Sea Princess and Marina at anchor, Bay of Islands, New Zealand......! by Roy  Massicks

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It was a glorious sunny day when these two cruise ships anchored for the day.
The Sea Princess on the left carries 1950 passengers and is operated by Princess Cruises – part of Carnival Corporation, the P & O Shipping Co. is also in this group but I don’t know who owns whom – it is hard to keep up these days.
The ship on the right is the Marina, 1250 passengers and built in 2011. She is operated by Oceania Cruises.
It would have been a good day for the tourist orientated business in Paihia & Russell.

Panasonic LUMIX GH2 at 41mm, 14×140 lens, 1/200, f/8, iso 160, manual.
From a single RAW image, Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.2.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    Two cruise ships anchored in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 2 years ago

    stunning shot Roy xx

  • Thank you very much Lynn for the great comment and favourite. It actually took us longer to drive through Paihia ( with all the tourists ) than it did to reach this spot where I took the photo from – it’s only about 5 k’s away from our house.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful work

  • Thank you kindly Albert – I do appreciate your comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you also for the favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 2 years ago

    A real beauty of a shot Roy such great depth. I viewed it considerably larger and was amazed at the clarity. A great piece of work indeed.

  • Peter – many thanks for your kind remarks. You are right, it does show quite a bit more detail on the ships when viewed larger. Hope all is well with you.

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 2 years ago

    Super picture, Roy. You must get a lot of cruise ships in the Bat of Islands.

  • Cheers David – thank you for your great comment. Yes, over sixty this last season and even more scheduled for next season.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    So thats the other one!!!!
    Gosh it must be a really busy place.
    But very interesting seeing all the different people,
    coming and going.x

  • Yes it is Catherine – they flock ashore all day on the tenders and we have to have two ’ stop/go ’ men on our one pedestrian crossing. If you have a tourist season and a hunting season, does this mean we can run over tourists during the tourist season…..?……lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Roy x

  • Thank you so much Pauline – appreciate your comments. The tide was right to catch them at anchor side-on.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Roy ~ great dof with the foreground fencing :)

  • Many thanks Susie – appreciate your kind comments. The trades people would be using wheelbarrows to take home their takings at the end of this day – two ships !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Patty Boyte
    Patty Boytealmost 2 years ago

    • So beautiful!
  • So sorry for the late reply Patty – blame it on that silly black RB advertising strip. It blocks off messages and comments….! This is the second one in as many week that I have missed for that reason. Now I have that off my chest, thank you so much for the feature. Roy

    – Roy Massicks

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Very good shot
    Well done Roy..

  • Thank you my friend – appreciate your kind comments and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

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