Saturday, 25 September 2010


Jadrolinija's 1965-vintage Croatian coastal ferry Vis was originally built as the Danish-owned Sydfyn to connect Faaborg in Denmark with Gelting in West Germany. She was designed by Knud E. Hansen A/S, the famous Copenhagen-based naval architects, and is essentially a rather cute miniature version of their typical ferry designs of the era. The Vis has spent most of her long life on the Dalmatian Coast - but is shortly due for replacement. Onboard, not much has changed since 1965.

MS Vis at Vela Luca.

Til Salon.

The forward and aft saloons.

A mural of Southern Denmark and parts of the North German Coast with 'Nordisk Faergefart' flag

Details of the mural: peasants, trees, an old harbour and the Copenhagen skyline.

The snack bar servery and the galley on Boat Deck.

The bridge.

Famous Copenhagen manufacturer of navigation equipment.

Signs in German and Danish.

Curved stairs leading beneath the car deck.

Ingen Adgang/Kein Zutritt.

The sun deck and a capstan, manufactured by Thomas B. Thrige of Odense.

Berthed at Ulbi.

Leaving Vela Luca once again.

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