SUMMER OF OPPORTUNITY 2021

~~~  A SUMMER SPECIAL  ~~~  August 14th ~ Rule Britannia: Bygone British Ocean Liners ~ with Bill Miller

                       ... join us on Zoom to welcome world-renowned author & speaker Bill Miller ...                                                                               ... see & hear about our passenger fleet of the ‘50s & '60s … Cunard, P&O, Blue Funnel, Shaw Savill & more ...

Following Bill we will open our "new season" of events on September 11th ~ with local author & speaker ~ Kevin Patience ... but not before the Ocean Liner Society present Bill Miller again on 17th August ~ see the Bill Miller Extra icon below ... 

But we don't need to wait until August ...

Cruise ship callers ... Dorset ... Summer 2021

Before we begin ... a few words of caution ...

Ship enthusiasts, including members of ~Ships~Dorset~ and WSS Dorset Branch, do not limit their interests  to passenger ships. Indeed we encourage members and local photographers to value the variety of tankers, bulk carriers, cargo ships and ferries that visit the Port of Poole, Portland Port UK and our Dorset coastline. Having said that the events of 2020 have attracted many cruise ships to our shores, giving us unexpected sightings and many temporary residents. As 2021 unfolds there has been a sudden surge of British Isles cruises including callers we have not hosted at Dorset ports before. This page set out trying to provide some advance notice of the summer callers ... any information we could find ... our "best efforts" ... but soon realised our research could not to be relied on!  

As the summer develops more and more schedules are being changed or cancelled ... so beware!

Port of Poole ... 

Golden Horizon ... (Tradewind Voyages / 272 guests) ... Tues. 6th July ... Mon. 12th July ... Thurs. 29th July 

Ocean Explorer ... (Vantage Cruise Line / 170 guests) ... Wed. 25th August

Seaventure ... (Polar Cruises / 164 guests) ... Sun. 26th September ... 

 

Portland Port (UK) ... 

Lists reviewed in early July by Steve Pink from a variety of cruise company websites. At that time Portland Port UK website link to Cruise Calendar still states "Our 2021 cruise schedule will be published online as soon as there is greater clarity around when cruising will resume." ... So they don't know who will appear through the breakwater either!

MSC Virtuosa ... (MSC Cruises /6,334 guests) ... Sun. 4th July ... Sun. 11th July ... Sun. 18th July ... Sun. 1st August ... Sun. 8th August ... Sun. 15th August ... Sun. 22nd August ... Sun. 29th August ... Sun. 5th September ... Sun. 12th September ... 

Celebrity Silhouette ... (Celebrity Cruises / 2,886 guests) ... Fri. 16th July ... Fri. 30th July ... Fri.20th August ... 

Viking Star ... (Viking Ocean Cruises / 930 guests) ... Fri. 13th August ... Thurs. 19th August ... 

Marella Explorer ... (Marella Cruises / 1,924 guests) ... Thurs. 15th July ... Fri. 13th August ... Thurs. 26th August ... 

As the summer develops more and more schedules are being changed or cancelled ... so beware!