Paul Baker Photography
Hull Gateway to Europe - P&O North Sea Ferries
All photographs copyright of Paul Baker Photography
Tuesday 1st May 2001
Arrival of the North Sea Ferry 'Pride of Rotterdam' into Hull on Maiden Voyage
The Pride of Rotterdam is the first of the two new Cruise Ferries which will operate between Hull & Rotterdam, the largest Cruise Ferries in the World. To compare the size see the photo above showing the Pride of Rotterdam between two buoys on the River Humber upon its arrival this morning, 1st May.
Then compare to the photograph below of the departure the previous evening, 30th April, of the Norsea at exactly the same point in the river. Little wonder that the new one will not go through the lock gates !!
Paull seafront has never been so crowded and as the crowd gathered from 5am onwards to watch the arrival of this fantastic new ship there would have been a great marketing opportunity for a hot sandwich stall !
The Pride of Hull is now of course also in service to make the pairing complete.
Click the three images below to take a further look at the various ferries and the new River Terminal that helps make Hull a Gateway to Europe