Monday, May 11

Costa Serena Cruiser and Golondrina Boat in Barcelona Port

Costa Serena Cruiser in Barcelona port[enlarge]

This a partial view of the entrance to Barcelona harbor where the Mediterranean cruiser terminals are located. The big vessel in the image is Costa Serena that belongs to one of the main operating companies, Costa Cruceros which generates about 126 visits to our port, according to 2007 figures. Costa Cruceros, brings about 330.000 visitors a year who spend around 50 euros per person in the city. This represents a total amount of around 15 million euros to Barcelona. All cruiser traffic in the port is managed by Creuers del Port de Barcelona, S.A. and the top responsible of all operations is the Port Authority of Barcelona (APB). If the previous figures look good you should know that the port expects to repeat the two million cruise passengers in 2009 and that last year Barcelona was the fifth port in the cruise world, behind the four major touristic ports in the Caribbean - Miami, Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, and the Mexican port of Cozumel. The city expects to receive a total of 880 cruise ship visits in 2009. APB calculates that cruise ships left 200 million euros in 2008! By the way, the small boat in the foreground is one of the Golondrinas sightseeing boats featured here in the past. These are the specs of Costa Serena cruiser:

Built in 2007
Passenger Capacity 2.930 (Double Occupancy)
Number of Crew 1.100
Total Cabins 1.500 (28 for Handicapped Guests)
Tonnage 114.500 t
Length 950 feet
Beam 118 feet
Decks 17 (14 for Guests Use)
Max Speed 23 Knots
Cruising Speed 21.5 Knots

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Blogger Amy said...

looks like paradise....

4:50 PM  
Blogger Regina said...

What a beautiful capture of the boat.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Nicolas Beaumont said...

2930 px, that's totaly amazing !

9:55 PM  
Blogger Carlos Lorenzo said...

-Thanks Amy, Regina
-Thanks Nicolas. Yes, the big format is better to really appreciate the result :)

11:32 PM  
Blogger Snapper said...

Beautiful photo and great juxtaposition. Cheers!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Leif Hagen said...

Great harbor/boat shot! Your pictures are very artsy and professional - they could easily be framed and hang on a wall. I'm new to City Daily Photo; I just created Eagan Daily Photo. Greetings from Minnesota, USA!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Carlos Lorenzo said...

Thanks Snapper and Leif

6:16 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

wow thats one BIG ship, sort of like ours the pacific princess.

2:42 AM  
Blogger Lydia said...

There is something very exciting about this shot. I can't describe what I'm feeling exactly, but happiness comes close! The various shades of blue in this are beautiful.

12:16 PM  

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