Azura, Royal Clipper, Celebrity Constellation, Seven Seas Mariner & Norwegian Dawn in Barbados

On the 10th December 2011, my Celebrity Constellation cruise arrived in Barbados.  Azura and Royal Clipper were already in.  Wind Spirit was also supposed to be but I didn't see her while Seven Seas Navigator was on our port side.  Norwegian Dawn would be for 10am.  All bar Azura were new to me, and this was the P&O's final Caribbean season for the moment.  Winter 2012 she would stay in Southampton before doing a world cruise in January 2013.  Royal Clipper is a sailing ship belonging to Star Clippers, is 5000grt and unusually has five masts, holding forty two sails and had her maiden voyage in 2000.  The 48,075grt Seven Seas Mariner made her debut in 2001 for the then Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.  The 92,250grt Norwegian Dawn was supposed to begin life in 2002 and SuperStar Scorpio for parent company, Star Cruises but was transferred in 2002 to NCL instead and given her current name.  I had some breakfast then went to the Promenade deck because of the showers, which at least created a rainbow for Seven Seas Mariner to arrive to.

Because my afternoon tour had been changed to morning, I couldn't stay to watch her berth.  Instead I got a couple of dock shots before heading off then some from the bus as we went on the tour of the island, Norwegian Dawn arriving which led to a blurry shot as we sped by.
Coming back, there was a great view of all five ships from a junction above then we continued to the port for the shuttle back to the ship and there were more showers.
We were due to sail at 5pm while Norwegian Dawn was an hour later, Azura and Seven Seas Mariner were 8pm while Royal Clipper was last at 10pm.  We left slightly early, which suited me with these annoying intermittent showers!
My Constellation cruise review can be found here.

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© Patricia Dempsey 10th December 2011
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