Horizon

Last Friday Horizon called in Bergen. The following photos were taken alongside at Bontelabo.

Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon alongside in Bergen on an overcast day
Built in 1990 in Papenburg, Germany, Horizon originally entered service for Celebrity Cruises. She is one of several ex-Celebrity ships to visit Bergen within a week (see our photos of Mein Schiff 1 here).
Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon's central section, showing her deep hull and relatively flat superstructure
Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon powers up and slips her moorings ready for departure
Horizon sailed with Celebrity for 15 years, before being refitted in 2005 and transferred to Island Cruises, taking the new name of Island Star.

Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon pulling away from Bontelabo
Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon's bow thrusters helped push the ship clear of the dock during high winds
Following a brief spell of service for Pullmantur Cruises in 2009 as Pacific Dream, Horizon moved to the fleet of Croisieres de France, and reverted to her original name.

Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon's bow and angular foward superstructure
Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon's unusual bow bulges slighty at its peak
 Also in port were MS Hamburg and Ocean Majesty. Both are visible in the following photo.

Cruise Ship Horizon in Bergen
Horizon passes MS Hamburg and Ocean Majesty as she departs Bergen
After an unusual reverse manouvre from the quay at Bontelabo, which saw Horizon swinging very close to Ocean Majesty, she made her way through Byfjorden to continue her cruise.

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