Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Corsica & Sardinia Ferries

Corsica & Sardinia Ferries have a marvellous fleet consisting in part of old Swedish ferries from the 1970s. Here, we see a selection of images from three such vessels. We begin with the Corsica Marina Seconda (ex Stena Nautica of 1974):

The cafeteria (above) and the red lounge, aft on the saloon deck (below). The Stena Nautica was one of the first ferries with the superstructure carried all the way aft.



The forward lounge and bar (above) and the shop (below):


A splendid Knud E. Hansen 'flying saucer' funnel:



Leaving Bastia, on the company of her sister ship, nowadays the Moby Vincent:


And now the Sardinia Regina, built in Yugoslavia for Rederi AB Gotland as the Visby in 1972. The ferry was lengthened in 1978, but otherwise retains nearly all of her Swedish elegance. She is a very spruce and stylish ship:


Sardinia Regina at Bastia (above), the dining saloon and lounge (below):




The sky bar, located above the bridge, is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks:



The lido bar is another very attractive feature (above) and the funnel (below):

The very cool nightclub, located beneath the vehicle deck:

Some pictograms - I particularly like the one for the sauna:

Finally, we come to the Corsica Serena Seconda, which dates from 1974 and was built by Werft Nobiskrug in Rendsburg as the Europafarjan III for Lion Ferry:








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