Wasa – Swedish War Ship in Stockholm

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Vasa is a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. Built by 400 craftsmen at the royal shipyard at Stockholm, the ship was richly decorated as a symbol of the king’s ambitions for Sweden and himself. It was 69 meters long and was fitted with 64 cannons, and upon completion, it was of the most powerfully armed vessels in the world of that time. The ship foundered after sailing about 1,300 m into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. Around 30 people lost their lives. Vasa was mostly forgotten, until she was located and recovered from the shallow waters in 1961. With a largely intact hull, the ship was housed in a temporary museum called Wasavarvet until 1988 and then she was moved to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.

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Disney Dream Cruise Ship

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The Disney Dream is the majestic third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. This ship is 40% larger than the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic, with two additional decks and 1,250 staterooms. Each Inside stateroom has a virtual porthole showing rolling waves and Disney characters swimming by all in HD. The Disney Dream has all the themed entertainment and family-friendly amenities cruisers have come to expect from the line. It uses Port Canaveral, Florida as her homeport and sails from there roundtrip to the Bahamas and the Caribbean on three-, four- and five-night cruises.

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Aurora – Ship That Changed The World

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The cruiser Aurora was built between 1897 and 1900 in St. Petersburg and joined Russia’s Baltic fleet in 1903. The ship measures 126.8 meters in length, 16.8 meters in width and weighs a staggering 7,600 tons. Maintaining a speed of 20 knots it can travel independently for up to 1,440 sea miles. It took an active part in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 and participated in the Tsusima battle, in which most of Russia’s Pacific fleet was destroyed. After the war the ship was used for personnel training and during the October revolution of 1917 gave the signal by firing a blank shot to storm of the Winter Palace, which was being used as a residence by the democratic, but largely ineffective Provisional Government. That moment triggered a dramatic episode in Russia’s history and was the start of over 70 years of Communist leadership.

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Esmeralda – The Second Tallest and Longest Sailing Ship in the World

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Esmeralda is a steel-hulled four-masted barquentine tall ship of the Chilean Navy. It is the Chilean naval training ship.

Vessel’s Details:

Ship Type: Sailing vessel
Year Built: 1946
Length: 113 meters
Beam: 13.11 meters
Maximum draught: 7 meters
Stanchion: 8.7 meters
Gunwale height: 5.3 meters
Maximum displacement: 3,673 tons
Maximum engine speed: 13 knots
Maximum sail speed: 17.5 knots
Armament: 4 × 57 mm ceremonial gun mounts
Crew: 300 sailors, 90 midshipmen
Mast height: 48.5 meters
Flag: Chile
Call Sign: CCES

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Sedov – The Worlds Biggest Sailing Ship

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The world’s biggest sailing ship is called Sedov and is a three-masted barque. Sedov was built in Germany in 1921, but came into the possession of the Soviet government in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.

Ship Type: Sailing vessel
Year Built: 1921
Length x Breadth: 115 m X 14 m
Height of masts: 58 m
Quantity of sails: 33 st.
Gross Tonnage: 3432
DeadWeight: 1171 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 11.3 / 10.4 knots
Crew: 70
Cadets: 164

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Historic Belle of Louisville, Kentucky

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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating western rivers steamboat. It was originally built as Idlewild in 1914 by James Rees & Sons of Pittsburgh, PA, for the Memphis Packet Co.. Nowadays, it is top Louisville attraction. She takes passengers on cruises up and down the Ohio River and races in the Great Steamboat Race every year on the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby. It has the shallow-draft flat-bottom hull braced by hog-chain trusses, multiple fire-tube boilers, paddlewheel propulsion. Tickets for individuals for Sightseeing voyage cost 21 USD per adult, 20 USD per senior(60), 12 USD per child (3-12) and free for child under 2 years.

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Palace of the Arts Looks like Space Ship

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Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. It was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It opened on 8 October 2005 and becoming a symbol of the cityscape of Valencia. The main building is designed with the dual intention of acting as a multi-hall auditorium and creating an urban landmark of a certain monumentality. The main Hall is at the heart of the building. The roof with 230 m. in length and 70 m. in height is the most representative part of the complex.

Developer: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias S.A.
Location: Antiguo cauce del río Turia/Old Turia riverbed
Contractor: UTE Necso-Dragados
Acoustics: Alfonso García (García B.B.M., S.L.)

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Modern Ship Sea Cloud II With a Historical Touch

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Ship combines the timeless elegance of windjammers of past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Ship is just as on her legendary sister ship, the Sea Cloud. The SEA CLOUD II was completed after a 36-month construction by traditional handcraft together with the most modern technology.

Facts:

Owner/Operator: Sea Cloud Cruises
Year built: 2001
Builder: Astilleros Gondan, Figueiras, Spain
Gross Tonnage 3,849
Length: 117.1 m (383.8 ft)
Beam: 16.0 m (52.9 ft)
Passengers (normal): 94
Passengers (maximum): 94
Crew: 57
Service speed: 13.0 knots

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Top Three Biggest Exclusive Yachts

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The worlds largest mega yachts – luxury toys for their owners.

Name: Eclipse

Length: 557 Feet (170m)

Builder: Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany

Designer: Terence Disdale

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Cruise Speed: 22 knots

Maximum Speed: 25 knots

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Name: Dubai

Length: 532 Feet (162m)

Yacht Builder: Platinum Yachts FZCO. Dubai hull

Yacht Designer: Andrew Winch

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Cruise Speed: 25 knots

Maximum Speed: 26 knots

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Name: Al Said

Length: 508 Feet (155m)

Builder: Lürssen Yachts, Germany

Designer: Espen Oeino International

Owner: Qaboos bin Said al Said

Cruise Speed: 14.5 knots

Maximum Speed: 25 knots

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