Saturday, 4 December 2010

Viking Line veterans in Canada

A selection of images of trips on the MS Apollo and MS CTMA Vacancier, taken in 2006. We begin with the Apollo - the first and best preserved of a series of ferries built by Meyer Werft in the early 1970s - presently employed by Woodward Group between Blanc Sablon and Belle Isle (connecting Northern Newfoundland with Quebec):





Next, we move to the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St Lawrenceto join the CTMA Vacancier, originally Viking Line's J.J. Sietas-built Aurella of 1973 - arguably the Baltic Sea's first jumbo ferry and still remarkably well preserved:








All the ferries in French-speaking Canada had one thing in common, so far as I could ascertain: dire food. The CTMA ships were no exception.

Some sights on terra firma en route through Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands:




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