AZURA taken at 10:42hrs, leaving Monfalcone, Italy with pilot disembarking, April 1, 2010. Photo copyright Alberto Marchesi
Last looks from her builders Fincantieri at Monfalcone, Italy as the new P&O AZURA, (sister to VENTURA) drops her pilot and heads for her new home port of Southampton, UK. AZURA will arrive at Southampton’s Ocean Cruise Terminal on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 07:00 hrs and she will leave on her maiden voyage on Monday, April 12. Former prima ballerina, Darcey Bussell will be the guest of honour at AZURA’s naming ceremony on Saturday, April 10. AZURA is registered in the UK.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland.Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.
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