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Hebridean Sky

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Corinthian II.jpg
Sea Explorer in harbor of Rethymno port (Greece, Crete)
  • Hebridean Sky
  • Sea Explorer I
  • Sea Explorer
  • Corinthian II
  • Island Sun
  • Sun
  • Renai I
  • Regina Renaissance
  • Renaissance VII
Owner: Noble Caledonia[1]
Port of registry:
Builder: Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, Carrara, Italy
Yard number: 1146
Laid down: December 17, 1987
Launched: April 13, 1991
Completed: December 02, 1991
In service: April 13, 1991
Status: In service as of April 2018
General characteristics
Tonnage: 4,200 GT, Net Tonnage: 1263 tons
Displacement: 3,250 tons
Length: 90.36 m (296 ft 5 in)
  • 30 m (98 ft 5 in) (max)
  • 28 m (92 ft) (waterline)
Draught: 4.05 m (13 ft 3 in)
Depth: 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
Decks: 7
Ice class: 1C
Propulsion: 2 x B&W Holeby engines, 8L28/32AF, 2 x 1760 KW at 750 RPM
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph) (max)
Capacity: 120 passengers
Crew: 72

Hebridean Sky is a cruise ship owned by London-based cruise company Noble Caledonia. As an ice-rated vessel she has operated as an expedition cruise ship in Antarctica and in the Arctic. She was also known under the names Renaissance VII, Regina Renaissance, Renai I, Sun, Island Sun, Corinthian II, Sea Explorer, Sea Explorer I.

Hebridean Sky

I photographed the Hebridean Sky off Chebucto Head, Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a dream ship for many of us, a transport to remote and exotic places.

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