Three cruise ships in one go
No less than three majestic cruise ships visited the port on Wednesday, August 5. While Eurodam was safely docked at Revierkaia, lay Sea Cloud II comfortably at Vippetangen og AIDAluna was resting happily at Akershuskaia.
It was bustling with life at the waterfront this Wednesday, when over 4500 excited passengers arrived at the port ready to explore the Norwegian capital and everything it has to offer.
No doubt the largest ship at the harbour this particular morning was the Dutch cruise ship Eurodam. This remarkable boat weights 86300 tons and was on its way from Kristiansand to Gothenburg with 2044 passengers. It brought travellers from all over the world to a cloudy Oslo and there was hardly any limit to the amount of languages spoken as the passengers set foot on shore.
AIDAluna is easily recognised by the massive blue eyes and the equally large red lips that are visible at the very front of the ship. This Italian masterpiece has room for 2400 passengers and weights 69203 tons. This boat was also on its way to Gothenburg when it arrived in Oslo on Wednesday but its significant characteristics makes it impossible to miss even with other cruise ships just around the corner.
Sea Cloud II visited Oslo again this week and decided to dock literally right outside the offices of the Oslo Port Authority at Vippetangen. The spectacular ship is decorated in white and gold, and looks very much like a sailing ship while in fact it is a cruise ship with sails. This Maltese boat was continuing on to Risør in the evening, with its 96 passenger and 3000 tons.
If you did not get the chance to have a look at all three ships yourself before they left the port, here are some pictures of all of them:
(Above:) Eurodam was only one of three cruise ships that visited the capital on this fine August day. .
(Above:) There is no doubt; Eurodam is a large ship.
(Above:) The stunning Oslo Opera House was there to greet passengers when they steppet ashore.
(Above:) Eurodam was only a few hundred meters away from the ferry to Denmark over at Vippetangen.
(Above:) Sea Cloud II arrived at a cloudy Oslo.
(Above:) Sea Cloud II spent Wednesday at Vippetangen, not too far from Akershus fortress which is visible in the background.
(Above:) The ship was beautifully decorated.
(Above:) Sea Cloud II was docked literally outside the Port Authority's offices.
(Above:) AIDAluna was safely docked at Søndre Akershuskai.
(Above:) There is room fro thousands of passengers aboard this ship. .
(Above:) AIDAluna's characteristic face at the front of the ship is easily recognised - even from afar.