Sunset Departure

Posted by Bill Brown (California, United States) on 22 March 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Embarking on 7-day cruise on the Crown Princess while watching a gorgeous sunset. In the center of the frame is Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, currently the largest cruise ship afloat at 220,000 gross tons. It has a capacity of 6,296. In comparison, Queen Mary 2 comes in at 151,400 gross tons and has a capacity of 3,056. The Crown Princess is 113,000 GT and has a capacity of 3,080.


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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Not sure I'd like a vacation with 6,295 strangers . . lifeboat drill must be fun, though !

22 Mar 2011 8:51am

@Ronnie 2¢: I sure can understand your point of view Ronnie. The Crown Princess with just over 3000 was more than big enough for me.

guillaume from Paris, France

Magnific !!!

22 Mar 2011 10:46am

@guillaume: Thank you!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice composition

22 Mar 2011 10:49am

@Marie LC: Thank you Marie!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A glorious view to start off your vacation Bill! Well done! ;-)

22 Mar 2011 11:41am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric!

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Awesome sunset--the rays through the clouds make a very dramatic sky.

22 Mar 2011 12:59pm

@Amanda: Thank you Amanda!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful long range view, capped by glorious rays.

22 Mar 2011 1:51pm

@Rick: Thank you Rick!

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

wow !! Lucky view,what a sight.

22 Mar 2011 2:09pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Yes, it was a great way to begin a cruise. Thanks for your comments.

Franz from Baden, Austria

really gorgeous tones and colours and a lovely view across the bow (or is it the stern?) of your cruiseship! glad you had a great tour!

22 Mar 2011 3:30pm

@Franz: Thanks for your comments Franz! It was the stern.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fabulous sunset shot. Love it on the water from this boat. Nicely done.

22 Mar 2011 4:31pm

@LauraS: Thank you Laura!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow, Bill - that sunset was there for you two!! You caught it which is even better...How gorgeous is this?!?! I am with Laura - I love that water! And the depth is great - f8 and be there for sure! I am looking forward to this series big time!

22 Mar 2011 5:29pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Yes, we were blessed with a glorious sunset to kick off the cruise Denny. I was in photographic heaven on this trip. Most of the time I was armed with two cameras.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful sunset and that cruise ship is gigantic! What port were you leaving from?

22 Mar 2011 6:27pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks for your comments Elaine. This was Port Everglades in Ft Lauderdale.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love the way the sun is coming through the clouds in the back.

22 Mar 2011 7:27pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Thank you Anina!

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle atmosphère !

22 Mar 2011 7:29pm

@Laur: Thank you!

Kiki from Ambert, France

I love the atmosphere here ! All on the same boat due to leave for the sun I hope... :)

22 Mar 2011 8:13pm

@Kiki: Thanks for your comments Kiki! Yes, we were bound for the sunny Caribbean.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


22 Mar 2011 8:42pm

@Nigel: Thank you Nigel!

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Spectacular image!

22 Mar 2011 9:35pm

@Francisco Romero: Thank you Francisco!

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Beautiful color and composition !!

22 Mar 2011 11:19pm

@BBM: Thank you!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous! What a way to live. ;-)

23 Mar 2011 3:04am

@Steve Rice: Thanks for your comments Steve!

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ISO 400
16 mm


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