FleetMon Maritime Gallery April 2021

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Oh, how we miss those giant cruise liners arriving at and departing from the cruise terminal of Rostock Warnemünde. Did you know that Rostock’s economy is dominated by shipbuilding, tourism and navigation? 119 cruise liners visited the port of Rostock in 2019. In contrast to 2020, when only 11 cruise liners entered the cruise terminal of Rostock Warnemünde.  The pandemic has been hitting the cruise industry hard and prevented most cruise liners to travel the Seven Seas. 

Welcome to the second edition of the FleetMon Maritime Gallery. Each month, you’ll find a special section on our blog featuring the Best Maritime Photos in a certain category. You’ll not only get to view the most popular photos being voted by our community for “Photo of the Week” and “Photo of the Month”. We also present special shots which are less popular but in the same way extraordinary.

In April, we present a selection of the best cruise liner photos in our monthly Maritime Gallery. All cruise fans will love that. Have fun and enjoy great vessel photography!


Cruise liner ALBATROS captured by ship spotter bassheiner

Ship spotter bassheiner took this photo of Cruise liner ALBATROS being built in 1973. It has been voted for “Photo of the Month” in August 2020. The photo was taken in July 2020 in Bremen. At the moment, the 205m long ship is located in El Ghardaqa, Egypt waiting for the pandemic to end.


Cruise liner ASTOR, photo credits: ship spotter U-kasz

The photo of CMV’s Cruise liner ASTOR was taken by ship spotter U-kasz who signed up in 2009 and uploaded almost 6000 vessel photos to FleetMon.com. Cruise & Maritime Voyages was a British passenger shipping company headquartered in Essex, United Kingdom. It was the largest cruise line to go out of business during the coronavirus pandemic. ASTOR has been sold off for $1,710,000, and has been scrapped in the scrapping yard in Aliaga, Turkey.


Cruise liner EUROPA 2, photo by ship spotter PW1304

Ship spotter PW1304 captured Cruise liner EUROPA 2 in the golden sunlight at the Cruise terminal in Hamburg Altona. The photo was uploaded to FleetMon in November 2019 and was voted “Picture of the Week” by the community right away. The Malta-flagged vessel was built in 2013 and is cruising around the Canary Islands at the moment.


Cruise liner NORWEGIAN DREAM by ship spotter insel

What a great shot of Cruise liner SUPERSTAR GEMINI, former NORWEGIAN DREAM! Ship spotter insel joined FleetMon.com in 2008 and uploaded more than 3500 vessel photos. He took this photo of the 1992-built cruise ship in 2007. In 2013, the vessel’s name was changed to Superstar Gemini. At the moment, the 230m long Cruise liner is located in Port Klang in Malaysia.

My Photobox Special:

Each month, we’ll additionally feature two extraordinary photos found in the “My Photobox” of a FleetMon team member.

Cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 4 by Ship spotter Krokodil414
Cruise liner SEABOURN QUEST by Ship spotter dl3lat