas. An 86-metre yacht, that was built in 2010. The Seven Seas has travelled over the last year to every corner of the world, including the Virgin Islands, the US, Greece, Italy, Monaco, and Cannes (which comes as no surprise given the yacht’s owner being a famous director).
The yacht’s favourite destination is the Caribbean sea with a number of 25 port calls there over the past year.
Wondering where the Seven Seas is sailing right now? Visit her detailed vessel page on MarineTraffic, here.
A Marine Gallery Summer Edition without a cruise ship would be incomplete. Cruise ships are a favourite choice for people all over the world for their summer vacations. And why not be? They travel to exotic destinations, offer high-quality services and comfortable accommodation.
Our pick for the Marine Gallery Summer edition is the Seabourn Venture. A cruise ship that was built earlier this year and is flying the flag of the Bahamas. Here, she is captured in Rozenburg, a town located in the western Netherlands.
Although the Seabourn Venture is just a few months old, she has managed to travel the West Mediterranean, the Norwegian coast, and a part of the UK coast and the Atlantic.
If you want to follow her current voyages, or check her future port calls, go to the cruise ship’s page on MarineTraffic, here.
Is there a better way to experience summer than unfurling the sails and travelling into the unknown? Especially, when this is combined with a 19-metre sailing vessel, like the Provident.
Flying the United Kingdom flag, you will mostly find the Provident sailing on the UK coast. This allows our AIS terrestrial network to be able to provide her exact location 100% of the time (over the past month).
Here, the sailboat is captured while anchored off the Isles of Scilly. The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago located off the coast of Cornwall that constitutes of about 50 small islands, with just five of them being inhabited.
For more pictures and information about her previous voyages, visit this page here.
If you happen to visit Greece during summer, chances are that you are also visiting one of its 227 islands. There are many ships that travel from the country’s mainland to the islands. Ferries, passenger ships and cruises are just some of them. But since many islands are located in a distance, quite far away from the shore, and in case you want to travel fast there, a high speed boat is always the answer.
The Flyingcat 3 is a high-speed craft travelling from Rafina to Tinos, Mykonos and Naxos. Her average speed of 34.7 knots can practically mean that she can sail from Mykonos to Naxos in less than an hour.
Over the past month, the Flyingcat 3 has operated more than 206 voyages, with an average duration of 56 minutes per voyage.
Interested in finding the year she was built and her current draught? Visit her page.
The Magic Dolphin Eco is a passenger boat designed to do exactly what its name depicts: watch the dolphins while exploring Madeira. Sailing under the flag of Portugal, she travels within the West Mediterranean and the West Africa regions, mostly from mainland Portugal to Madeira.
In this photo, the background of Funchal serves as a perfect backdrop for the Marine Gallery Summer Edition. The largest city of the archipelago was founded in 1421 and serves as the leading Portuguese port for cruise dockings. With a subtropical climate and mild temperatures throughout the year, Funchal is a tourist destination at any given time.
The Magic Dolphin Eco has spent 22 of the last 30 days underway, with just 8 days docked at port. Discover more facts about her, here.