Last Friday Horizon called in Bergen. The following photos were taken alongside at Bontelabo.
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).
Horizon sailed with Celebrity for 15 years, before being refitted in 2005 and transferred to Island Cruises, taking the new name of Island Star.
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.
Also in port were MS Hamburg and Ocean Majesty. Both are visible in the following photo.
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.
|Horizon alongside in Bergen on an overcast day|
|Horizon's central section, showing her deep hull and relatively flat superstructure|
|Horizon powers up and slips her moorings ready for departure|
|Horizon pulling away from Bontelabo|
|Horizon's bow thrusters helped push the ship clear of the dock during high winds|
|Horizon's bow and angular foward superstructure|
|Horizon's unusual bow bulges slighty at its peak|
|Horizon passes MS Hamburg and Ocean Majesty as she departs Bergen|